• SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash is designed for serious professional photographers who demand one of the fastest, most rugged, and most durable memory cards on the market. Professional photographers who work under less than ideal conditions expect more from a flash memory card. More speed. More performance. More reliability. SanDisk's new Extreme III card delivers everything you want plus a whole lot more!
That's 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 you'll definitely appreciate whenever you find yourself shooting and storing pictures in harsh environments, extreme temperatures or at high altitudes.
Every SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash 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 RescuePRO's 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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
I am a retired archaeological photographer with many published photos who paid $50 for my first FOUR MEGABYTE CF card 8-10 years ago. (It still works, BTW!). It was worth the wait.
No problems except that one of my USB card readers hangs up when trying to read it, another one I have works fine. Don't know if it has something to do with 12 not being a power of 2, or just too big for the reader, or what. Other Extreme III's read fine on same reader.
As fast as you think it will be... it is better. Browsing 8MB pictures is almost like viewing on a HD.
The SanDisk Extreme III is a great card. The 12 Gb card MAY be fine for my 30D, but I've not filled it up to the limit, so I don't know if it will truly hold the full 12 gigabytes of photos. The "capacity" is not really a CON, since it does have very high capacity. I'm just not sure if I'll be able to utilize the whole card in my camera. I would recommend the Extreme III to anyone.