What Is the Difference Between Sandisk Extreme & Sandisk Ultra Compact Flash Cards?

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The SanDisk Ultra and Extreme are memory cards. Memory cards can be inserted into a variety of different electronic equipment and used to store files such as images and videos. The Ultra and Extreme memory cards are very similar. There are, however, some subtle differences.

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Both the SanDisk Ultra and Extreme are SDHC memory cards. They are primarily designed for use with digital cameras and camcorders. Both the Ultra and Extreme come in 4, 8, 16 or 32 GB capacities. Both cards come with a limited lifetime warranty from SanDisk.

SanDisk Ultra Specs

The SanDisk Ultra reads up to 15 megabytes per second. The Ultra is best when being used to take photos or video with objects that aren't moving very quickly. The SanDisk Ultra is cheaper than the Extreme. As of 2010, a 4 GB card cost about £24.0, while the 32 GB capacity Ultra card is £108.5.

SanDisk Extreme Specs

The SanDisk Extreme reads faster than the Ultra, up to 30 megabytes per second. Since it allows the camera to read and write faster to its internal disk, you can capture moving objects and people easier. The SanDisk Extreme is also built for durability; SanDisk claims the Extreme can survive in excessive desert and freezing temperatures. The Extreme also adheres to Class 10 specification which makes it well-suited for high-definition video recording. The Extreme series starts at £46.1 for the 4 GB capacity and £252.8 for the 32 GB capacity as of 2010.

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