ProGrade’s new 320GB, 640GB CFast 2.0 playing cards are its quickest but, however nonetheless fall brief to CFexpress: Digital Photography Review

The CFast 2.0 could be all however useless, however ProGrade is set to maintain the format evolving for these few cameras that also use the massive reminiscence playing cards.

ProGrade has introduced its new 320GB and 640GB CFast 2.0 Cobalt reminiscence playing cards, which supply learn and write speeds as much as 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. Sustained write speeds are quoted at 470MB/s, in keeping with ProGrade and the playing cards are each V130 licensed, which means write speeds won’t ever drop under 130MB/s.

The CFast 2.0 specification was launched again in 2012 and relies on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 interface, which has a most bandwidth of 600MB/s. Whereas ProGrade’s new Cobalt playing cards are its quickest up to now, they nonetheless come up wanting the utmost bandwidth doable. Spending time attending to that most, nonetheless, possible isn’t price the additional analysis and growth required. Particularly contemplating how few cameras use CFast 2.0 playing cards and the way far more ubiquitous CFexpress has grow to be, as a result of its smaller kind issue and far larger bandwidth (the CFexpress 2.0 normal tops out at 4GB/s, over 6.5x extra bandwidth than CFast 2.0 may ever obtain).

Because it stands, CFast 2.0 playing cards are virtually solely present in cinema-style cameras, with ARRI and Blackmagic Design utilizing it of their Alexa and Pocket Cinema Cameras, respectively.

ProGrade claims the playing cards characteristic error correction for dealing with potential writing errors and use wear-leveling know-how for longer use. The playing cards are X-ray and shockproof, with working temperatures of 0ºC (32ºF) to 70ºC (158ºF).

The 320GB and 640GB ProGrade CFast 2.0 Cobalt playing cards can be found to buy for $329.99 and $599.99, respectively. All playing cards include a three-year guarantee and are anticipated to start out transport in ‘late December.’