SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress Type B card review

One of the biggest names in memory cards, Sandisk has some attractively priced and very fast CFexpress cards

SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress Type B card review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

SanDisk is one of the best-known memory card producers and it has a good understanding of the market, offering cards in a range of capacities starting at 64GB. The cards are also well-priced and it delivers one of the best performances that we’ve seen in-camera so you can be sure to get the best from whatever you’re shooting with.


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    Good range of capacities

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    Attractively priced

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    Respected memory manufacturer


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    Large capacity cards still expensive

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    Smaller cards offer slower speeds

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    Doesn’t match the claimed speeds

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Along with Lexar, SanDisk is one of the most widely-recognized memory brands. If offers a wide range of products including the Extreme Pro CFexpress Type B card in four capacities starting at 64GB and going up to 512GB. The smaller capacity cards are particularly attractive as they are the most affordable, but they have slower read and write speeds. The 64GB card, for example is the slowest with a maximum read speed of 1500MB/s and a maximum write speed of 800MB/s. With read/write speeds of 1700/1400MB/s, the 512GB is the fastest card in the range. It’s also well-priced for the card type and capacity but at around £500/$500 is still much more expensive than many photographers are prepared to stomach.

Provided that you register the card, SanDisk makes its RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software available for free download just in case you accidentally delete a file.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.