updated 01:15 pm EDT, Thu May 29, 2008
SanDisk intros fast cards
SanDisk on Thursday revealed the Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo memory cards, which are capable of an unheard of 30MBps read and write transfer speeds for the format. In comparison, the company's non-HG Extreme III Memory Stick cards manage 18MBps speeds. SanDisk's newest memory card is made to work with Sony's home and professional still cameras, as well as certain camcorders, and should also be compatible with Sony's PSP portable gaming system. The consumer electronics company was actively involved in the PRO-HG card's development.
SanDisk's RescuePRO software is included with the memory cards, allowing for the recovery of deleted images. The PRO-HG cards will be available worldwide for purchase via SanDisk's website and retailers starting in June, priced at nearly $90 (4GB) and $150 (8GB).