Sonnet Announces Dual-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader For CFexpress 2.0 Type B And XQD Media

Sonnet Technologies has announced the SF3 Series – CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader using Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. 

Sonnet said the new reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface. It supports CFexpress 2.0 Type B, a new, ultra-fast recording media developed to support the requirements of shooting 4K and 6K RAW video and continuous capture of high-megapixel photos. XQD cards have been available for several years and share the same form factor and connector as CFexpress 2.0 Type B media.

Compatible with Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the reader ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B and XQD media at up to maximum supported speeds. Designed for demanding workflows, Sonnet's SF3 Series card readers are built with aluminum enclosures and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.

These features enable users to stack and connect up to six readers to their computer in a daisy chain through a single cable and ingest footage from four, six, or more cards simultaneously.

The Sonnet reader is also compatible with older Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the bidirectional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable. 

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