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 Friday, January 19, 2024

This just in from ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES NEW CFEXPRESS 2.0 TYPE A GOLD LINE MEMORY CARDS

The Addition of the Gold Line CFexpress 2.0 Type A 240GB and 480GB Memory Cards Provide the Optimal Capacity for RAW Cinema-Level Video Shooting Applications

San Jose, CA January 19, 2024, 8:00 am PT — ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces a new CFexpress™ Type A Gold-class memory cards in a 240GB and 480GB capacity. This new Gold line features the same industry-leading quality as the current ProGrade CFexpress 2.0 Type A Cobalt 160GB memory card. The Gold line has a VPG 200 rating and has an NVME host interface with PCIe Gen3 X1 interconnect. ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress 2.0 Type A Gold cards are fully compliant with the CFexpress 2.0 specification and provide read speeds of up to 900MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 800MB/s, and sustained write speeds of 600MB/s – ideally suited for the highest-resolution cinema-grade video capture applications. When combined with a ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A / SDXC Dual-Slot USB 3.2 Gen 2 card reader (PG09) they provide a complete solution for transferring images and video files, enabling improvement to your digital imaging workflow.

“The introduction of our new CFexpress Type A, Gold line of memory cards - with capacities of 240GB and 480GB - provide sweet-spot storage levels and pricing to meet the needs of a wide range of still and video shooters,” said Josh Brewer, Product Manager of ProGrade Digital. “This new range of cards for ProGrade combines the necessary VPG 200 levels of video performance, with NAND technology optimized for great value and reliability.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress 2.0 Type A Gold Memory Cards:

  • Maximum read speed up to 900MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 800MB/s
  • Sustained write speed of 600MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed 200MB/s
  • CFexpress 2.0
  • Capacity: 240GB and 480GB
  • MSRP: $259.99, and $449.99 respectively

CFexpress 2.0 Type A Gold Delivers:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X1 interconnect
  • Thermal throttling protects the card from overheating
  • Laser etched unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14°F to 158°F/ -10°C to 70°C; storage 10°F to 160°F/ -12°C to 72°C
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber tray
  • Refresh Pro ready*
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • 3-year warranty

Orders

Get the ProGrade Digital CFexpress 2.0 Type A Gold Memory Cards at B&H.

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Post Date: 1/19/2024 11:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 5, 2023

From ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES 3rd GENERATION CFEXPRESS 4.0 TYPE B 1.3TB MEMORY CARD

The CFexpress 4.0 1.3TB Cobalt Memory Card Provides the Optimal Capacity for RAW Cinema Level Video Shooting Applications with New Higher Performance Read/Write Speed Capability

San Jose, CA September 5, 2023, 8:00 am ET — ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces the 3rd generation of its CFexpress™ Type B Cobalt-class memory card in a new 1.3TB capacity. This new generation features the same industry-leading quality of ProGrade current 2nd generation 325GB and 650GB capacity cards, but now leverages PCIe Gen 4 interconnect with NVMe 1.4c host controller interface. ProGrade Digital’s 3rd generation CFexpress Cobalt cards are fully compliant with the just released CFexpress 4.0 specification, and provide read speeds of up to 3,400MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 3,000MB/s, and sustained write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s – ideally suited for the highest-resolution cinema grade video capture applications. As in past Cobalt-class memory card generations, the highest endurance and reliability memory technology is utilized – ensuring years of trouble-free, high performance capture.

“The introduction of our 3rd generation CFexpress Cobalt card at the 1.3TB capacity point provides the extra space and unparalleled performance needed for the very highest resolution video capture needs,” said Wes Brewer, Founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “Our inclusion of PCIe Gen 4 controller technology, coupled with upcoming USB 4.0 high-speed readers will allow offloading speeds 3x greater than previously possible, providing a dramatic reduction in workflow processing time.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B 1.3TB Cobalt Memory Card:

  • Maximum read speed up to 3,400MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 3,000MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed up to 2,800MB/s
  • CFexpress 4.0
  • Capacity: 1.3TB
  • MSRP: $1,459.99

