Essential CFexpress Type A

Exascend Essential CFexpress Type A memory card combines cinema-grade performance in the compact CFexpress Type A form factor. It features VPG200-certified sustained performance and Exascend’s patented technologies, ensuring top-level recording stability.

CFexpress type A

Form factor



Up to

480 GB

Storage capacity


Sustained read

Up to

0 MB/s

Sustained write




Exascend Essential CFexpress Type A card is VPG200-certified, guaranteeing a minimum write speed of 200 MB/s. Besides high sustained performance, it also offers capacities of up to 480 GB.

Cinematography-level stability

It's finally time to forget about frame drops. With Exascend's exclusive stability-enhancing technologies, stable top performance is here.

Ready for the real world

Exascend's CFexpress cards are built to last and provide top-level performance in even the most demanding environments.

Optimized for your camera system

We work closely with camera manufacturers and creators to engineer cards that bring out the best of any system – for any shoot.


Exascend’s VPG200-certified Essential CFexpress Type A series comes in 480 GB, 360 GB, 240 GB, 180 GB and 120 GB capacities, offering read performance of up to 900 MB/s and write performance of up to 800 MB/s.

Series highlights:

  • VPG200-certified CFexpress Type A
  • Sustained performance with Exascend’s SuperCruise™ technology
  • Rugged with protection against shocks, vibrations, and magnetism
  • Fully compatible with existing camera systems using CFexpress Type A, including Sony a1, a7S III, A7 IV, FX3, and FX6
  • Generous five-year global warranty

If you’re ready to take your cinematography to the next level, place an order directly with our retail partners or send us a product inquiry if you want to learn more.


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Advanced technologies


Afterburner™ is a performance-enhancing Exascend technology that leverages SLC cache to boost sequential read and write speeds in storage devices with 3D TLC NAND.

Adaptive Thermal Control™

Our unique Adaptive Thermal Control™ technology tackles the issue of overheating and thermal throttling that is unavoidable in high-performance PCIe NVMe flash storage devices.

Unlimited Over-Provisioning

Exascend offers unlimited over-provisioning (OP), allowing customers to set the ideal level of OP to match their application’s exact demands. No artificial limitations. Unlimited flexibility.

Power Tuning

Our unique level of control over hardware, firmware and manufacturing enables us to provide unmatched tuning services. By tuning the performance of our product specifically for your applications, we can achieve the highest possible performance to thermals and performance to power ratios.


SuperCruise™ is a signature Exascend technology that optimizes write performance for stability – ensuring unbeatable stable write performance even in the most demanding applications.

...and many more

The Essential CFexpress also supports AES-256, data retention, firmware encryption, RAID ECC, TCG Opal, multi-image firmware backup, and other Exascend technologies.

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