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SanDisk Extreme III 16-Gigabyte CompactFlash Card Wins Editor’s Choice Award from American Photo Magazine

Eki 18, 2007

SanDisk Cards Recognized For Speed, Performance and Versatility

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2007- SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced that the SanDisk 16-gigabyte1 Extreme® III CompactFlash® card has won an Editor's Choice Award from American Photo magazine. This is one of the photographic publishing industry's most authoritative honors, with judging criteria based on quality and performance. The announcement was made during PhotoPlus 2007 International Conference & Expo, where SanDisk is exhibiting through Saturday in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

20071019_am_photo.jpg "Each year, the editors of American PHOTO select from hundreds of new products for photographers," said Jeffrey Roberts, publisher of American Photo. "Only a handful of products pass the key selection requirement that it make a significant improvement in the lives and workflow of photographers who will use these products."

In explaining the products selected, the magazine wrote of the SanDisk Extreme III 16GB card: "Unlike competitors, it's a tough-as-nails professional version with 'extreme' temperature and shock specifications identical to its 8GB predecessor - and despite its doubled capacity, no reduction in the previous 20MB/second data transfer speed."

"Winning an Editor's Choice award is immensely satisfying," said Tanya Chuang, SanDisk's director of retail product marketing for global imaging. "We believe that the speed and performance of the SanDisk Extreme III card are second to none and we are pleased to have this confirmed by such a highly-regarded publication. Earning this award is a testament to the commitment and dedication we have made to our customers to offer the best possible storage card products for digital photographers worldwide."

The SanDisk Extreme III 16-gigabyte card is ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files. The SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley™ Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media. The card has minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) 2

SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.


SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com
Images of SanDisk products are available at http://www.sandisk.com/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?ID=2207

SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, CompactFlash and SanDisk Extreme are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s).

1 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
2 Performance based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, specifications, applications, markets, customer acceptance and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: these products may not perform as expected, these products may not be available when expected and the other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.

CONTACT: SanDisk Corporation
  Ken Castle
  408-801-2195
  Ken.Castle@sandisk.com

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