Exascend Introduces VPG400-certified CFexpress 4.0 Type A Card

Engineered to operate on advanced PCIe Gen 4 interface, the VPG400-certified Essential Pro CFexpress 4.0 Type A memory cards offer unprecedented performance, effectively doubling the bandwidth compared to previous CFexpress 2.0 standards.

Exascend, Inc., an industry leader in providing cutting-edge flash storage solutions for cinematography, industrial, and automotive sectors, proudly unveils the latest addition to its product line – the Essential Pro series CFexpress 4.0 Type A memory cards. Engineered to operate on advanced PCIe Gen 4 interface, these cards offer unprecedented performance, effectively doubling the bandwidth compared to the previous CFexpress 2.0 standards. Set for commercial release in Q1 2024, Exascend’s Essential Pro series Type A cards represent a significant leap forward in high-performance data storage technology.

The CFexpress 4.0 Revolution

In August 2023, the CompactFlash Association announced the CFexpress 4.0 standard, setting a new benchmark with maximum speeds reaching 4GB/s for Type B and 2GB/s for Type A cards. This development positions CFexpress 4.0 as a future-proof technology, ready to match the evolving demands of high-performance cameras and devices. The industry’s transition towards CFexpress 4.0 promises a new era of performance and efficiency in digital data storage. Moreover, these cards maintain full backward compatibility with CFexpress 2.0, ensuring optimal performance even in legacy devices.

Exascend Essential Pro CFexpress 4.0 Type A

Tailored for the compact needs of Sony cameras, the Essential Pro CFexpress 4.0 Type A cards redefine performance with speeds up to 1,800 MB/s read and 1,650 MB/s write, along with capacity options extending up to 1TB. This makes them perfectly suited for professional creatives who demand seamless capture and editing of high-resolution footage. Additionally, these cards are VPG400-certified, guaranteeing flawless 8K video capture at frame rates up to 120fps without frame drop.

Low Power Consumption and Optimized Thermal Management

Exascend is committed to not just pushing the boundaries of performance and capacity but also to enhancing the efficiency and longevity of our products. The Essential Pro series introduces state-of-the-art features designed to minimize power consumption and optimize thermal performance. These advancements ensure that our CFexpress 4.0 cards operate 25% cooler and are more energy efficient, making them ideal for extended use in demanding environments.

Pricing and Availability

As with Exascend’s CFexpress 2.0 Type A offerings, the Essential Pro Type A cards are fully compatible with full line of Sony cameras such as the α1, α7S III, α7 IV, FX3, and FX6. The cards will be available from March 26, 2024. Exascend is pleased to announce Essential Pro CFexpress 4.0 Type A pre-orders are available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Essential Pro CFexpress Type A cards come with Exascend’s comprehensive limited-liftime global warranty* that covers any issue with the card and its components. For accidents and damage that render customers’ footage inaccessible, Exascend offers the industry’s best factory data recovery service that can rescue files from even severely corrupted data, ensuring peace of mind for our customers worldwide.
*Terms and conditions may apply.

Series Capacity Max. read Max. write Sustained read Sustained write
Essential Pro CFexpress 4.0 Type A 1TB 1,800 MB/s 1,650 MB/s 1,800 MB/s 1,650 MB/s
512GB/256GB 1,800 MB/s 850 MB/s

About Exascend, Inc.

Exascend started by providing high performance SSD solutions for industrial and enterprise applications. In 2020, Exascend brought its technical capabilities to the world of cinema, with the goal of giving photographers and filmmakers reliable storage products they need to capture limitless creativity on camera. Exascend is committed to pushing storage innovation further to stay ahead of the camera technology curve – Inspiration to Innovation. For more information, visit us at: https://cinema.exascend.com/.

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