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SanDisk SD card

You must have heard of SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash memory card products. But do you know what the best SanDisk SD card is? In this post, MiniTool introduces various SanDisk SD cards and tells you answer.

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About SanDisk

SanDisk is the world's largest supplier of flash memory card products. This company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets flash memory card products used in various electronic systems.

As we all know, flash memory cards allow data to be stored in a compact and removable format. Indirectly, SanDisk's flash memory card products helped promote mass market sales of digital cameras, multimedia mobile phones, USB flash drive disks, and other digital consumer devices.

SanDisk was founded in 1988 by Dr. Harari Eli, an international authority in the field of non-volatile storage technology and then became a publicly listed company in November 1995. But in October 2015, it was acquired by Western Digital for US $ 19 billion.

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What Is the Best SanDisk SD Card?

SanDisk's product line is divided into 4 series: ordinary SanDisk SD card, SanDisk Ultra SD card, SanDisk Extreme SD card, and SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card.

The ordinary SanDisk SD card looks like the following picture:

ordinary SanDisk SD card

This series of SD cards is compatible with SDHC and SDXC cameras, laptops, tablets and other devices. This series of SD cards also supports recording of several hours of high-definition video (720p). But please note that this series is the worst in SanDisk SD card and its speed class is only C4.

The SanDisk Ultra SD card looks like the following picture:

SanDisk Ultra SD card

Both the above two cards are SanDisk Ultra SD cards. Their write speed class is C10 (to some extent, U1 equals C10), which allows you to shoot Full HD (1080p) videos. But they have difference in read speed. The dark grey SanDisk Ultra SD card has a read speed up to 48 MB/s, while the silver SD card has a read speed up to 80 MB/s.

Please note that both the above SD card don't have a good performance. If you have no requirements on SD card performance, you can buy them.

SD Card Speed Classes, Sizes and Capacities - All You Need to Know

The SanDisk Extreme SD card looks like the following picture:

SanDisk Extreme SD card

According to the official statement, this series has a shooting speed up to 70 MB/s and a transfer speed up to 150 MB/s. With UHS-I enabled, it can reach U3 speed class, which allows you to shoot wonderful high-resolution uninterrupted Full HD and 4K videos at any time.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card looks like the following picture:

SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card

The SanDisk Extreme Pro SD cards can be divided into SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I SD cards and SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD cards. If you just look at their covers, the biggest difference you may notice is their speed.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I SD card has a shooting speed up to 90 MB/s and a transfer speed up to 170 MB/s, while the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD card has a shooting speed up to 260 MB/s and a transfer speed up to 300 MB/s.

Some novices notice that and quickly decide to buy the latter without cautious consideration. But experienced users would find the two cards have the same speed class (to some extent, U3 equals V30). If you want to buy a camera SD card, the speed class is important.

Bottom Line

After comparing various SanDisk SD, we can make a conclusion that SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD card is the best SanDisk SD card so far.

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