CFexpress Type B 1.3TB Cobalt Delivers:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 4.0 specification and backward compatible with 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen4 X2 interconnect
  • Low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support enabling extended battery life
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation Thermal throttling protects the card from overheating
  • Laser etched unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14°F to 158°F/ -10°C to 70°C; storage -4°F to 185°F/ -20°C to 85°C
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber tray
  • Refresh Pro ready*
  • SLC (Single Level Cell) memory technology for the highest endurance and reliability
  • RED V-Raptor and Komodo X approved
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • 3-year warranty

Orders

Order the ProGrade Digital 1.3TB Cobalt CFexpress 4.0 Memory Card and Card Reader at B&H.

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Post Date: 9/5/2023 10:20:42 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL™ ANNOUNCES USB 4.0 CFEXPRESS™ TYPE B SINGLE-SLOT READER

Data Transfer Rate Capability of up to 40Gbps Allows Users of CFexpress Type B Devices to Triple Their Current Workflow Performance

San Jose, CA September 5, 2023, 8:00 ET —ProGrade Digital™, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new PG05.6 card reader, a single-slot reader designed specifically for the latest CFexpress 4.0 (PCIe Gen 4) Type B memory cards. The PG05.6 reader is based on the latest USB 4.0 technology which is designed to achieve speeds of up to 40Gbits/sec. When used in conjunction with the latest CFexpress 4.0 (PCIe Gen 4) memory cards, benchmark tests highlight a tripling of data transfer speed from card to host. The PG05.6 is also equipped with ProGrade’s patented magnetic base and an adhesive metal plate that allows users to mount the reader to any work surface, such as the back of a laptop. The new reader is also supplied with a certified USB 4.0 cable – assuring the maximum performance possible.

“Our new PG05.6 reader provides a tremendous leap forward in workflow performance by allowing content offload speeds to be reduced by 67% when compared to the performance of USB 3.2, Gen 2 technology of our current product line-up”, said Wes Brewer, CEO and Founder of ProGrade Digital. “Along with faster speeds comes the need to provide extra cooling capability for reader and card – something we’ve spent more than a year perfecting in the new design.”

ProGrade Digital USB 4.0 CFexpress Type B Single-Slot Card Reader Key Features:

  • Single-slot memory card reader for CFexpress 4.0 Type B cards
  • Backward compatible with CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards
  • Transfer rates of up to 40Gbps (5GBytes/sec)
  • USB 4.0 interface
  • Patented magnetic base and included adhesive metal plate
  • Heat sink for extra cooling capability
  • Refresh Pro™ enabled*
  • USB 4.0 certified cable included
  • MSRP $99.99

Like all ProGrade readers, each PG05.6 reader contains a unique serial number to ensure best in-class after sales support and tight quality control of the components used inside. Using this serial number, a customer can register their product at http://progradedigital.com/register to receive product updates. The new reader is also shaded a dark grey with blue accents on the rear connector to clearly differentiate it from the prior generation of USB 3.2-based readers.

Orders

Order the ProGrade Digital 1.3TB Cobalt CFexpress 4.0 Memory Card and ProGrade Digital USB 4.0 CFexpress TYPE B Reader at B&H.

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Post Date: 9/5/2023 10:19:58 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 16, 2023

With the sustained write speed, the performance factor that usually matters most, on the label, new from ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES HIGHER CAPACITY 3rd GENERATION CFEXPRESS TYPE B 2TB MEMORY CARD

The CFexpress 2TB Gold Memory Cards Provide Dramatically Improved Specifications Needed for Longer Duration, High-Resolution Video Applications at Very Attractive Price Points

San Jose, CA June 16, 2023, 8:00 am — ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new higher capacity 3rd generation of 2TB CFexpress™ Type B Gold memory cards. This new generation features the same industry-leading quality of ProGrade current 2nd generation 128GB and 256GB capacity cards - leveraging PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe 1.3 host controller interface. ProGrade Digital 3rd generation CFexpress 2TB cards provide read speeds of up to 1,700MB/s and burst write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 1,300MB/s – ideally suited for high-resolution video capture applications. To differentiate the new generation from prior generations, the sustained write speed is now clearly stated on the card’s top label.

