ProGrade launches 160GB CFexpress Type A Card with 800MB/s Max Read Speed

ProGrade Digital founded three years ago, the management of Lexar, has released a new camera memory card – 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt.

ProGrade Digital 160GB CF Express Type A Camera Memory Card

The CF express provides a maximum read speed of up to 800 MB/s and a maximum write speed of up to 700 MB/s. At the same time, the manufacturer promises that the minimum constant write speed of the card will not fall below 400 MB/s.

In ProgGrade promise that their cards are “built to last”, and they meet all modern requirements. They can be used for shooting RAW 4 the K; 4K and 6K ProRes 444; 4K, 6K, and 8K ProRes 422 HQ. The design of the housing provides the heat transfer required for high speeds. The cards are resistant to temperature extremes, shock, vibration, and X-rays.

Such high-speed characteristics are provided by the PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Built-in temperature control protects the contents of the card from loss due to overheating. To prevent overheating, the body of the card is made of metal.

Features

  • Capacity: 160GB
  • Bus: NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4
  • Low standby power consumption thanks to NVMe PS0 and PS4
  • Maximum read speed: 800MB/s
  • Maximum write speed: 700MB/s
  • Minimum Continuous Write Speed: 400MB/s
  • It lets you record RAW 4K -Video
  • Metal housing for improved heat dissipation
  • Built-in thermal throttling
  • Shock, vibration, and X-ray resistant
  • Operating temperature range: -10 to + 70 ° C, storage: -20 to + 85 ° C
  • Not compatible with CFexpress Type B card devices
  • 3-year warranty.

Price and availability

ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt camera memory card has been priced at $329.99 and is already available to purchase via the Adorama.com, and Bhphotovideo.com websites. The company is also offering a combo pack for $589.99.

Although CFexpress Type A is up to three times faster than more common SD cards, the format cannot yet claim high sales, in part for two reasons. First, Sony is the only camera manufacturer currently that has cameras with a slot and support for those media. Second, CFexpress Type A cards tend to be slightly more expensive than SD cards of the same capacity, so many people prefer to use their existing SD cards.

Recently, Sony has also introduced the 80GB and 160GB CFexpress Type A memory cards, thus expanding its TOUGH series. It provides high-speed data transfer, as well as the reliability of information storage, and is designed for professional use for both photo and video shooting. For convenient work with new memory cards, Sony also announced a new MRW-G2 card reader, which can work not only with CFexpress Type A but also with SD cards.

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