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Driver (6)
IDDownload TitleDownload LinkPost Date
496 Qio System Installer and Uninstaller (OS X, macOS) 1.5.0Nov-29-2016
631 Sony SxS Memory Card Driver for macOS 10.14-macOS 12, version 3.1.0Jan-26-2022
Operating System Requirements: macOS 10.14-macOS 11
Note: You will be redirected to the manufacturer's download page.
Description: SxS driver for macOS supports Sonnet SF3 Series SxS PRO X Card Reader, SF3 Series SxS Pro Card Reader, SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single Slot Reader, Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter, Qio, and Qio E3.

Version 3.1.0 supports macOS 10.14 (Catalina)-macOS 12 (Monterey). This version is compatible with Intel and M1 Macs. Follow the procedures below for installing on M1 Macs.

For an M1 Mac:
Before the SxS device Driver can be installed on an M1 Mac, the security policy setting must be changed to Reduced Security using the following procedure.

1. On the M1 Mac, select Shut Down from the Apple menu.
2. Press and hold the power button until you see Loading startup options.
3. Click Options, then click Continue.
4. In macOS Recovery, if you are prompted for user selection, click Next and enter the password for an administrator account, if required.
5. In the Recovery Application, select Startup Security Utility from the Utilities menu.
6. Select the startup disk you want to use to set the security policy.
If the disk is encrypted with FileVault, click Unlock, enter the password, then click Unlock.
7. Click Security Policy.
8. Select Reduced Security, then select the Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers checkbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions and enter the password for an administrator account, if required.
9. Restart your Mac to apply the changes.
 
710 Sony SxS UDF Driver for macOS 2018-02-01
Operating System Requirements: macOS 10.11-10.13
Note: You will be redirected to the manufacturer's download page.
Description: SxS UDF Driver software enables reading of MXF files recorded in UDF mode on SxS memory card. [Note: This driver is not sufficient to support the computer communicating with the device. You must also install the SxS Device Driver.] Installation of these drivers enables the Sonnet SF3 Series SxS PRO X Card Reader, SF3 Series SxS Pro Card Reader, SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single Slot Reader, Echo ExpressCard Thunderbolt Adapter, Qio, and Qio E3 to support UDF files. Download and install the latest UDF driver, and then restart your computer.
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macOS Mojave, Catalina & Big Sur:
The Sony UDF driver is not needed on macOS 10.14.6+. UDF support is built into newer versions of macOS.
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If you have 1.0.1 UDF driver
, first uninstall the existing Sony UDF driver manually by removing these files. In Terminal, type
sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/SxSLogicalUnitDriverExpress.kext
sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/SxSLogicalUnitDriverUS10.kext
sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/sxsudf_fs.kext
sudo rm -r System/Library/Filesystems/sxsudf.fs
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You can format SxS media as UDF in macOS using the Sony Memory Media Utility.
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Final Cut Pro X Users:
See this Apple Support Note.
 
725 USB 2.0 Over Thunderbolt Patch for Qio/Qio E3 1.1Jun-17-2013
1088 Sony SxS UDF Driver for Windows 2.4.02018-02-01
1176 Sony SxS Memory Card Driver for macOS 10.12-10.13, version 3.0.0Sep-19-2019
 
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