Innovative solutions for video editing, motion graphics, and post production.

Sonnet SF3 Series

Sonnet SF3 Series
Sonnet SF3 Series Sonnet SF3 Series Sonnet SF3 Series
Mfr PN: SF3-2RMM
Our PN: SNT-SF3SERIES
Manufacturer: Sonnet
Platform(s): Mac & Win

Availability: In stock

$194.99

Sonnet SF3 Series




$0.00

Quick Overview

SF3 Series - RED Mini-Mag Card Reader - Thunderbolt 3

* Required Fields

$194.99

Imagine The Possibilities...

 

Thunderbolt LogoWhen you shoot on RED, chances are yourfootage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality anddurability. With the move to shooting in 8K and at high frame rates, thosecards fill up faster than ever—the need for a tool that accelerates offloadingfootage from multiple cards is greater than ever, too. The Sonnet SF3™ Series -RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is the ultimate tool for the job.

 

 

RED Approved LogoFeaturing a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™3 interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memorycards to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—onlocation, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cardswill support.

 

Key Features

 

Superior Performance—Ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG cardsat maximum supported speeds to Mac, Windows and Linux computers

 

Cuts Ingest Times in Half—Dual card slots enablesimultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency

 

Compact, Rugged, Stackable—Rugged aluminum enclosure forreliable operation. Stackable design enables multiple SF3 Series card readersto occupy same footprint.

 

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Features dual Thunderbolt 3ports; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderboltperipheral devices, including additional SF3 Series pro card readers

 

 

Key Features

 

Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connectorretainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

 

Backward Compatible With Thunderbolt 2 and ThunderboltMacs—When used with an Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapterand a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)

 

Ready for Racking—Threaded mount points enable secureattachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space

 

Lifetime Technical Support

Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting

The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingestfiles simultaneously from two cards at up to 1060 MB/s—more than double theaverage ingest speed of other RED MINI-MAG card readers—to cut your ingesttimes in half.

 

Ingest Six Cards Simultaneously in The Same Time as Just OneCard in USB Reader

The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously meansyou can complete the process—without swapping cards—in as little as one sixththe time required using a single-slot reader!

Ingest Four, Six or More RED MINI-MAG Cards Simultaneously!

Built with rugged aluminum enclosures, SF3 Series cardreaders are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling you to connectup to six RED MINI-MAG readers to your computer through a single cable. Now youcan take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, sixor more cards simultaneously!

The Sonnet RED MINI-MAG Reader Designed for Digital ImagingTechnicians (DITs)

 

Measuring 5.75 inches wide by 1.4 inches high by 6.1 inchesdeep, the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is suitable for use in anyworkflow and workspace; for DITs working multi-camera shoots or in a smallspace, the Sonnet reader’s design advantages stand out. Built with ruggedaluminum enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked anddaisy chained, enabling multiple RED MINI-MAG, SxS, and CFast 2.0 readers tooccupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a singlecable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth toingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

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.

Thunderbolt 3 — The USB-C That Does It All

The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG 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 devicesto a single port on your computer. The reader includes 10GbpsUSB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second portusing the proper cable or adapter. The Sonnet reader also provides full supportfor connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(1). Forconnected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-poweredThunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader.

Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Cable and ThunderLok 3 Included

In addition to a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connectthe SF3 Series reader to your computer, Sonnet includes a ThunderLok 3(2)Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the reader (becauseaccidental cable disconnects can lead to data loss). The clip slides over oneend of the cable and secures it to the reader with a thumbscrew. Because of itsunique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector itself, but remainson the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

Backward Compatible with Older Macs

 

No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAGPro 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).

Review

You're reviewing: Sonnet SF3 Series

Description

Imagine The Possibilities...

 

Thunderbolt LogoWhen you shoot on RED, chances are yourfootage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality anddurability. With the move to shooting in 8K and at high frame rates, thosecards fill up faster than ever—the need for a tool that accelerates offloadingfootage from multiple cards is greater than ever, too. The Sonnet SF3™ Series -RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is the ultimate tool for the job.

