Essential – CFexpress Type A













Have you ever missed a shot being limited by your current gear?

Meet our Exascend CFexpress Type A memory card and take your video production workflow to the next level. Focus on your creativity, while we provide you with speed and reliability.

Our promise

CFexpress memory card using Exascend’s patented technologies.

Tested & certified

Approved by the CompactFlash® Association, guaranteeing a minimum 200 MB/s write speed.

Filming the project of a lifetime?

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

Made for professionals

Compatible with existing camera systems using CFexpress Type A, including Sony models a1, a7S III, A7 IV, FX3 and FX6.

Capture high quality content

Delivers 8K resolution and beyond at an unbeatable price point, making high-quality cinematic excellence affordable.

“I think these guys are probably the new power. Not a lot of people are investing and having CFexpress Type A cards, especially at an affordable price. And for anybody who has a Sony A1 or something that only can take V90 or CFexpress Type A, this is probably the best option on the market.”

Brandon Cole Photography




Physical information
Form factorCFexpress Type A
InterfacePCIe 3.0 (Supports NVMe 1.4)
Capacity / Part number1TB / EXPC3EA001TB
480GB / EXPC3EA480GB
360GB / EXPC3EA360GB
240GB / EXPC3EA240GB
180GB / EXPC3EA180GB
120GB / EXPC3EA120GB
Flash type3D TLC
Input voltage3.3V±5%
Power consumptionActive <1.75W; Idle <0.5W
Max. sequential read900 MB/s (1TB/480GB/360GB)
800 MB/s (240GB/180GB/120GB)
Max. sequential write850 MB/s (1TB)
800 MB/s (480GB/360GB)
700 MB/s (240GB/180GB/120GB)
Sustained read900 MB/s (1TB/480GB/360GB)
800 MB/s (240GB/180GB/120GB)
Sustained write850 MB/s (1TB)
700 MB/s (480GB/360GB)
550 MB/s (120GB)
450 MB/s (180GB)
400 MB/s (240GB)
Operational temperature-10°C ~ 70°C
Storage temperature-40°C ~ 85°C
Max. TBW600 TB (1TB)
300 TB (480GB)
225 TB (360GB)
150 TB (240GB)
115 TB (180GB)
75 TB (120GB)
MTBF2,000,000 hours

Limited lifetime


Camera TypeBrandModel
DSLR & mirrorless cameraSonya9 III / a1 / a7S III / a7 IV / FX3 / FX6

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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 CFexpress Type A?

CFexpress Type A is a PCIe-based memory card format that is smaller than CFexpress Type B. A CFexpress Type A card is similar to an SD card in size, measuring 20mm(Width) x 28mm(Height) x 2.8mm(Thickness). This allows Type A and SD cards to both fit in the same slot. Cameras that offer CFexpress Type A slots typically support both types of media.

In terms of speed, CFexpress Type A cards are twice as fast as SD cards, with speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s, making them ideal for photographers or videographers who need fast transfer speeds on compact cameras.

What is the difference between CFexpress Type A and Type B?

CFexpress Type A and CFexpress Type B memory cards are both PCIe-based, although their physical dimensions and transfer speeds differ. CFexpress Type B measures 29.8mm(Width)*38.5mm(Height)*3.8mm(Thickness), whereas CFexpress Type A measures 20mm(Width) x 28mm(Height) x 2.8mm(Thickness).

Type A cards can theoretically transfer 1,000MB/s, while Type B cards can theoretically transfer 2,000MB/s.

What is the difference between CFexpress Type A, Type B and Type C?

These types of memory cards have different numbers of data lanes. The more lanes, the faster the transfer speed.

Type A cards can theoretically transfer 1,000MB/s, Type B cards can theoretically transfer 2,000MB/s, and Type C cards can potentially achieve 4,000MB/s.

What is VPG? What are VPG200 and VPG400 certifications?

VPG stands for Video Performance Guarantee. The CompactFlash Association has defined the VPG200 and VPG400 standards, which are guaranteed to deliver sustained write speeds of 200 MB/s and 400 MB/s, respectively.

Who needs a VPG200-certified CFexpress Type A card?

Depending on your shooting style, you might need a card with a fast minimum write speed. For example, if you’re a sports photographer, action photographer, or videographer, it is essential to have a memory card with a fast minimum write speed when shooting in continuous mode or recording videos.

Cards with VPG200 ratings ensure that write speeds will never drop below 200 MB/s, so the risk of frame drops and freezes are minimized.

Which cameras use CFexpress Type A cards?

Some current cameras with CFexpress Type A card slots include:

Sony a1
Sony a7S III
Sony a7R V
Sony a7 IV
Sony FX3
Sony FX6

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

Never miss a shot

VPG200-certified, offering 900 MB/s sustained read and up to 800 MB/s sustained write.


Protection against shocks, vibrations and magnetism.

Slim and sleek design

CFexpress 2.0 Type A form factor.

Guaranteed for life

Generous limited-lifetime warranty and data recovery.

Stay cool

Thermal efficiency through our trademark Adaptive Thermal Control™ technology.

Extended power

Engineered for longer battery life, ensuring uninterrupted capture of your cinematic masterpieces.

Optimize your video production workflow

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