SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader

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Technical Specifications

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Compatibility

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter plus Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)
  • macOS® 10.12.6+
  • macOS Catalina compatible(4)

Windows Compatibility

  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)

Hardware

Part Number

  • SF3-2CFEX

Warranty

  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Portable card reader

Bus Interface

  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3

External Connectors

  • Two CFexpress 2.0 Type B/XQD card slots
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Power port

Power Adapter

  • Universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50–60 Hz

Supported Media

  • CFexpress 2.0 Type B
  • XQD

Reader Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 5.75 x 3.5 x 1 in. (147 x 88.3 x 35.6 mm)

Weight

  • Reader and Power Adapter: 1.35 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Complete Package: 2.10 lbs (1 kg)

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Package Contents

  • Sonnet SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok3 retainer clip
  • Documentation

Support Links

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Drivers, Documentation, FAQs

Product Manual

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Mounting Instructions

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Technical Notes

  • SecondThunderbolt 3 port supports Thunderbolt 3 devices natively. