The New Sony CFexpress Type B Memory Cards are Tough as Nails

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These new Sony CF Express Type B memory cards are super fast, and super tough!

If you’re in the market for some new CF cards, and you need them to be able to withstand extremes, these new CFexpress Type B memory cards might be for you. Sony have just announced some new CFexpress cards that are designed for professional and industrial use. These ultra fast memory cards will allow you to read and write data at blistering speeds, and they will let you work in conditions that others would run and hide from. Join us after the break for more info and for the official press release.

The Sony CFexpress Type B memory cards have been designed to work in the harshest of conditions. Initially the new memory cards will be available with a capacity of 128GB, but will also eventually be available in 256GB and 512GB flavors.

The CFexpress Type B memory cards will have crazy fast read speeds of up to 1700 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1480 MB/s. They are being marketed as temperature proof, but the cards do have their limits. They should work just fine in temperatures of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) and 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius). The memory cards are X-Ray proof, anti-static proof, can withstand 70N of force, and they have a UV guard. You never knew there were super hero memory cards did you!

These new CFexpress cards are three times faster than Sony’s old fastest cards, but there’s a catch! You will need a new card reader to get the most out of them. The Sony CFxpress Card Reader, MRW-G1, is optimized for Sony CFexpress Type B memory card and takes full advantage of the card’s fast read speed. This reader is also compatible with Sony XQD card G series and M series.

The new Sony CFexpress Type B memory cards and the new card reader will be available in the summer of 2019. No prices have been announced yet. Check out the official press release below.

 

Official Press Release

 

Sony Electronics Develops CFexpress Type B Memory Card Boasting Ultra-fast Read and Write Speeds of up to 1700MB/s[1] and 1480MB/s[1]

  • Ultra-fast speed, designed for professional and industrial use, supports future evolution of digital devices
  • High reliability in extreme conditions thanks to TOUGH performance and smart software
  • New CFexpress card reader, MRW-G1, takes full advantage of Sony CFexpress Type B’s high-speed performance
  • The CFexpress Type B memory card and the CFexpress Card Reader are expected to be in the market in early summer 2019.

Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the development of the CFexpress Type B memory card (CEB-G128), a new ultra-fast next generation memory card [2] that is ideal for professional and industrial use. With its super-fast speed of up to 1700MB/s (read) along with highly reliable toughness, this memory card supports the future evolution of digital devices.

Enhancing Sony’s high performance, value-added memory card line-up, the CFexpress Type B is designed based on a new specification which adopts the latest interface, PCIe® [3] Gen3, standardized by the CompactFlash Association.

The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card offers a 128GB capacity, with higher capacity models of 256 GB and 512 GB planned for the future.

Ultra Fast

The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card is roughly 3 times faster than Sony’s fastest CFast memory card (with 530MB/s read speed). With a write speed of up to 1480MB/s, this card meets future requirement needs for secure industry data-recording or requirements from professionals to capture hi-resolution images or high-bitrate video.

With a read speed of up to 1700MB/s, even large-sized data files can be transferred quickly, when compared to existing memory cards. For example, when making copies or backing up large-sized data from multiple memory cards, transfer time will be dramatically reduced enabling greater efficiency.

The new CFexpress Card Reader, MRW-G1, is optimized for Sony CFexpress Type B memory card and takes full advantage of the card’s fast read speed. This reader is also compatible with Sony XQD card G series and M series.

TOUGH performance

The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card has superior strength, surpassing the CFexpress standard by a factor of three, being able to withstand 70N of force in bend, and five times greater reliability for enduring falls from up to 5m high.

The card is also temperature proof [4], X-ray proof [5], anti-static [6] and has a UV guard so it can support usage in tricky or tough environments [7].

Peace of mind

Media Scan Utility and Memory Card File Rescue are available as a free download to Sony CFexpress card users.

Media Scan Utility is PC software that automatically scans your Sony CFexpress memory card every time you connect it to a PC via your MRW-G1 card reader8. The software keeps you informed of the condition of your card and lets you know if you’re nearing or have reached the flash memory limit.

Memory Card File Rescue eradicates every photographer’s worst nightmare – deleting photos accidentally and losing your precious work. The software recovers accidentally deleted files including RAW or high-resolution images and videos, so your work is safe from whatever obstacles are thrown your way.

The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card and the CFexpress MRW-G1 Card Reader are expected to be available in summer 2019.

[1] Based on Sony internal testing. Actual performance may vary and is dependent on environment and usage.

[2] Based on memory card standard announced from the CompactFlash Association in 2017 as the next generation of XQD memory card and CFast memory card. CompactFlash is a trademark of CompactFlash Association.

[3] PCIe is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.

[4] Based on Sony internal testing, memory media can operate in temperatures between -13 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) and 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 degrees Celsius). Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage.

[5] Based on Sony internal testing, memory media is in conformance with ISO 7816-1 X-ray screen testing. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage.

[6] Based on Sony internal testing, memory media is anti-static certified to IEC 61000-4-2 standard. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage.

[7] Based on Sony internal testing, memory media is in conformance with ISO 7816-1 ultraviolet ray irradiation testing. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage.

[8] MRW-G1 is required to scan Sony CFexpress memory card