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Sayonara XQD™

CFX-B series CFexpress™ Type B enables rich dynamic range of 8K RAW*4 continuous shooting and video recording for future premium DSLR, Mirrorless and video cameras like a walk in the park. With the design of PCIe Gen3 interface, the card provides blazing speeds of up to 1700 MB/s read and 1550 MB/s write, which is over 3 times faster than the best CFast™ 2.0 and XQD™ form factor.

DESIGNED BY PROFESSIONALS, FOR PROFESSIONALS

An uncompromising professional videographer demands reliable and durable media they can trust. They choose wisely.

SPEEDS OF UP TO 1700 MB/S READ
AND 1550 MB/S WRITE

Both read and write more than 3 times faster than the best XQD™ & CFast™ 2.0 media, leveraging the maximum performance of the camera.

BUILT FOR 8K PRO VIDEO & PHOTO

With PCIe Gen3 x2 interface, CFexpress™ Type B cards can keep up with bursts of continuous shooting and cinematic video recording in pristine 8K.*4

XQD™ COMPATIBILITY

Backwards compatible with XQD™ form factor with updated cameras to optimize performance.

ULTIMATE DURABILITY

Wise CFexpress™ Type B cards are water-proof, dust-proof, shock-proof, and can be operated in temperatures ranging from 14˚F to 158˚F (-10˚C to 70˚C).

FAQ

CFexpress is an upgraded version of the CFast 2.0 and XQD. The main difference being faster speed.

Formally, CFexpress is a removable media standard created by the CompactFlash Association (CFA) in September 2016. The further CFexpress 2.0 standard was announced in February 2019, which includes three form factors defined in the standard (Type A, B and C). All form factors leverage the PCIe Gen 3 interface and use established NVMe protocols to offer better efficiency, optimized power and performance for professional imaging and video markets. For more information please visit (https://www.compactflash.org/cfexpress).

Any PRO version or Wise 512GB, 1TB and 2TB will support the necessary write speed for RAW or 4K 120P videos. Please download the compatibility chart HERE.

The PRO version media contains much more NAND Flash memories than the standard CFexpress Type B cards, even though the capacity on the label doesn’t show the full capacity. With a lower usable capacity, it allows us to access the full performance of the card.

Through customized commands and firmware algorithms, it optimizes both endurance and performance in line with native SLC NAND. 10x lifespan, and 3x faster compared to consumer TLC NAND products.

Certain cameras that use XQD cards can get a firmware update from their camera manufacturers to support CFexpress Type B cards (e.g. Nikon D5, D500, D850, Z 6 / Z 7 and Panasonic S1 / S1R etc.).

No, that would not be a wise choice, size matters (Type B: 29.6 x 38.5 x 3.8 mm / Type A: 20.0 x 28.0 x 2.8 mm).

At this moment only Sony and ProGrade Digital manufacture them. Sony TOUGH series in 80GB / 160GB, and ProGrade Cobalt series in 160GB.

Model
Capacity
Max Read
Max Write
Min Sustained Write
Form Factor
  • CFX-B128
    128GB
    1700 MB/s
    1050 MB/s
    140 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B256
    256GB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    230 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B512
    512GB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    400 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B1024
    1TB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    400 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B2048
    2TB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    400 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B160P
    160GB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    1300 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B320P
    320GB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    1300 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
  • CFX-B640P
    640GB
    1700 MB/s
    1550 MB/s
    1400 MB/s
    CFexpress™ Type B
Dimensions 29.6 x 38.5 x 3.8 mm
Weight 0.02 lbs / 10 g
Operating Temperature 14˚F to 158˚F (-10˚C to 70˚C)
Storage Temperature -4˚F to 185˚F (-20˚C to 85˚C)
Warranty 2 year manufacturer warranty

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Disclosure

  1. Up to 1700 MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.
  2. Highest transfer speeds achieved only when paired with a CFexpress™ USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Thunderbolt™ 3 reader. 1MB = 1 million bytes.
  3. Some of the listed storage capacity is used for formatting and other purposes and is not available for data storage. 1GB = 1 billion bytes.
  4. Any PRO version or Wise 512GB, 1TB and 2TB will support the necessary write speed for RAW or 4K 120P videos. For more information please check CFexpress Type B Media Compatible Cameras.
  5. Product appearance and packaging may vary depending on ship date and available inventory.