ProGrade Unveils CFexpress Type A Cards with Read Speeds of 800MB/s

ProGrade Digital announces its new CFexpress Type A memory card with read speeds up to 800MB/s and burst write speeds up to 700MB/s. In addition, ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress Type A card delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s (VPG 400) – specifically designed for high-resolution video capture.

CFexpress Type A is a memory card format that is smaller than full-size SD, and bigger than microSD. By leveraging PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe 1.3 host controller interface, CFexpress Type A provides levels of performance three times greater than the fastest UHS-II cards available in the market.

The CFexpress Type A form factor is gaining broad industry adoption due to its size and performance, and its open industry standard support from major device manufacturers.
“Due to the size and performance of CFexpress Type A, we believe that next-generation compact DSLR and mirrorless cameras will start adopting this form factor over SD as we have already seen in some of the new cameras,” said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “We are now able to offer the widest range of CFexpress card choices to meet both current and future needs of all leading-edge imaging applications. Coupled with our CFexpress Type A USB 3.2 Gen 2 high-speed reader, our customers have a complete solution for capturing and downloading still and video images as well as enhancing their digital imaging workflow.”

Presently only Sony has utilized the CFexpress Type A specification and, in Sony’s case, can share the same card slot with the older and still popular, albeit slower, SD card slot on cameras like the Alpha 1. And while Sony has been the only camera manufacturer to add the slot to its cameras, it is also the only memory card manufacturer to produce the cards — until now.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A memory card key features:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X1 interconnect
  • Extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation
  • Thermal throttling protects the card from overheating
  • Unique serialized tracking of every card enabling identification of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Rigorous 100% full card testing down to individual memory chips for optimal quality
  • X-ray proof, shock-proof
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14 to 158°F/ -10 to 70°C; storage -4 to 185°F/ -20 to 85°C
  • Three-year warranty

The 160GB ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A Cobalt card (the only capacity available at this time) is available to pre-order on ProGrade’s website for $330.

More info on ProGrade Digital’s website.

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