Archon – CFexpress Type B

2TB

1TB

Dust-resistant

Weatherproof

Impact-resistant

X-ray-safe

Magnetic-resistant

Overview

Worried that your memory card can’t keep up while shooting the most exciting content on your RED camera?

Meet our Archon CFexpress Type B card and focus on creating, while we provide you with reliable storage and maximum performance.

Filming the project of a lifetime?

Avoid running out of space with up to 2TB storage capacity.

Capture content in the best quality

Offers 8k resolution and above, so you don’t have to compromise.

Imagine losing your most valuable data

Not with us! With our factory data recovery service your content is in safe hands.

Certified by RED

Specifically designed for your RED V-RAPTOR camera.

“Exascend’s CFexpress Type B card has been a game-changer for me. I’ve been using it for about seven or eight months now, mainly with my RED KOMODO-X, and I can’t stress enough how reliable it’s been. While I’ve heard stories of errors with other brands, I haven’t encountered a single hiccup with the Exascend card. It’s not just speedy; it’s also incredibly dependable.”

Laticia Fan

Director of Photography

Specifications

Specifications

Physical information
Form factorCFexpress Type B
InterfacePCIe 3.0 (Supports NVMe 1.4)
Capacity / Part number2TB / EXPC3E002TBI
1TB / EXPC3E001TBI
Flash type3D TLC
Input voltage3.3V±5%
Power consumptionActive <4.5W; Idle <0.3W
Performance
Max. sequential read1,700 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Max. sequential write1,600 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Sustained read1,700 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Sustained write1,600 MB/s (2TB/1TB)
Reliability/Endurance
Operational temperature-10°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Max. TBW1,200 TB (2TB)
600 TB (1TB)
MTBF2,000,000 hours
Warranty5 years

Compatibility

Camera TypeBrandModel
Video cameraREDV-RAPTOR / V-RAPTOR XL / KOMODO-X

Flyer Download

FileSizeDownload
RED CFexpress Type B4.6 MB
Exascend Cinematography Brochure2.32 MB
Exascend Cinema Brochure Lite392 KB

Comparison

Comparison

FlagshipPremiumValue
Product
Series
Capacity1TB | 512GB1TB | 512GB | 256GB2TB | 1TB | 512GB | 256GB | 128GB2TB | 1TB1TB | 512GB | 256GB
Raw video resolution12K8K8K8K8K
Sustained read speed1,850 MB/s1,800 MB/s1,800 MB/s1,700 MB/s1,800 MB/s
Sustained write speed1,700 MB/s1,700 MB/s
900 MB/s (256GB)
1,400 MB/s
900 MB/s (256GB)
450 MB/s (128GB)
1,600 MB/s1,200 MB/s
900 MB/s (512GB)
450 MB/s (256GB)
Power consumptionActive <4.5WActive <3.0WActive <4.5WActive <4.5WActive <4.5W
Rugged designIP67 + WeatherproofWeatherproofWeatherproofWeatherproofWeatherproof
Key feature
  1. Best performance
  2. For burst RAW photography and video production
  3. VPG400-certified
  4. Heat optimized
  1. Most suitable for video production
  2. Lowest power
  3. Heat optimized
  1. Highest capacity
  2. For burst RAW photography
  1. RED-approved
  2. Certified for RED V-RAPTOR, V-RAPTOR XL & KOMODO-X
  1. Entry-level option
  2. Best value
Warranty5 years5 years5 years5 years3 years
Data Recovery✔️✔️✔️✔️-

Advanced Technology

How can we promise that our product delivers the highest performance and reliability?

We at Exascend are a team of engineers, with hardware design, firmware development and manufacturing all under one roof. We strive to listen to your feedback and leverage the newest technologies, so you never need to worry about nightmares like data loss or running out of space.

Afterburner™

Our cutting-edge Afterburner™ technology ensures maximum performance, especially during fast-action or burst mode photography.

Data Retention Plus™

Our technology mitigates the risk of data integrity issues resulting from the natural degradation of flash storage – even under extreme workloads.

SuperCruise™

Our technology ensures unbeatable stable write performance – so you never need to worry about data loss or recording failures.

