|SanDisk Extreme 4 CompactFlash wins EISA Award|
Mark Peters : August 17th 2006 - 06:10 CET
SanDisk Extreme 4 CompactFlash Cards wins EISA Award : SanDisk Corporation today announced that the European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA), Europe's largest press organization, has named the new SanDisk Extreme IV line of high-speed CompactFlash cards as the European Memory Card of the Year 2006-2007. The SanDisk Extreme IV cards are the fastest storage cards in the world and are targeted at photographers who require the highest possible performance and the largest capacities for their medium format and high-end digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. EISA is the largest editorial press organization in Europe, with a membership of 52 audio, mobile electronics, video and photo magazines from 18 European countries. |
The internationally renowned awards are presented annually in recognition of new products that combine the most advanced technology, performance and value. SanDisk has won an EISA award in 2004 for its SanDisk Ultra II line and in 2005 for its SanDisk Extreme III line of memory cards.
SanDisk Extreme 4 CompactFlash
SanDisk Extreme IV cards are available in 2, 4 and 8-gigabyte GB capacities and deliver read and write speeds of 40 megabytes per second (MB/sec.), twice as fast as the SanDisk Extreme III cards. This exceptionally fast card speed is critical when shooting large numbers of high-resolution images or transferring large numbers of images from card to computer. Jorge Goncalves, president of EISA, said, "The SanDisk Extreme IV is the fastest card available at the present time ... The card can withstand moisture, dust and shocks, making it the most reliable card for the semi-professional and professional user."
EISA award for the SanDisk Extreme line
Tanya Chuang, senior product marketing manager for SanDisk's high performance flash memory cards, said, "Once again, we are truly honored to win the prestigious EISA award for the SanDisk Extreme line and to be recognized by such a distinguished panel of imaging experts." The SanDisk Extreme IV cards are targeted at the professional photographer who needs the absolute highest performance and maximum reliability. The company will continue to offer the SanDisk Extreme III and SanDisk Ultra II lines.
SanDisk CF Extreme IV - Price and Availability
Photographers who purchase the cards also will have access to a dedicated toll-free number for technical support questions. SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash cards and new reader will be available at the following suggested retail prices:
• SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 2GB - $159.99 - €128 - Available July 2006
• SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 4GB - $319.99 - €255 - Available July 2006
• SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 8GB - $639.99 - €509 - Available July 2006
• Introductory Bundle Pack 2GB + reader - $239.99 - €197 - Available July 2006
• Introductory Bundle Pack 4GB + reader - $399.99 - €323 - Available July 2006
• SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader - $79.99 - €69 - Available July 2006
• SanDisk Extreme USB 2.0 Reader - $24.99 - €22 - Available August 2006
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the United States.