SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II PRO review

SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II PRO review

SanDisk Corporation, the global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the world’s fastest microSD card. SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II PRO card allows users to action cameras, unmanned drones and smartphones loading and unloading of large video and music files at unprecedented speeds to date.

SanDisk Extreme PRO micro sd review

SanDisk’s new card, available in capacities of 64 GB and 128 GB, offering transfer speeds up to 275 MB / s to download high-quality content at record speed. Thanks to its classification as Class 10 and UHS Speed ​​Class 3 (U3), the SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-II card is the perfect item to capture video at resolutions of Full HD and Ultra HD 4K in the last action cameras, drones drones and smartphones. With the card, SanDisk also includes a USB 3.0 reader to download files conveniently to a PC card.

In the words of Les Santiago, Direct IDC Research:

Mobile devices today are more sophisticated than ever, requiring more advanced technology to deliver the best possible user experience. With increasing demand for higher quality content, such as video at resolutions of Full HD and 4K, the need for storage solutions have higher capacity and faster growing exponentially. The microSDHC UHS-II Pro SanDisk Extreme card is at the forefront of delivering solutions that meet these changing needs.

The latest action cameras, drones and smart phones and tablets are versatile and powerful devices that have expanded the possibilities to collect and record high-quality video. The SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II microSDXC cards are compatible with devices that use host UHS-I, operating at speeds up to UHS-I as long as the device allows. They have also been designed for the most rugged devices today, since the cards can keep up in extreme environments. SanDisk Extreme Pro cards microSD microSDHC UHS-II 4 are made of shock resistant, high temperature, with an impermeable coating and protection against contamination x-ray

The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-II cards are manufactured with capacities of 64 and 128 GB and have a limited lifetime warranty and will be available worldwide in the second quarter of this year at a price of $ 179.99 and $ 299.99 respectively

SanDisk X300s SSD Specs, Self Encrypting with 1TB capacity

Self encrypting storage devices are on the rage right now as more and more companies and government institutions adapt these devices. SanDisk wants to make full use of this opportunity and has churned out X300S, a M.2 2280 single sided SSD that can be used with any laptop or desktop. It comes in five capacities 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.

SanDisk X300s specifications

Form Factors: 7mm 2.5-inch Cased, M.2 2260
Capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Interface: SATA Revision 3.1 (6 Gb/s) backward compatible to SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gb/s) and SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5 Gb/s)
Sequential Read/Write: Up to 520/460MB/s
Random Read/Write: Up to 96/80k
Endurance (TBW): >40 (64GB), >80 (128GB-512GB)
Latency Read/Write: 55/65μs
Active Power (W): 0.12
Slumber(mW): 80 (64GB-256GB), 90 (512GB)
DEVSLP(mW): 5.0 (64GB), 5.0 (128GB), 5.0 (256GB), 6.5(512GB)
Weight(g): 2.5” 7mm Cased: 51 (64GB-128GB), 55 (256GB-512GB); M.2 2280: 7 (64GB-512GB)
Operating Temperature: 0 C to 70 C
Non-operating Temperatures: -55 C to 85 C
Operating Vibration: 5.0 gRMS, 10 – 2000 Hz
Non-operating Vibration: 4.9 gRMS, 7 – 800 Hz
Operating/Non-operating Shock: 1,500 G @0.5 msec half sine
Certifications: FCC, CE, UL, ULc, TUV, KC, BSMI, ACA, VCCI

No matter which capacity you get, you will benefit from its AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine that encrypts everything stored on the disk. The SanDisk X300S is 2.5 inch type which means you can use it in your laptop too.

SanDisk X300s

While you can use software side encryption on any storage device, it is always painfully slow. The M.2 ones as expected, do not come with any cases.