SanDisk today announced that it is developing flash memory cards based on the new CFast2.0 specification.
The new memory card features a theoretical maximum transfer speed of 600 MB/s, four times more than today’s best CompactFlash cards.
In fact, 600 MB/s is a greater speed than even SATA III solid-state drives have to offer (the best have 550 MB/s read and 500+ write rates).
Needless to say, this can only mean good things for professional photographers, since the speed allows images to be shot at 40-megapixel resolution.
SanDisk is currently sampling CFast2.0 memory cards to camera manufacturers as they design and optimize their next-generation host devices for the new specification.
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