August 29, 2008 New cards in the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC line have set a transfer speed record of 30 megabytes per second – 50% faster than the company's 20MB/s cards. The SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHCcards will hit shelves in September, for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$64.99 for the 4GB model, $109.99 for the 8GB model, and $179.99 for the 16GB model.

Designed to deliver peak performance for the 12.3 megapixel Nikon D90 DSLR camera., the Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards allow users to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second (in the 6.0 MB JPEG L Fine forma)t. The D90 is the first DSLR camera to support the 30MB/s cards at increased performance.

All SanDisk Extreme III cards are capable of functioning in temperatures from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, (-25 to 85 degrees Celsius). SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 30MB/s Edition cards have a Class 6 performance rating, and are fully backwards-compatible with any device that supports SDHC cards.