“The introduction of our 3rd generation CFexpress 2TB Gold cards provides the extra-large capacity and performance needed for a very broad range of video capture needs,” said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “Our introduction of a 2TB capacity point, ensures that nearly all video capture modes can be utilized while also meeting traditional read speeds for quick offloading.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B 2TB Gold Memory Card:

  • Maximum read speed up to 1700MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 1500MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed up to 1,300MB/s
  • Capacity: 2TB
  • MSRP: $799.99

CFexpress Type B 2TB Delivers:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X2 interconnect
  • Extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation
  • Thermal throttling protects the card from overheating
  • Laser etched unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14°F to 158°F/ -10°C to 70°C; storage -4°F to 185°F/ - 20°C to 85°C
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber
  • Refresh Pro ready*
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • 3-year warranty

Get the ProGrade Digital 2TB Gold CFexpress Type B Memory Card at B&H.

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Post Date: 6/16/2023 11:02:14 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 24, 2023

From ProGrade Digital:

ProGrade Digital Announces 3rd Generation CFexpress Type B 1TB Memory Cards

The CFexpress 1TB Gold Memory Cards Provide Dramatically Improved Specifications Needed for Longer Duration, High-Resolution Video Applications at Very Attractive Price Points

San Jose, CA January 19, 2023, 8:00 am — ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new 3rd generation of 1TB CFexpress™ Type B Gold memory cards. This new generation features the same industry-leading quality of ProGrade current 2nd generation CFexpress cards - leveraging PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe 1.3 host controller interface. ProGrade Digital 3rd generation CFexpress 1TB cards provide read speeds of up to 1,700MB/s and burst write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 1,300MB/s – ideally suited for high-resolution video capture applications. ProGrade Digital is also introducing a 3rd generation 512GB CFexpress Type B Gold memory card with read speeds of up to 1,700MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 1,500MB/s and sustained write speeds of up to 800MB/s. The 512GB card will be shipping in February 2023. All new 3rd generation CFexpress Gold cards now clearly state the sustained write speed on the front label. This additional messaging clearly states the real-world capability of our cards - especially critical for high performance video capture applications.

“The introduction of our 3rd generation CFexpress 1TB Gold cards provides the large capacity and dramatically improved performance needed for a very broad range of video capture needs,” said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “Our re-introduction of a 1TB capacity point, at 1,300MB/sec sustained write speed, ensures that nearly all video capture modes can be utilized while also providing our traditionally high read speeds for quick offloading.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B 1TB Gold Memory Cards:

  • Maximum read speed up to 1700MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 1500MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed up to 1,300MB/s
  • Capacities: 1TB
  • MSRP: $399.99

CFexpress Type B 1TB Delivers:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X2 interconnect
  • Extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation
  • Thermal throttling protects the card from overheating
  • Laser etched unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14°F to 158°F/ -10°C to 70°C; storage -4°F to 185°F/ -20°C to 85°C
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber tray
  • Refresh Pro ready*
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • 3-year warranty

Orders

Order ProGrade Digital CFexpress Memory Cards from B&H.

*Refresh Pro™ functionality requires ProGrade Digital Refresh Pro™ software application and a ProGrade Digital card and reader. This is a great way to monitor card health and restore the card back to factory-fresh conditions.

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Post Date: 1/24/2023 10:06:06 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 15, 2022

From ProGrade Digital

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES A HIGHER CAPACITY 512GB MEMORY CARD

SDXC V60 512GB Enables You to Capture a Larger Number of Stills and Record Extended Number of Video Clips at a New Price Point

San Jose, CA November 15, 2022, 8:00 am —ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its higher capacity SDXC UHS-II V60 512GB memory card. With the same sustained read speeds of up to 250MB/s and sustained write speed of up to 130MB/s as our other SD V60 Gold memory cards professionals can now capture even longer clips of high-resolution video and/or greater amount of still images. ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V60 cards bring high performance to digital cinema cameras, DSLRs, and mirrorless cameras, which produce incredibly rich data streams and require greater capacity from a memory card.