 

 

RED Approved LogoFeaturing a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™3 interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memorycards to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—onlocation, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cardswill support.

 

Key Features

 

Superior Performance—Ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG cardsat maximum supported speeds to Mac, Windows and Linux computers

 

Cuts Ingest Times in Half—Dual card slots enablesimultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency

 

Compact, Rugged, Stackable—Rugged aluminum enclosure forreliable operation. Stackable design enables multiple SF3 Series card readersto occupy same footprint.

 

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Features dual Thunderbolt 3ports; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderboltperipheral devices, including additional SF3 Series pro card readers

 

 

Key Features

 

Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connectorretainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

 

Backward Compatible With Thunderbolt 2 and ThunderboltMacs—When used with an Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapterand a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)

 

Ready for Racking—Threaded mount points enable secureattachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space

 

Lifetime Technical Support

Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting

The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingestfiles simultaneously from two cards at up to 1060 MB/s—more than double theaverage ingest speed of other RED MINI-MAG card readers—to cut your ingesttimes in half.

 

Ingest Six Cards Simultaneously in The Same Time as Just OneCard in USB Reader

The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously meansyou can complete the process—without swapping cards—in as little as one sixththe time required using a single-slot reader!

Ingest Four, Six or More RED MINI-MAG Cards Simultaneously!

Built with rugged aluminum enclosures, SF3 Series cardreaders are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling you to connectup to six RED MINI-MAG readers to your computer through a single cable. Now youcan take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, sixor more cards simultaneously!

The Sonnet RED MINI-MAG Reader Designed for Digital ImagingTechnicians (DITs)

 

Measuring 5.75 inches wide by 1.4 inches high by 6.1 inchesdeep, the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is suitable for use in anyworkflow and workspace; for DITs working multi-camera shoots or in a smallspace, the Sonnet reader’s design advantages stand out. Built with ruggedaluminum enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked anddaisy chained, enabling multiple RED MINI-MAG, SxS, and CFast 2.0 readers tooccupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a singlecable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth toingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

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.

Thunderbolt 3 — The USB-C That Does It All

The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG 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 devicesto a single port on your computer. The reader includes 10GbpsUSB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second portusing the proper cable or adapter. The Sonnet reader also provides full supportfor connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(1). Forconnected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-poweredThunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader.

Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Cable and ThunderLok 3 Included

In addition to a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connectthe SF3 Series reader to your computer, Sonnet includes a ThunderLok 3(2)Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the reader (becauseaccidental cable disconnects can lead to data loss). The clip slides over oneend of the cable and secures it to the reader with a thumbscrew. Because of itsunique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector itself, but remainson the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

Backward Compatible with Older Macs

 

No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAGPro 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

Part No. 
SF3-2RMMSF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader
Hardware 
Warranty2-year
Technical SupportLifetime
Form FactorPortable card reader
Bus Interface40Gbps Thunderbolt 3
External Connector
  • Two RED MINI-MAG slots
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Power port
Power AdapterUniversal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Supported MediaRED MINI-MAG
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)9.2 x 6.8 x 3.5 in (233 x 173 x 89 mm)
Reader Dimensions (WxDxH)5.75 x 6.1 x 1.4 in. (145 x 155 x 36 mm)
RoHS CompliantYes
Mounting InstructionsPDF Download
Package Contents
  • Sonnet SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader
  • Power adapter
  • Region-specific Power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, or Switzerland
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip
  • Documentation
DocumentationPDF Download

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.


 

 

Mac Compatibility

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® 10.12.6+

macOS Mojave compatible

Windows Compatibility

Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports

Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)

Linux Compatibility

Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports

Linux Kernel 5.0+


Technical Notes

  1. One 4K monitor directly supported. Two 4K monitors requires either a 4K monitor with multi-stream transport support (DP out), or a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort. 5K monitor requires a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPortadapter.
  2. ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.

 

Mac OS LogoWindows LogoWindows Logo RoHS Compliant Logo

Review

You're reviewing: Sonnet SF3 Series