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SanDisk Introduces SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash
New Cards Result In Faster Capture of High-Resolution Images and Quicker Card-to-Computer Transfers

Jonathan Torgovnik, contract photographer for Newsweek magazine, war correspondent and freelance photographer, said, “Many photographers were wary of using cards larger than 1GB because they didn't want to ‘put all their eggs in one basket.' While that may have been an issue for some in the past, that attitude is changing very quickly. I always shoot RAW images, so using 4- or 8GB cards is a must. It also lets me concentrate on taking pictures and keeping the momentum going rather than worrying about filling the card after only a few shots.”

Faster Cards And Readers Improve Workflow—The “SanDisk Extreme IV System”

While the speed of the card is important for in-camera performance, card-to-computer transfer rates are becoming an increasingly important workflow consideration. The time it takes to transfer images to a computer can be a bigger bottleneck now that card capacities have expanded into the multi-gigabyte range.

The SanDisk Extreme IV cards and SanDisk Extreme FireWire 800/400reader combine to form a high-speed “system” that dramatically decreases card-to-computer transfer time. Images are transferred at up to the 40MB/sec. speed of the SanDisk Extreme IV cards. For a limited time, the company will offer an introductory bundle pack that includes a 4GB SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash card and a SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader.

In the U.S. and Europe, a free 30-day trial version of Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 software is bundled with each SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader. Photoshop is the professional image-editing standard and leader of the Photoshop digital imaging line, and the software supports both Macintosh and PCs.

Extended Operating Temperature Range For Reliable Use Under Extreme Environmental Conditions

SanDisk Extreme IV cards are designed to withstand the industry's widest guaranteed operating temperature range from a freezing minus 13 ◦ F (minus 25 ◦ C) to a scorching 185 ◦ F (plus 85 ◦ C). The cards also include RescuePRO® software that allows photographers to easily recover accidentally deleted images, lost digital images or data. The included software is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms.