SanDisk 2 GB, Extreme III Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card.

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About SanDisk

Serious professional photographers who demand one of the fastest, most rugged, and most durable memory cards on the market should choose the SanDisk Extreme III SD card. Built to work under the most challenging conditions, with SanDisk Extreme III you'll get more speed, better performance, and unmatched reliability.

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 speedsavailable 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 SD 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, andwhat you hear, is what you can recover.

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
  • Data recovery software?ensures your photos will always be there (even if you delete them accidentally)
  • Data recovery software?ensures your photos will always be there (even if you delete them accidentally)
  • Dedicated, priority technical support hotline for direct customers of SanDisk Extreme products
  • Lifetime limited warranty

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Most Liked Positive Review


Fast and reliable

I have many CF Extreme III's for my portrait and wedding business. They have been dead reliable and upload fast to my Mac Pro with firewire. I bought this SD version for my "point and shoot" Lumix LX2 and did see a measurable difference in write times from a standard card I had.


Most Liked Negative Review


Didn't make a difference

I bought this memory card because it said it would make my point and shoot camera have a faster "write time". I can't tell that it made any difference at all so it must not help certain types of cameras that are just not fast anyways. I have a Nokia L11 cheapo...bought it last year for [$]

Reviewed by 89 customers


Great memory card for Rebels


This card is pretty good. Use mostly for shooting jpegs. I use at least 8GB when shooting Raw + Jpeg. Very dependable; never a problem with read/write. Can't go wrong with SanDisk memory cards - good price performance value.


Works flawlessly


I have been using Sandisk since I got my first digital camera in 2004 and I have yet to have one fail.


Good Speed


No complaints from this fast performer.


My work-horse card.


I have four of these cards and they all perform flawlessly (for the past year). And quickly. Reasonably priced.


great card and value




Great deal! Used product before!


Great product! Super storage apacity! Great image quality!


Very Fast


I bought these for a recently purchased 450D and noticed a huge difference in write times going from standard SD to these Extreme III SDs. It was like getting a significant camera upgrade. I bought 2GB cards thinking it is safer to put fewer photos on any given flash card. While this is true, each 2GB card holds only about 125 raw files from my 450D, which means a few more card changes than I want during weddings. 4GB is probably the sweet spot for these large raw files.


Just what 'the doctor' ordered


I ordered these for my wife's first digital camera. Now she's a convert.


Awesome speed improvement


I bought these for my Canon 450D, which was a recent purchase. I got some standard Sandisk SD cards with it and didn't think much of the speed one way or the other. However, after trying out the Extreme III SD I couldn't believe how much difference it made! It was like getting a significant camera upgrade. The buffer empties almost as fast as I can shoot. I trust the Sandisk brand and am quite satisfied with this purchase. My only regret is with not getting the 4-GB cards. I thought it best not to put too many photos on any given card, and that may be wise, but having to switch cards out during an event can cause a lost photo too. Nonetheless, the Extreme III really did make a difference in speed and hopefully will prove to be reliable for the years to come.


Questionable Quality Control


I purchased a pack of 5 of the 2 GB cards, and one is questionable. When first installed, it would not register in the camera. Subsequently I was able to format it, but the card has to be installed several times before it is recognized. Obviously there is a problem with the contacts/connection.

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