OWC Unveils the USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card Reader

OWC introduced their USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B card reader at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan. The OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B card reader claims much better real-world data transfer speeds than traditional USB-C (10 Gb/s) card readers, particularly when used with OWC Atlas CFA 4.0 memory cards.

Although cameras must be equipped to fully support the current CFexpress 4.0 standard, users can still achieve much faster data transmission speeds with the latest cards and card readers.

OWC claims that the compact form of its new Atlas USB4 card reader makes it an excellent travel companion for content creators, fitting seamlessly into any camera bag. The reader has an aluminum shell and a new heat sink to prevent thermal throttling.

It also includes a “Innergize” switch, which gives customers with USB 3.2 devices a 30% performance gain when used with OWC’s Innergize software, compared to prior generations of USB 3.2 products.

“Our Atlas series of professional photography and videographer tools continue to break down barriers and address challenges creative professionals face, namely, critical time savings,” says Larry O’Connor, founder and chief executive officer of OWC. “We have implemented a unique switch that will allow this reader to interface with various computers and in all instances still allow the user to benefit from the OWC Innergize software.”

The Atlas USB4 card reader is backward compatible, making it suitable for customers who do not have the latest and fastest cards. It supports USB4, USB 3, Thunderbolt 3, and Thunderbolt 4. It also supports CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards at their full speed. It is compatible with macOS, Windows, and Linux desktops, as well as the iPhone, iPad, and Chromebook devices.

The OWC Atlas UBS4 CFexpress Type B memory card reader is now available for preorder at Macsales.com for $100, with shipping beginning in early March.

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