Whether you’re capturing 4K at 60P RAW video footage to CFexpress™ memory cards, or shooting hundreds of photos in a session and saving them to XQD™ memory cards, the generated files are huge, and the cards fill up fast. Moving those files to your computer for editing is a must, but if you use the wrong tool, you’ll spend a lot of time waiting around. Get a Sonnet SF3™ Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader; it’s the ultimate tool for finishing the job fast.
Ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards and XQD cards at up to maximum supported speeds(1).
Dual card slots enable simultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency.
Thunderbolt 3 provides four lanes of PCIe 3.0 (two lanes to each CFexpress/XQD card slot). A Thunderbolt 4 device would be limited to one lane total. Learn more about Thunderbolt 3 performance benefits over Thunderbolt 4.
Small and rugged aluminum enclosure for reliable operation; design enables multiple SF3 Series card readers to occupy same footprint.
Threaded mount points enable secure attachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.
One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional SF3 Series pro card readers.
Sonnet's pro card readers are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 4 computers, and are purposely designed with Thunderbolt 3 (which has four lanes of PCIe 3.0 available).
Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 1 Macs when used with an Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt 2 cable (both sold separately).
Supports Mac and Windows computers. (Supports only CFexpress cards on M1 Macs.)
Featuring a dual-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt interface(2)(3), this reader ingests footage from all CFast memory cards to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at up to the fastest speeds the cards will support.
SF3 Series professional media readers are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 4 computers. Sonnet’s media readers are purposely designed with a Thunderbolt 3 controller and its four lanes of PCIe (not available in a Thunderbolt 4 peripheral) to achieve maximum simultaneous ingest speeds. Learn more about the performance benefits of Thunderbolt 3 over Thunderbolt 4.
also compatible with M1 Macs
currently CFexpress cards only; see tech specs for details
No Thunderbolt 3 or 4? No problem—the SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader is also compatible with Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the bi-directional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately).