- Brand Name: SanDisk
- Model Number: SDSDX3-2048-901
- Memory Storage Capacity: 2 GB
- Form Factor: SD Memory Card
SanDisk 2 GB SDSDX3-2048-901 Extreme III SD Memory Card (Retail Package)
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- Built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperatures
- Designed to meet the critical speed and performance needs of serious professional photographers
- Lets you quickly capture, view, upload and transfer large image files
- Minimum 20MB/second sequential read and write
- Data recovery software ensures your photos will be there even if you delete them accidentally
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Thats because only SanDisk Extreme III memory cards feature innovative ESP Technology for the fastest speeds and highest performance. ESP stands for "Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing". Simply put, it means you are getting the fastest read/write speeds available an amazing minimum 20MB per second sequential read and write speed speed youll definitely appreciate whenever you find yourself shooting and storing pictures in harsh environments, extreme temperatures or at high altitudes.
Every SanDisk Extreme III SD 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 RescuePros 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.
- Designed to meet the critical speed and performance needs of serious professional photographerslets you quickly capture, view, upload and transfer large image files
- Ideal for demanding photo shoots under severe weather conditionsheat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc.
- Built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperaturesfrom -13 to 185 degrees F
- Min 20MB/second sequential read and write
- Durable, reliable and thoroughly testedtemperature tested (heat and cold); shock and vibration tested
- Data recovery softwareensures your photos will always be there (even if you delete them accidentally)
- Dedicated, priority technical support hotline for direct customers of SanDisk Extreme products
- Included travel case keeps your memory cards organized
- Lifetime limited warranty
Top Customer Reviews
The 'Extreme' captured 29 RAW images in 30 seconds, while an Ultra captured only 23 (the camera supposedly can capture 3 frames/second). Using the computer's USB 2.0 card reader, the Extreme uploaded just a tad slower than the Ultra (1.2 seconds/frame, vs. 1.15 seconds/frame). When capturing JPG's, the two cards were about equal (85 vs. 86 frames in 30 seconds) with the Ultra a tad faster... a negligible difference.
If the camera could capture 5 frames/second instead of 3, or the card reader were faster, the 'Extreme' card might have been faster than the 'Ultra'; but this is the equipment I have.
So, if you know your equipment can take advantage of the extra speed and you'd rather have the slight speed advantage than have three cards ($29/each) for the price of two ($43/each), consider the 'Extreme'. Otherwise, I'd recommend using the 'Ultra'.
If you have a digital SLR and taking a shot every minute or so, you don't need this card. Go for an inexpensive SD card with more memory. It would be fine.
I would also recommend the Extreme card to someone who has a point and shoot camera since there is next to no buffer memory that transfer's the photo data to the card and the camera is more dependent on the write speed of the card.
That said, the 2 GB Extreme III is extremely fast in my D40; 20-25 large/normal JPEG shots in continuous mode write to this card almost instantaneously, with perhaps a 0.5 second lag at the end. RAW or RAW + JPEG continuous shots would write a tad slower, but still amazing. Read/transfer speeds are similarly swift.
SanDisk memory cards are very reliable, and well-priced. You can't go wrong with this product, you might just want to order the Ultra II to save a few bucks. You could also make due with the 1GB Ultra II card SanDisk SDSDH-1024-901 1 GB Ultra II Secure Digital Memory Card (Retail Package) if you are a casual shooter with a 4-6 megapixel camera. Whatever you get, make sure you have at least two of them, so you won't run out of memory and have a back-up in case of failure.
Almost forgot to mention: the Extreme III card retail package comes with the latest version of Sandisk's "RescuePRO File Recovery Utility" (v3.2) on a mini CD, plus a small memory card carrying pouch. Nice extras, included in the price.
[UPDATE 8/26/07: Just checked the prices on both cards. With a one-dollar 34-cents difference, you might as well get the Extreme III. Right now Amazon has the best price out there...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this a while back. Still working. Got this at a bargain deal. Yes, only 2 gigs, but that is all I needed for my camera since I upload and back up frequently.Published 6 months ago by R. Torres
I still have and use this card, I purchased it in 2007. It functions correctly.Published 7 months ago by Hannahrain
Sure. 2.0 gb -- wow. I have used it with my Nikon DSLR - and still use it. Simple, sure. But it's been great...even in burst mode. Never any issues.Published 9 months ago by freelight
Very pricey, but, if you have older stuff you really have no choice?Published 11 months ago by Michael Lovell