Essential – CFast 2.0












Are you tired of slow data transfer, dropped frames and lost moments in your professional video or photography work?

Meet our Essential CFast memory card, a product that has stood the test of time. A CFast card that is not just reliable, but also a trusted partner that allows you to upgrade your cinema workflow being the perfect blend of speed, reliability, and capacity.

Filming the project of a lifetime?

Avoid running out of space with up to 1TB storage capacity.

VPG 130-certified

Guaranteed minimum 130 MB/s write speed, developed for high-resolution video content such as 4k videos.

Speed up your video production workflow

High-speed file transfer, so you have more time to be productive!

Efficiency unleashed

Designed for longer usage without draining your device’s battery.

With conversational AI in the cards: an Essential CFast success story

Exascend provided cinematography-optimized CFast cards with sustained performance that can keep up with StoryFile’s volumetric 6K video workloads.

Learn more about Exascend’s memory cards that can keep up with volumetric 6K video capture for innovative conversational AI in this case study.



Physical information
Form factorCFast 2.0
InterfaceSATA-III, 6.0Gbps
Capacity / Part number1TB / EXSD3X001TB
512GB / EXSD3X512GB
256GB / EXSD3X256GB
128GB / EXSD3X128GB
Flash type3D TLC
Input voltage3.3V±5%
Power consumptionActive <5.0W; Idle <0.9W
Max. sequential read550 MB/s (1TB/512GB/256GB/128GB)
Max. sequential write530 MB/s (1TB/512GB/256GB/128GB)
Sustained read520 MB/s (1TB/512GB/256GB/128GB)
Sustained write520 MB/s (1TB)
400 MB/s (512GB)
300 MB/s (256GB)
180 MB/s (128GB)
Operational temperature-5°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Max. TBW600 TB (1TB)
300 TB (512GB)
150 TB (256GB)
75 TB (128GB)
MTBF2,000,000 hours

Limited lifetime


Camera TypeBrandModel
Video cameraBlackmagic DesignPocket Cinema Camera 4K / Pocket Cinema Camera 6K / URSA Mini Pro 4.6K / URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 / URSA Mini Pro 12K
CanonEOS C200 / EOS C300 MKII / EOS C700 / EOS C700 FF / EOS 1D MKII / EOS 1DX MKII / XC10 / XC15
Z CAME2 F6 / E2 F8 / E2 S6 / E2 M4
HasselbladH6D 50c / H6D 100c / H6D 400c MS
External recorderATOMOSNinja Star
Blackmagic DesignHyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

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Exascend Cinematography Brochure2.32 MB
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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.


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.


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 (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.


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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What is the difference between CFexpress and CFast 2.0?

CFast 2.0 was released in 2012 and supports SATA-III interface with speeds up to 600MB/s. CFexpress was released in 2017 and leverages NVMe PCIe interface. Each CFexpress card has 1 to 4 lanes, which means they can transfer data at 1,000 MB/s to 4,000 MB/s.

What is the difference between CFast and CF cards?

Though they have similar names and dimensions, CFast cards are not to be confused with CF cards – which are theoretically speed-limited to 167MB/s. CFast cards offer faster read and write speeds of up to 600 MB/s and are better suited for data storage.

What is CFast 2.0?

Released in 2012, the CFast 2.0 format is a faster version of CompactFlash cards intended for professional video cameras. It supports SATA-III at speeds up to 600MB/s.

According to CompactFlash Association, CFast cards based on the CFast 2.0 specification are intended for both industrial and professional imaging and video markets.

Do you also offer a CFast card reader?

Yes, Exascend offers a high-speed USB 3.2 CFast 2.0 card reader that supports transfers up to 10 Gbps.

What is VPG130?

The Video Performance Guarantee (VPG) specification ensures stable high-resolution video recording in professional DSLRs and video cameras. Memory cards with VPG130 certification have a minimum sustained write speed of 130 MB/s, which ensures videos are saved without interruptions or frame drops.

Key Features

High-end CFast 2.0 card

Designed to match your professional high-end cinematography.

Keeping up with you and your gear

VPG 130-certified and top-level SATA-III performance.

Made for demanding environments

Your perfect partner for every adventure – no matter if you wander the desert or are out and about exploring the north pole.

Increase your workflow productivity

Providing up to 550 MB/s sustained read and up to 530 MB/s sustained write.

Compact and rugged design

CFast 2.0 form factor.

Guaranteed for life

Generous limited-lifetime warranty and data recovery.

Optimize your video production workflow

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