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SanDisk announces 95MB/s Extreme Pro microSD cards, 8GB for $59.99

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SanDisk is releasing Extreme Pro microSDHC cards with transfer speeds up to 95MB/s. The new cards use the UHS-1 interface and are available from $59.99 on the company's website.

sandisk extreme pro sdhc
sandisk extreme pro sdhc

SanDisk is revamping its Extreme Pro microSDHC lineup, adding 8GB and 16GB cards with sequential read speeds up to 95MB/s. The announcement comes more than two months after Samsung announced its own 80MB/s cards, but it looks like SanDisk might have gotten to market first. The 8GB and 16GB cards are available for $59.99 and $99.99, respectively, from SanDisk’s site.

Like their Ultra predecessors, the new red-and-tan Extreme Pros support the Ultra High Speed (UHS–1) interface, letting compatible hardware take advantage of faster transfer speeds than previous-generation cards allowed. While they’ll still work on devices that don’t support the newer interface, you won’t get the same performance, so it’s a good idea to check your device if you’re considering one for an older phone or tablet.