“The addition of an SD V60, 512GB capacity point into our Gold product line provides a nice option for those shooting large amounts of 4K video at bit rates that don’t demand a V90 performance level,” said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. We see this capacity and performance level providing a great value to less demanding photography and videography needs with a very attractive price point just under $200 USD.” This card will also be compatible with our unique Refresh Pro™ software, allowing professionals to refresh their ProGrade Digital cards back to factory condition and monitor the health of their cards.

ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II V60 512GB, U3, Class 10 portfolio:

  • Maximum read speed up to 250MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 130MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed 60MB/s
  • Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB

SD V60 Delivers:

  • High-performance speed verified to perform at a sustained read rate of up to 250MB/s
  • Video tested and certified to perform at a minimum sustained recording rate of 60MB/s
  • Recommended and tested in a wide range of DSLR, MILC, and Cinema-grade video cameras
  • Optimized for 4K, UHD, Full HD, Motion JPEG, and most high bit rate MPEG-4 CODECs
  • Laser etched unique serial numbering for the tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Refresh Pro support to monitor card health and refresh the card back to factory-fresh condition
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber tray
  • 3-year warranty

Card Format: SDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V60

Speed: Up to 2500 MB/s read speed, Up to 130MB/s write speed

Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB

Pricing: $54.99, $104.99, $199.99 Orders

Order the ProGrade Digital SDXC Memory Cards at B&H.

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Post Date: 11/15/2022 10:19:22 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 14, 2022

From ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES NEW 3rd GENERATION CFAST 2.0 COBALT MEMORY CARDS

The CFast 320GB and 640GB Cobalt Memory Cards Offer Superior Performance For a Wide Range of Digital Capture Needs

Toyota City, Japan November 12, 2022, 8:00 am — ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new 320GB and 640GB CFast Cobalt memory cards. This new family of CFast Cobalt memory cards provide read speeds of up to 550MB/s, burst write speeds of up to 520MB/s, and sustained write speeds of up to 470MB/s – ideally suited for a broad range of still and moving image capture applications. To differentiate the new generation from prior generations, the sustained write speed is now clearly stated on the card’s top label.

“The introduction of our 3rd generation CFast family of cards is now upgraded in terms of reliability and performance and bear our Cobalt designation – the very best we offer, said Wes Brewer, founder, and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “This new generation of CFast cards provide the superior performance needed for the very highest resolution video and still capture needs at capacity and price points that are optimized for nearly all professional needs.” These products will be available for purchase in late December.

ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card:

  • Maximum read speed up to 550MB/s
  • Burst write speed up to 520MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed up to 470MB/s
  • Capacities: 320GB and 640GB
  • MSRP: $329.99 and $599.99 respectively

CFast 2.0 320GB and 640GB Cobalt Delivers:

  • Optimized controllers specifically designed for use in professional-grade cameras
  • Error correction to detect and correct data write and data transfer errors
  • Wear-leveling for integrity and longer life
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • SATA III 6Gb/s bus
  • Temperature ranges: operating 32°F to 158°F/ 0°C to 70°C; stored: -40°F to 212°F/ -40°C to 100°C
  • Dimensions: 36.4 mm x 42.8 mm x 3.6 mm
  • Laser-etched, unique serial number on each card to allow quick compatibility checks and after-sales support
  • Packaging: Biodegradable fiber tray
  • Refresh Pro ready*
  • X-ray proof and shock-proof
  • 3-year warranty

Orders

Order the ProGrade Digital 320GB and 640GB Cobalt CFast Memory Cards at B&H (not available for order at time of press release).

*Refresh Pro™ functionality requires ProGrade Digital Refresh Pro™ software application and a ProGrade Digital card and reader. This is a great way to monitor card health and restore the card back to factory-fresh conditions.

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Post Date: 11/14/2022 10:11:04 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 21, 2021

From Prograde Digital:

Prograde Digital™ Announces CFExpress™ Type A Memory Card With Read Speeds Of 800mb/s

CFexpress Type A Cards Provide Minimum Sustained Write Speeds of 400MB/s (VPG 400)

San Jose, CA September 20, 2021, 8:00 am—ProGrade Digital™, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new CFexpress™ Type A memory card. ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A cards provide read speeds up to 800MB/s and burst write speeds up to 700MB/s. In addition, ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress Type A card delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s (VPG 400) – specifically designed for high-resolution video capture.

