Photographers will be able to transfer data at unprecedented speeds with the new SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card

SanDisk claims the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 is the fastest memory card in the world, capable of achieving read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds of up to 350 MB/s.

The new cards are also extremely durable, having been created to withstand exposure to temperature, shock and vibration. The pinless design also minimises potential for damage caused by inserting/removing the card.

The new SanDisk Extreme Pro memory card is the world’s first to use the CFast 2.0 specification announced by CompactFlash Association members last year.

Though the only cameras that currently support the specification are made by videography manufacturer ARRI, early adopters and enthusiasts of the technology include Canon.

Canon says that the new cards will allow for development of more powerful next-generation cameras with capabilities such as 4k Ultra HD video recording.

The previous day, SanDisk also announce the release of the Extreme Pro Compactflash memory card, a 256GB CompactFlash-compatible memory card that can write data at a maximum speed of 140MB/s.

Image: Also announced, the new CompactFlash-compatible Extrmee Pro card, with impressive storage capacity

The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 will be available soon, at a price yet to be confirmed. The SanDisk Extreme Pro Compact flash memory card is available now, shipping worldwide at prices ranging from $219.99 (£138) to $1809.99 (£1136).

For more information visit www.sandisk.com.