Atech Flash Technology, which owns the Blackjet brand, has announced new devices that should be appreciated by both photographers and videographers: the Blackjet TX-1CXQ Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader for CFexpress Type B and XQD memory cards and the Blackjet TX-4DS Thunderbolt 3 Hub Dock station with four compartments.
The new Thunderbolt 3 Hub Dock station can be configured by the user himself with the help of additional modules. Both devices have Thunderbolt 3 interface ports and provide data transfer rates of up to 40 Gb / s.
The new TX-1CXQ card reader can read CFexpress Type B and Sony XQD / XQD 2.0 memory cards, and connects to the user’s computer using the Thunderbolt 3 interface.
All this will allow transferring data from memory cards at speeds up to 1600 Mb / s in the case of CFexpress cards and 500 Mb / s for XQD cards. At the same time, the card reader is powered from the Thunderbolt 3 port. The device supports Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 and higher OS.
The Blackjet TX-4DS Thunderbolt 3 Hub Dock is a four-bay device. It can be installed as modules for working with memory cards, as well as modules with SSD-drives. Two Blackjet DX-1M modules for reading SSD memory type M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe are included. Additional modules for reading memory cards of various formats are purchased separately.
The device has a Dual Thunderbolt 3 interface with support for speeds up to 40 Gb / s, and the second Thunderbolt 3 port supports serial connection of up to five Thunderbolt devices at once in a chain: it can be a monitor, external storage device or other devices. In addition, you can create archives of your files – the dock station supports RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD.
And in order for you not to worry about the overheating of the device, it has a silent fan for efficient cooling. The Blackjet TX-4DS is powered by an external power supply that comes with the kit, measuring 120x145x155 mm.
Price, and availability
Back in April 2020, another company named ProGrade Digital announced the release of its new card readers: Thunderbolt 3 PG04 and PG05.5. These devices are designed to read CFexpress Type B and SD (UHS-II) memory cards.