The world's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card? Yes, please! SanDisk has just taken the CF game to an entirely new level, doubling the capacity of its current highest Extreme Pro offering by dishing out a 128GB model here at CES. The Extreme Pro is definitely the card of choice for the high-speed cameras here at Engadget HQ, and for those who've outgrown their twin 64GB setup within their D3S, you can soon pop in a pair of these bad boys for a nominal fee. The card touts performance as high as 100MB/sec (write), a Power Core controller and a UDMA-7 interface, perfectly suited for capturing hours of 1080p footage. Oh, and speaking of that nominal fee -- it's expected to hit retail "later this year" for $1499.99. Yeah, a grand and a half. But hey, you get what you pay for. In less enticing news, a pair of new flash drives are also being launched this evening, the SanDisk Ultra and Cruzer Edge. The Ultra offers transfer rates as high as 15MB/sec, ships in capacities ranging from 8GB to 32GB and will cost between $44.99 and $109.99. The Cruzer Edge reaches from 2GB to 16GB and will set you back between $12.99 and $79.99. Check out the full releases after the break, and though we shouldn't need to advise you, we'd recommend you start pinching those pennies dimes soon.
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SanDisk reveals $1500 128GB Extreme Pro CF card, Ultra / Cruzer Edge USB drives at CES 2011

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SANDISK OFFERS SECURITY SOFTWARE AND ONLINE BACKUP

FEATURES ON USB FLASH DRIVES

* SanDisk® SecureAccess™ software lets consumers store files in an encrypted, password-protected folder within a SanDisk® USB flash drive

* SanDisk will be the only major company to offer encryption and online backup features across its entire retail USB drive portfolio

* SanDisk introduces two new USB flash drives-the SanDisk Ultra® USB drive and the SanDisk Cruzer® Edge™ USB drive

Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, January 5, 2011-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it is offering encryption and online backup features across its entire retail USB portfolio. SanDisk® SecureAccess™ software protects files against unauthorized access by creating an encrypted, password-protected folder or "vault" on the USB drive. The software also includes up to 2 gigabytes (GB)1 of secure online backup storage offered by Dmailer2.

"Business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops each week in U.S. airports, and more than half of those laptops contain confidential or sensitive information*," said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. "Data security has become an absolute necessity, and SanDisk USB drives with SecureAccess software offer an easy to use vault protected by AES encryption."

Encryption and online backup features will be shipping on SanDisk's entire retail USB portfolio later in the first quarter of this year.

SanDisk SecureAccess Software

* Password-protected "vault" automatically secures files with 128-bit AES encryption, protecting against unauthorized access in case the drive is lost or stolen.

* Secure partition lets consumers determine which files remain private when sharing a USB drive with colleagues or friends.

* Additional protection against computer crashes and data loss is optionally available for users with up to 2GB of secure online backup from Dmailer. Remotely access online data anytime, anywhere, and easily share large files over the cloud.

* Easy to use drag and drop functionality; the vault's capacity on the USB flash drive adjusts automatically as content is added or removed.

* Currently shipping on select SanDisk USB drives.

SanDisk is also expanding its USB product portfolio with two new drives to meet the needs of a broad set of customers. The SanDisk Ultra® USB flash drive features faster transfer rates and the SanDisk Cruzer® Edge™ USB drive offers easy portability.

SanDisk Ultra USB Flash Drive

The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drive features faster transfer speeds of up to 15 megabytes per second (MB/sec)3 and large storage capacities that help consumers conveniently manage libraries of multimedia content. The drive carries a five year limited warranty4 and comes in 8GB to 32GB capacities carrying suggested retail prices ranging from $44.99 to $109.99.

Featuring a compact slider design for easy portability, the SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive allows consumers to bring their photos, music and videos with them wherever they go. The drive carries a two year limited warranty5 and is available in 2GB to 16GB capacities carrying suggested retail prices ranging from $12.99 to $79.99.

Availability

The SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive is available to retailers worldwide now and will be available at www.sandisk.com later this month. The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drive will be available to retailers worldwide and at www.sandisk.com later this quarter.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards – from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States
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SANDISK ANNOUNCES WORLD'S FASTEST HIGH-CAPACITY COMPACTFLASH CARD

SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash® Card Offers Unprecedented Combination of Speed and Storage-Up to 100MB/sec Write Speed and 128GB Capacity


Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, January 5, 2011-SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced the world's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash® card. The latest milestone in SanDisk's long history of industry-leading products, the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ CompactFlash® card features 128 gigabytes (GB)1 of storage and up to 100 megabyte per second (MB/sec)2 write speeds. With its Power Core® controller and UDMA-7 interface, the card delivers the performance demanded by high-end DSLR cameras.

"No other product on the market can match our new card's combination of speed and storage capacity," said Susan Park, director, product marketing, SanDisk. "By consistently pushing the boundaries of flash innovation, we are able to develop advanced products not found anywhere else."

With a set of features optimized for professional photographers and videographers, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is ideally suited for imaging applications requiring Full HD3 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. The card's unprecedented combination of speed and storage lets photographers capture more frames when shooting in continuous burst mode, and enables them to record high quality Full HD videos.

* Up to 100MB/sec write speed enables shorter wait times and faster continuous burst shooting.

* Video Performance Guarantee4 allows for superior Full HD video recording at a sustained 20MB/sec write speed.

* 128GB capacity offers more room for capturing RAW+JPEG photos, sequential bursts, even Full HD and 3D video content.

* SanDisk's proprietary Power Core™ controller distributes data across the card more rapidly and efficiently, and the UDMA-7 interface allows for maximum data transfer between card and camera.

* Best-in-class quality assurance offers photographers peace of mind knowing that the card is backed by rigorous stress, shock, vibration, humidity and moisture testing procedures and a lifetime limited warranty5. The card features RTV silicone coating for added protection.

Availability and Pricing

The 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is available now for preorder at www.sandisk.com, and will be available at retailers worldwide later in Q1 2011. The card carries a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards – from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States
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