SanDisk’s latest 256 GB CompactFlash card is one of the highest-capacity memory cards around–and one of the most expensive. At a suggested retail price of US-$ 1,809.99 (though listed for $989.95 at B&H), the card isn’t so much aimed at the advanced hobbyist photographer with his Nikon D4, but rather at the professional videographer recording 4K high-definition video. With a minimum writing speed of 65 MB/s, the card delivers both the speed and the capacity needed for professional-grade video productions. In addition, it is also coated with silicone on the inside for extra shock protection, and remains in full working order in temperatures as low as -13° F (-25° C) and as high as +185° F (85° C).
Coincidentally, SanDisk also introduced their first CFast 2.0 memory card offering 120 GB of storage and up to 350 MB/s write speeds. Currently, this new standard isn’t widely supported, with one model that makes use of it being the ARRI AMIRA camera.