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SanDisk has announced the release of its highest capacity SD card ever, the 64 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Ultra SDXC card.

The advent of HD technology on consumer devices called for the need for higher capacity SD cards with the capability to download large files at a high speed and SanDisk has delivered just that.

With its 64GB capacity, up to 15MB/sec read speed and Class 4 speed rating, the new SanDisk card is ideal for capturing and storing massive 1080p high-definition video files and then transferring them quickly to your computer.

With its large capacity and high performance, the card is the perfect travel companion. From video to photographs the new SanDisk SDXC card can safely store all your precious memories.

SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which makes it possible to manufacture cards with storage capacity up to 2 terabytes (TB). The SDXC card’s exFAT file structure helps consumers record long-duration HD videos. The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card can store more than eight hours of such video with recording speed of 9 Mbps (HD standard).

“SDXC is the successor to the popular SDHC card format,”” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “”The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card delivers the speed and capacity consumers need for extended HD video recording and improved rapid shooting of still images. The card is an ideal complement for recently announced SDXC-compatible cameras and camcorders.””

Because the SD 3.0 specification was recently released, only a handful of devices may be immediately available that support SDXC cards. However, the pace of new camera model introduction supporting the SDXC format is accelerating. Canon announced at CES that all of its new VIXIA camcorder models and PowerShot cameras are compatible with SDXC cards.

Widespread adoption of SDXC is expected to occur across a range of consumer electronic products including HD-TVs, Blu-ray recorders/players, camcorders, cameras, mobile phones, navigation systems and computers.

The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC card comes with a lifetime limited warranty.