Exascend Launches World’s Fastest 1 TB VPG200-certified CFexpress Type A

Exascend, Inc., a leader in cinematography, industrial-grade and enterprise-class flash storage solutions, has announced the addition of VPG200-certified 1 TB cards to its Essential CFexpress Type A line, designed specifically for Sony Alpha and FX cameras. With sustained write speeds of 850 MB/s, Exascend’s Essential CFexpress Type A optimizes performance and reliability for extended 4K/8K RAW video and image capture, providing users with the performance and storage space they need to bring the best out of their Sony CFexpress Type A camera.

Extreme performance for Sony Alpha and FX cameras

Exascend’s 1 TB CFexpress Type A card can run at 900MB/s read and 850MB/s write, which is close to the theoretical speed for a CFexpress Type A card. This makes them the world’s fastest 1 TB CFexpress Type A media to date. The cards are intended for use by professional photographers, videographers, and content creators who require high speed and high capacity for recording, editing, and shooting high-quality video and still images at a high data rate.

A number of Exascend’s proprietary firmware technologies are included on the CFexpress Type A cards, including Adaptive Thermal Control™, which improves thermal performance under challenging conditions; SmartStream™, which maximizes power efficiency and optimizes host camera power consumption; and SuperCruise™, which provides stable performance while handling critical memory tasks.

At a glance:

  • VPG200-certified
  • Up to 1 TB capacity
  • Burst read/write: 900/850 MB/s
  • Sustained read/write: 900/850 MB/s
  • Random read/write (IOPS): 65K/155K
  • LDPC high error-correcting capability
  • Rugged with protection against shocks, vibrations, and magnetism
  • Fully compatible with Sony α1, α7S III, α7 IV, FX3, and FX6
  • 5-year global warranty

Pricing and availability

Exascend Essential CFexpress Type A cards come in 120 GB, 180 GB, 240 GB, 360 GB, 480 GB and 1 TB capacities, with the 1 TB model available on October 31 for $499.99 MSRP. Each card has been tested and verified for Sony’s CFexpress Type A cameras, including the α1, α7S III, α7 IV, FX3, and FX6.

The entire series is backed by Exascend’s five-year global warranty that covers any issue with the card and its components. For accidents and damage that render customers’ footage inaccessible, Exascend offers the industry’s best factory data recovery service that can retrieve data from even severely damaged cards.

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Read speed

Write speed

Essential CFexpress Type A


1 TB

900 MB/s

850 MB/s

480 GB

900 MB/s

800 MB/s

360 GB

240 GB

800 MB/s

700 MB/s

180 GB

120 GB

For more information about Exascend Essential CFexpress Type A, visit: https://cinema.exascend.com/products/memory-card-category/essential-cfexpress-type-a/

About Exascend, Inc.

Exascend is a service-oriented provider of innovative standard and custom storage solutions specialized in low-power, high-performance, and high-reliability products. Since its founding, the company has been awarded more than 60 U.S. and worldwide patents on storage-related technologies. With full product lines of enterprise and industrial PCIe NVMe and SATA-III SSDs; CFast, CFexpress, SD, microSD cards and card readers; and DRAM, Exascend’s capabilities span across hardware, firmware, software, product engineering, manufacturing and customization services. Exascend takes pride in enabling its global customers to push the boundary of possibilities and to differentiate with quality, reliability and flexibility – Inspiration to Innovation. For more information, visit: https://exascend.com/.

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