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SanDisk SDCFX3-2048-901 2 GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card (Retail Package)

by SanDisk

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  • 2 GB capacity
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 20 MB/sec sequential read/write speed
  • Temperature tested 13 to 185 degrees F.
  • Includes RescuePro data recovery software
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SanDisk
  • Model: SDCFX3-2048-901
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 2048 MB

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007G6RZE
  • Item model number: SDCFX3-2048-901
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Amazon.com

If your digital photography demands blazing speed and durability from your memory media, SanDisk has the memory cards for you. SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash media are designed for serious professional photographers who demand one of the fastest and most rugged memory cards on the market.


*Based on SanDisk internal testing.

Extreme III media are made to withstand brutal temperatures.

Ships with advanced data recovery software.
Many professionals work in less than ideal conditions, and that's why SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards are built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperatures, from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme III media are rigorously temperature, shock, and vibration tested, something you'll definitely appreciate whenever you find yourself shooting and storing pictures in harsh environments, extreme temperatures or at high altitudes.

Extreme III memory cards also feature SanDisk's exclusive and innovative Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing (ESP) Technology for the fastest speeds and highest performance. It means that you are getting the fastest read/write speeds available -- an amazing minimum 20MB per second sequential read and write speed.

Every SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card comes with RescuePRO so you can recover images, documents, mail, video, music -- just about any digital file, with ease. Built with leading-edge media recovery algorithms, RescuePro lets you preview recoverable data before you try to retrieve it. With RescuePRO's unique recovery algorithm for MPEG audio and MPEG video recovery (MPEG-1/2/3) what you see, and what you hear, is what you can recover.

For owners of SanDisk Extreme products, SanDisk maintains a dedicated, priority technical support hotline, and you get a lifetime limited warranty. Extreme III media also ships with a travel case that keeps your memory cards organized.


What's in the Box
2 GB CompactFlash card, travel case, and RescuePro data recovery software mini-CD.

Product Description

Sandisk 2GB CF Extreme III memory

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

WHen I shoot in RAW +JPEG FIne format on my 10.2mpx Nikon, it gives 88 exposures.
Curtis Richter
You need a fast card with the higher definition camera and the write speed with this card is lightening fast.
Chainsawdave
There have been many days where I have taken 200-300 pictures without the opportunity to transfer my images.
L. T. Beasimer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

210 of 216 people found the following review helpful By L. T. Beasimer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 4, 2006
With fast shooting high mega pixel cameras, the CF card can be a major performance factor. Why have one of these cameras and use a card that cannot keep up? When prices started dropping on CF cards, I decided it was time to get yet another one.

The Extreme III cards write with a 20 MB/sec sequential read/write speed. These fast write speeds are desirable with large image files. There are cameras with buffers to hold images while writing to the card during continuous shots. At some point if the card cannot write fast enough, your camera will stop shooting until the buffer clears enough room.

This card has a high impact rating. For example; if you were to accidentally drop this card 10-foot up to then hit the floor, this card is rated to sustain the fall without damage.

Also consider this card can withstand temperatures from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (as indicated on the package). Since I live in Texas, I doubt I'll ever have a problem with the card getting too cold. It is nice to know that I could possibly leave the card in a car under the hot Texas sun and it may still work. I've yet to test this scenario, and its unlikely I ever will.

Sometimes the trade off on price comes from power consumption. Lower priced cards may use more power to do the same job as this card. The low power consumption of this card means a longer battery life.

People generally want to know how many images a card will hold. This is a difficult question to answer and greatly depends on both the card and the camera it is used in. The number of images this card will hold on my 20D also depends on the settings used. Let me provide a few settings and image counts for an idea of what this card holds.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful By EnthusiasticOnlineShopper on December 29, 2005
This is the fastest card yet as of March 28, 2005. Using the data collected at: [...] in the CF Database. I was able to make a more informed decision. I had my heart set on the Hitachi Microdrive 3GB when initially purchasing my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT 350D. However, after reviewing the results of the write speed tests, I immediately switched to the San Disc Extreme III. For my camera write speed using this CF is 4.888MB/sec JPEG and 6.263MB/sec RAW compared to the Hitachi Microdrive 6GB 3.466MB/sec JPEG and 4.584MB/sec RAW. Its highly recommended that you check out Rob Galbraith site to help sift through the confusion of which CF Card performs best with your camera.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sagar S. Mungekar on August 31, 2006
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I use this card with my Nikon D200. The card writes data incredibly quickly, saving my raw 10.2 MP images with no problem. I've used this card in all sorts of conditions, from below freezing to well over 100 degrees with no problems.

The data recovery software included is equally amazing. I was able to salvage pictures on my card I accidentally erased quite long ago with no loss. This comes with a warning--pictures you "deleted" remain on the camera, so it needs to be wiped securely before exchanging hands.

Finally, this card while fast, is only as fast as the camera. If you don't need this speed, there are slower, cheaper ones available.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By rebel user on April 21, 2007
I bought this card and already own the Ultra II card for my Canon Rebel XTi. There is no difference as far as camera speed goes between the two cards! It supposedly has a faster write/read speed than the Ultra II, but even when I upload pics from this compact flash card on my card reader to my computer, I did not notice any significant difference between this card's upload speed and the Ultra II's. So if you want to save some money and don't care about using your camera in extreme conditions, than you should just buy the Ultra II, particularly if you have a Rebel XTi.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Mcnutt on September 2, 2006
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With the large file size of pro DSLR's shot in RAW, every little bit of speed counts, whether at capture or download. There are faster Compact Flash cards out there, and there are definately slower ones, but for the price, this is a great card.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Richter on March 9, 2006
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Great card. WHen I shoot in RAW +JPEG FIne format on my 10.2mpx Nikon, it gives 88 exposures. Accessing the memory is immediate, and it writes 3-shot bursts very fast.

Functions well although I haven't tested it in harsh conditions as yet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Tate on February 26, 2007
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I purchased this memory card for my Canon Digital Rebel XTi camera. Great memory card...FAST...RELIABLE...NO PROBLEMS. This memory card is able to keep up with the continuous shooting specs of the camera. The 2gig card can hold a little over 100 shots taken in the RAW + Large JPEG picture mode on the camera. In just the RAW mode, it can hold around 200 shots.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Peterson VINE VOICE on December 29, 2006
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These cards are fast. I have a Canon 30D and I've never been bogged down waiting for the cards to write. But here's a unique story. I own two of these cards. I have forgotten both of them in my shorts while doing laundry. Both cards have gone through the washer. They even got a dose of Downy. After discovering my mistake I laid them in a window in the sun to dry for a couple days. They work perfectly. I've had them since April '06 and neither has ever failed me. And they smell April fresh!
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