Adaptive Thermal Control

Overheating can lead to issues like frame drops and slowdowns. We prevent overheating from the get-go with this unique technology.

RAID ECC

RAID ECC (Error-Correcting Code) is an advanced Exascend technology that avoids the risk of data loss and allows the storage device to rebuild even severely corrupted data.

Smartstream™

With this exclusive technology, memory cards can handle both burst shooting and extended recording seamlessly – balancing performance and battery life.

Conformal Coating

Our Conformal Coating technology protects your Exascend SSD against environmental threats and makes sure that it is safe from elements like water and dust.

Yes, there are even more technologies behind our products!

We have developed a wide range of technologies to provide filmmakers and content creators with maximum capacity, performance and reliability throughout the whole video production workflow.

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FAQ

FAQ

Is Exascend Archon CFexpress approved by RED?

Yes, Exascend Archon CFexpress is a RED-approved CFexpress card. You can view an updated list of cards compatible with RED V-RAPTOR on RED’s website.

What formats does Exascend Archon CFexpress support?

The Exascend Archon CFexpress card handles 8K RAW on RED V-RAPTOR without any risk of frame drops. The Exascend Archon CFexpress card also supports video formats up to 12K RAW and all photography formats available, including high-resolution burst photography.

Is the Exascend Archon CFexpress a capacity-focused or an endurance-focused CFexpress card?

Exascend Archon CFexpress combines high storage capacity and high endurance in a single card. It can be fully written to twice a day, every day for five years. Because of its high endurance and reliability, it comes with a worldwide five-year warranty.

Can you tell me more about the exclusive performance and reliability-enhancing technologies used in Exascend Archon CFexpress cards?

“Exascend technologies such as Adaptive Thermal Control™ and RAID ECC enhance memory card reliability and mitigate the risk of data corruption. Our SuperCruise™ and enterprise-class latency optimization technologies boost sustained performance and improve responsiveness. Originally designed for mission critical and enterprise applications, these technologies raise the bar for performance and reliability in cinematography applications.

And it’s much more than just a theoretical difference. This is what performance looks like over time with Exascend Archon CFexpress compared to other premium CFexpress cards:

Exascend Archon CFexpress sustained cinematography performance.Other card manufacturer’s premium CFexpress card performance.”

What types of users and applications is the Exascend Archon CFexpress suitable for?

We designed the Exascend Archon CFexpress to offer a perfect balance between capacity, performance and reliability. That makes it a reliable companion for any type of shoot and any type of cinematography professional.

Moreover, Exascend Archon CFexpress’ extreme reliability and unique thermal design make it a perfect choice for high-budget studio productions and shoots in challenging environments.

Who designs and manufactures Exascend’s CFexpress cards?

Our CFexpress cards are designed, engineered, and manufactured 100% in-house by our global team spread across locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. That includes the card firmware, which is developed in-house by our world-class R&D team. In other words, we don’t rely on turn-key solutions or simply assembling off-the-shelf components – we create uniquely capable products through full control of every variable that makes our products great.

What if something happens to my Exascend Archon CFexpress card? How long is the warranty?

Exascend’s five-year global warranty covers any issues with the card. In case of accidents, including accidental formatting and destroyed cards, our deep-level factory data recovery service has extremely high recovery success rate even in cases with severe data corruption and damage.

What type of NAND flash does Exascend Archon CFexpress use?

Exascend Archon CFexpress uses premium TLC NAND flash from our partners at Micron and Kioxia.

What is limited lifetime warranty?

Exascend defines our lifetime warranty as a warranty that is valid for as long as the product is owned by the customer. Lifetime warranties may not be recognized in certain countries or regions, such as Germany and Canada. Please check your local laws.

Key Features

A RED Digital Cinema collaboration

Engineered exclusively for RED V-RAPTOR.

Made for professional cinematography

Extreme sustained performance, no dropped frames.

Built for adventure

Ready for anything! Developed for the most demanding environments.

Speeding up your success

Providing 1,700 MB/s maximum read and 1,680 MB/s maximum write.

Slim and sleek design

CFexpress 2.0 Type B form factor.

Data recovery included

5-year warranty and automatic RAID recovery.

Optimize your video production workflow

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