CFexpress Type A is a memory card format that is smaller than full-size SD, and bigger than microSD. By leveraging PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe 1.3 host controller interface, CFexpress Type A provides levels of performance three times greater than the fastest UHS-II cards available in the market.

The CFexpress Type A form factor is gaining broad industry adoption due to its size and performance, and its open industry standard support from major device manufacturers.

“Due to the size and performance of CFexpress Type A, we believe that next generation compact DSLR and mirrorless cameras will start adopting this form factor over SD as we have already seen in some of the new cameras” said Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “We are now able to offer the widest range of CFexpress card choices to meet both current and future needs of all leading-edge imaging applications. Coupled with our CFexpress Type A USB 3.2 Gen 2 high speed reader, our customers have a complete solution for capturing and downloading still and video images as well as enhancing their digital imaging workflow.”

Orders

Order Prograde Digital CFExpress Cards from B&H.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A memory card key features:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X1 interconnect
  • Extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation
  • Thermal throttling protects card from overheating
  • Unique serialized tracking of every card enabling identification of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Rigorous 100% full card testing down to individual memory chips for optimal quality
  • X-ray proof, shock-proof
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14 to 158°F/ -10 to 70°C; storage -4 to 185°F/ -20 to 85°C
  • Three year warranty
  • MSRP $329.99

ProGrade Digital CFexpress portfolio:

CFexpress Type A Cobalt

  • Maximum read speed 800MB/s
  • Burst write speed 700MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed 400MB/s (VPG 400)
  • Capacities: 160GB

CFexpress Type B Cobalt

  • Maximum read speed 1700MB/s
  • Burst write speed 1500MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speed 1400MB/s
  • Capacities: 325GB, 650GB

CFexpress Type B Gold

  • Maximum read speed 1700MB/s
  • Burst write speeds up to 1500MB/s
  • Minimum sustained write speeds up to 400MB/s
  • Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
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Post Date: 9/21/2021 11:50:54 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 9, 2020

From ProGrade Digital:

PROGRADE DIGITAL ANNOUNCES FASTER CFEXPRESS™ TYPE B MEMORY CARDS AND HIGHER CAPACITIES WITH READ SPEEDS OF 1,700MB/S AND REFRESH PRO™ SOFTWARE SUPPORT*

CFexpress Cobalt Cards Provide Minimum Sustained Write Speeds of 1,400MB/s plus ability to monitor card health and refresh cards to factory-fresh condition

San Jose, CA June 09, 2020, 8:00 am —ProGrade Digital, Inc., founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, announces its new CFexpress™ Type B cards. First demonstrated by the company in April 2018 at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) Las Vegas, CFexpress Type B offers next generation memory card performance by leveraging PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe 1.3 host controller interface. ProGrade Digital CFexpress cards provide read speeds up-to 1,700MB/s, and burst write speeds up-to 1,500MB/s. Two performance levels are available: Cobalt label: delivers minimum sustained write speed of 1400MB/s for both 325GB and 650GB cards – specifically designed for high resolution video capture and long, sustained burst image capture applications; Gold label: delivers minimum sustained write speeds up to 400MB/s depending on card capacity – ideally suited for a broad range of still and moving image capture applications.

ProGrade Digital CFexpress Gold label cards are available now at progradedigital.com, B&H Photo and Video, Adorama.com and Amazon in most countries around the world. Cobalt label cards will be shipping by late June.“Since demonstrating the capabilities of CFexpress in early 2018, ProGrade Digital has been evolving this technology from the first cards introduced at the end of 2019 to these new, fasterand lower power cards we are shipping today,” said Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “We are now able to offer the widest range of CFexpress card choices to meet both current and future needs of all leading-edge imaging applications. Coupled with our new CFexpress Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 high speed readers and our Refresh Pro performance restoration and health monitoring software application, our customers have a complete solution for capturing and downloading still and video images as well as enhancingtheir digital imaging workflow.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress portfolio:

  • CFexpress Cobalt
    • Maximum read speed 1700MB/s
    • Burst write speed 1500MB/s
    • Minimum sustained write speed 1400MB/s
    • Capacities: 325GB, 650GB
  • CFexpress Gold
    • Maximum read speed 1700MB/s
    • Burst write speeds up to 1500MB/s
    • Minimum sustained write speeds up to 400MB/s
    • Capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

CFexpress Type B Cobalt and Gold both deliver:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash™ Association 2.0 specification
  • NVMe host interface with PCIe Gen3 X2 interconnect
  • Extended battery life and low standby power through NVMe PS0 – PS4 support
  • Metal enclosure for improved durability and heat dissipation
  • Thermal throttling protects card from overheating
  • Unique serialized tracking of every card enabling identification of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Rigorous 100% full card testing down to individual memory chips for optimal quality
  • X-ray proof, shock-proof
  • Temperature ranges: operating 14 to 158°F/ -10 to 70°C; storage -4 to 185°F/ -20 to 85°C
  • 3-year warranty

The CFexpress Type B form factor is gaining broad industry adoption due to its backward compatibility with XQD, and its open industry standard support from major device manufacturers.

All ProGrade Digital memory cards have a laser-etched serial number on the back and readers have a printed serial number. A customer can register their serial number at https://progradeditigal.com/register to stay up to date on the latest technology developments.

*Refresh Pro functionality requires ProGrade Digital Refresh ProTM software application and a ProGrade Digital card reader.

B&H carries ProGrade Digital CFexpress memory cards.

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Post Date: 6/9/2020 10:07:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 9, 2019

From ProGrade Digital:

CFexpress 1.0 Memory Cards Provide Read Speeds of up to 1400MB/s to Maximize Workflow for Professionals

LAS VEGAS, NV, CES JANUARY 08, 2019 – ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions, is taking part in a technology demonstration highlighting its CFexpress 1.0 card teamed with Thunderbolt 3.0. Professional photographers using the Nikon Z series cameras are demonstrating workflows, both mobile and desktop, as paired with the ProGrade Digital CFexpress card plus Thunderbolt 3.0-enabled personal computers. The presentation is taking place at CES in Central Hall 10048.

“ProGrade Digital is delighted to be participating in this technology demo highlighting the speed of the ProGrade Digital 1TB CFexpress card and Thunderbolt 3.0 within the digital workflow,” said Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “With read speeds up to 1400MB/s, this technology provides peak performance for offloading cinema-quality video and still image files at speeds that are at least three times faster than ever before.”

ProGrade Digital CFexpress 1.0:

  • Fully compliant with CompactFlash Association 1.0 specification
  • XQD host interoperable with firmware support
  • 1,400 MB/s continuous read speed capable; write speed 1000MB/s
  • Certified to perform at a minimum sustained transfer speed of 400MB/s
  • Dimensions: 29.6 mm x 38.5 mm x 3.8 mm
  • Metal enclosure/encasement to endure high temperatures and provide better thermal conductivity
  • Built-in thermal throttling to protect card and its content in the event of overheating

B&H carries ProGrade Digital products.

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Post Date: 1/9/2019 11:39:17 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, January 5, 2019

From ProGrade Digital:

Get Simultaneous Transfer of Files from Cards in Both Slots at Speeds of to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s)

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 04, 2019 — ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, introduces and announces immediate availability of its newest product, the SD Dual-Slot USB 3.1, Gen. 2 Card Reader, $79.99 USD. As with all other ProGrade Digital USB 3.1, Gen. 2 workflow readers, files on each card transfer simultaneously at speeds of up to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s).

“Many of today’s professional cameras have two SD slots, so it is only natural that ProGrade Digital’s newest USB 3.1, Gen. 2 workflow reader be a dual-slot for SD cards,” said Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “Based on the successes of earlier workflow readers, we know that our patent-pending magnetic base, compact rugged design and inclusion of two USB cables (Types A to C and C to C) really resonates with both professionals and prosumers. The dual-slot reader for SD cards provides just one more choice for our customers.”

