SF3 Series -CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader
Professional Dual-Slot CFexpress 2.0 Type B/XQD Card Readerfor Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Whether you’re capturing 4K at 60P RAW video footage toCFexpress™ memory cards, or shooting hundreds of photos in a session and savingthem to XQD™ memory cards, the generated files are huge, and the cards fill upfast. Moving those files to your computer for editing is a must, but if you usethe wrong tool, you’ll spend a lot of time waiting around. Get a Sonnet SF3™Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader; it’s the ultimate tool for finishingthe job fast.
Ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards and XQDcards at up to maximum supported speeds.
Cuts Ingest Times byup to Half
Dual card slots enable simultaneous ingest of footage fromtwo cards for greater efficiency.
Small and rugged aluminum enclosure for reliable operation;design enables multiple SF3 Series card readers to occupy same footprint.
Threaded mount points enable secure attachment of tworeaders side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.
40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3Interface
Fastest interface available; offers 2750 MB/s of PCIebandwidth.
Two Thunderbolt 3Ports
One port connects to computer; second port supports daisychaining of up to five additional SF3 Series pro card readers.
With Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Macs when used with anApple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable(both sold separately).
Mac & WindowsCompatible
Supports Mac and Windows computers.
Cut Ingest Times byup to Half
Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting
The SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader isultra-fast, able to ingest files from CFexpress and XQD cards at their maximumspeeds. Better still, it can ingest files simultaneously from two CFexpresscards—at more than double the average ingest speed of other CFexpress or XQDcard readers—to cut your ingest times in half.
Ready for Racking
Sonnet’s SF3 Series pro card readers include threaded mountpoints that enable you to securely attach two readers side-by-side on a racktray in just 1U of rack space.
Fastest ExternalInterface Available
Thunderbolt 3 - The USB-C That Does It All
Featuring a dual-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, thisprofessional reader ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B or XQD memorycards to any Mac® or Windows® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, inthe studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cards will support.
The SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader features twoThunderbolt 3 ports; the first one used for connecting to your computer, whilethe second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderboltperipheral devices(1) to a single port on your computer.
10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2Support
The reader includes 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, meaningyou can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable oradapter.
Supports Two 4K orOne 5K Display
The Sonnet reader also provides full support for connectingup to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @60Hz(2).
Provides 15W of Power
For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts isprovided to bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series -CFast 2.0 ProCard Reader.
Included at No ExtraCharge Thunderbolt 3 Cable. ThunderLok 3.
Sonnet includes a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cablethat, unlike some other cables, transfers data at Thunderbolt 3’s full 2750MB/s bandwidth, and supports up to 100W of Power Delivery (PD). In addition,Sonnet provides a ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(3) thatprevents accidental cable disconnections—just slide it over one end of thecable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning athumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so itwon’t get lost when not in use.
Backward Compatiblewith Older Macs
No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQDPro Card Reader is also compatible with Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderboltports when used with the bi-directional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) toThunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately).
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter plus Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)
macOS Mojave compatible
Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)
Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Linux Kernel 5.0+