SanDisk 2 GB Extreme III Compact Flash Memory Card.


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About SanDisk

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Reliable (80),Fast (35),Strong construction (31),Lightweight (27),Rugged (20),Excellent interface (19),Compact (9),Versatile (7)
Best Uses:
Digital photography (48),Professional cameras (29),Digital capture (27),Image storage (24),Image transportation (20),Travel (19),Casual cameras (9),Upgrade (7),Back-up (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (45),Professional (26),Casual user (3),Pro photographer (3)

SanDisk Features

  • 20mb/sec sequential read/write times
  • Designed to meet the critical speed and performance needs of serious professional photographers?lets you quickly capture, view, upload and transfer large image files
  • Built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperatures?from -13º F to 185º F ( -25º C to 85º C)
  • Durable, reliable and thoroughly tested?temperature tested (heat and cold); shock and vibration tested (industrial-grade RTV included for CompactFlash)

Reviews about this item

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(based on 85 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


I am very happy with this card

I have been using this CF card with my Canon EOS-20D for the last six months. It has performed flawlessly, and has no problems keeping up with the camera, even when shooting continuously. I like it so much that I just ordered a 4GB version to go with it.


Most Liked Negative Review


Okay product

A little slow to write when shooting at 12mp

Reviewed by 85 customers


Good product


from Madrid, Spain  -  Pro Photographer

Very fast and reliable. I am very confident working with this product. It is not unstable ever.


This is so good, I bought 2


from Washington, NC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Have taken over 1,000 pictures on it.


Fast and reliable


from Virginia  -  Getting started

Just what I needed-nice and cheap, but still does the job well

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Only brand i will use


from Banning Ca.  -  Professional

In my studio I maintain multiple computers both Mac and Windows,plus several Canon DSLRs. SanDisk Extreme cards are very useful when moving image files from camera to computer and computer to computer. In the field I can count on them for speed and reliability when that Image suddenly comes into view. Nature photography is my passion. I only shoot Raw files and the write rates have never stopped my cameras from capturing that moment when it counts !


Great product


from Boulder, CO  -  Professional

This is my third Sandisk card. The first one I have had for 5 years and it has been used heavily. I use it in my job. The second one I have had for a year and I use it for personal work. Both have been flawless. When I decided I needed another card I turned to Sandisk. These cards are a good value because they work.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A Superb CF Card


from Auburn, AL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This card stands up to the most rigorous demands of digital photography. Data recording is so rapid that there's never any delay between exposures in rapid sequence. I have several of these cards, prefering the 2-gb size because the 122 RAW images I get per card is a convenient number for a processing batch.


Sandisk Works


from Stafford, Texas  -  Professional

I just took seven of these cards with me to Ixtapa Mexico to photograph a wedding on the beach and they were great!


Extreme for sure!


from Dallas, TX  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have use this memory card for my Nikon D200 and after using this, others can't seem to match it. It's great for someone who wants great storage and yet keep great quality in photos.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Plano, TX  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great product. I have always trusted the Sandisk memory cards. [...]


"Great value for the money"


from Rochester, MN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have a Canon EOS 20D and the 2GB card is the perfect size. I use one SanDisk 2 GB Extreme III for morning photography and a separate one for the afternoon, the combination works very well for keeping things organized.

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