The Prograde Digital USB 3.1, Gen. 2 Dual-Slot SD Card Reader is available on Amazon.

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Post Date: 1/5/2019 9:18:16 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 25, 2018

From ProGrade Digital:

Company Adds Two New USB 3.1, Gen. 2 Card Readers: microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader, CompactFlash & SD Dual-Slot Card Reader

COLOGNE, Germany – photokina – ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions, expands product range with introduction of professional grade microSDXC memory cards, plus two USB 3.1, Gen. 2 dual-slot workflow readers. New ProGrade Digital microSDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V60 card delivers maximum read speed up to 200MB/s and maximum write speed up to 80MB/s. Video Speed Class V60 tested and certified, the card’s sustained write speed will not dip below 60MB/s, which ensures no dropped frames during video recording. Company also announces microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader, plus CompactFlash & SD Dual-Slot Card Reader. Booth readers support USB 3.1, Gen. 2 protocols and offer data transfer rates up to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s).

ProGrade Digital microSDXC UHS-II, V60

  • Certified to perform at maximum read up to 200MB/s; maximum write up to 80MB/s
  • V60 tested and certified to perform at minimum sustained write speed of 60MB/s
  • Optimized for 4K, UHD, Full HD, most high bit rate MPEG-4 CODECs
  • Rigorous full card testing, plus component-level testing down to individual memory chips
  • Laser-etched serial number to track key components and manufacturing data for highest quality control
  • 32GB ($49.99); 64GB ($74.99); 128GB ($114.99)
  • 3-year warranty

CompactFlash & SD Dual-Slot Card Reader and microSD Dual-Slot Card Reader

  • USB 3.1, Gen. 2 interface provides speed up to 10Gb/s (1.25GB/s)
  • Concurrent maximum speed data transfer from cards in both slots
  • Includes two 18” connection cables: one Type A to Type C and one Type C to Type C
  • Magnetized bottom connects reader to laptop
  • Each reader MSRP $79.99 USD
  • 2-year warranty

Products available Q4 at Amazon.com, B&H Photo and Video websites. ProGrade Digital products now shipping to 27 European countries via Amazon and Amazon Prime.

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Post Date: 9/25/2018 10:03:47 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wes Brewer, CEO ProGrade Digital has published a comparison between two emerging memory standards: SD Express and CFexpress.

Recently, the SD Association (governing body for SD card development and standardization) announced finalization of revision 7.0 for the card SD specification. This revision now includes a section 8.0, which adds an NVMe compliant, PCIe interface option. Like the announcement of CFexpress 1.0 made by the CompactFlash Association in August of 2016, the PCIe interface with NVMe provides a scalable path for improved performance in flash-based storage devices, and conforms to industry standards in use for devices such as SSDs.

This white paper provides an objective look at variances between the two standards SD Express and CFexpress.

See the ProGrade Digital SD Express vs. CFexpress White Paper for more information.

B&H carries ProGrade Digital memory products.

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Post Date: 9/19/2018 6:23:33 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 9, 2018

From ProGrade Digital:

1,400MB/Second Data Transfer Speed Reaches New Milestone

LAS VEGAS—NAB—ProGrade Digital, founded with a mission to provide the highest quality professional grade digital memory cards and workflow solutions, has become the first company to publicly demonstrate the CFexpress 1.0 technology with 1TB of capacity. Debut of this important next generation digital memory card form factor, presented by CEO Wes Brewer and VP of Marketing Mark Lewis at NAB in Las Vegas, provides solid proof that the industry is moving toward productization of this new standard.

“The CFexpress standard has been evolving for several years within the CompactFlash Association as a successor to both CFast and XQD formats. We are pleased to be working within the CFA and aside device manufacturers to bring to market this next generation removable storage standard,” said Brewer. “Industry adoption of CFexpress will allow for much higher resolution and higher bit rate image capture than ever before in many still image and video capture devices. Faster offload speeds will also greatly benefit the post-capture workflow through the extremely high read speeds it provides. With our demonstration today, we’ve also been able to show compatibility for the CFexpress Type B form factor with XQD memory cards–showing operation of both card standards in a common Thunderbolt 3 reader.”

ProGrade Digital demonstrated performance benchmark speeds exceeding 1,400MB/second and burst write speeds of greater than 1,000MB/second–nearly three times faster than CFast memory cards and more than four times those for SDXC UHS-II.

CFexpress 1.0 Demonstrated Technology Key Features:

  • Industry-leading speeds
    • Greater than 1,400MB/second read
    • Greater than 1,000MB/second burst write

  • CFexpress Type B format factor with two lanes of PCIe and NVM Express support
  • XQD form factor interoperability
  • Dimensions: 29.6 mm x 38.5 mm x 3.8 mm

The founders of ProGrade Digital are industry veterans in the removable storage and digital photography industries. Each, having spent time at leading companies such as Lexar and SanDisk, brings extensive expertise in the design, development and manufacture of digital storage products, plus longstanding relationships with key manufacturing and supply chain partners. The company focuses exclusively on development of memory cards, card readers and workflow software for professional imaging markets. Flagship products, ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 and ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II, are optimized to render maximum performance when paired with high-end DSLR, mirrorless, camcorder and digital cinema cameras from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony and Blackmagic. ProGrade Digital memory cards expand the creative visions of cinema and photography professionals around the world.

B&H carries ProGrade Digital Memory Cards.

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Post Date: 4/9/2018 11:38:44 AM ET   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 15, 2018

From ProGrade:

Former Lexar Executives Start New Company: Pledge to Focus on Developing and Marketing Products of Superior Performance, Quality and Reliability

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb 15, 2018 8:00 am EST — ProGrade Digital, a new company founded on a mission to provide the highest quality, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions available, today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol. ProGrade Digital’s new memory cards and card readers will become available in the month of February Amazon.com and B&H Photo and Video.

ProGrade Digital was founded by former executives from Lexar who held management or technical leadership positions at the company recognized as the pioneer in memory card development for digital photography. The team has more than 60 years of combined experience in the design, development and manufacture of memory cards gained while working for Lexar, SanDisk and other firms. Leveraging its experience and industry relationships, the team will focus exclusively on developing and marketing memory cards, card readers and software optimized for use within professional cinema and photography markets.

“Our goal is to be the professional’s source for top performing, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions,” says Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “We will be committed to focusing our efforts on the digital imaging pro who is meticulous about his equipment and workflow—delivering the best service, plus best product quality and reliability.”

Key Features of ProGrade Digital Memory Products

Imaging experts who shoot RAW, RAW HD video, 4K, 8K, 3D and 360-degree video may rely on ProGrade Digital’s high-performance storage cards and workflow accessories.

Memory Card Key Features

  • Professional-level capacities for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II memory cards
  • Optimized controllers specifically designed for use in professional-grade cameras
  • Rigorous full-card testing with serialized tracking of key components and manufacturing
  • ta for the highest quality control
  • Component-level testing down to individual memory chips for optimal quality
  • 3-year warranty

Card Reader Key Features

  • Dual slot reader for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II card formats
  • USB 3.1 Gen. 2 transfer speed of up to 10Gb/second
  • Supports concurrent full-speed flow of data from cards in each slot
  • Portable and compact
  • Includes two 18” connection cables: one for Type A to Type C and one for Type C to
  • pe C
  • Magnetized reader bottom firmly connects reader to laptop (using included metal
  • unting plate)
  • 2-year warranty

Card FormatSpeedCapacitiesPricing
CFast 2.0 550MB/sec128GB, 256GB, 512GB$229.99, $349.99, $699.99
SDXC UHS-II, Class U3200MB/sec64GB, 128GB, 256GB$54.99, $94.99, $189.99

ReaderSupported MediaInterfaceSpeedPricing
CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow ReaderCFast 2.0, SDXCUSB 3.1 Gen. 2 Up to10Gb/sec79.99

ProGrade Digital memory cards are designed to provide the highest levels of performance, quality and reliability in high-end DSLRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and Blackmagic.

ProGrade Digital cards and card readers are available online at Amazon.com and B&H Photo and Video.

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Post Date: 2/15/2018 6:26:09 PM ET   Posted By: Sean
   
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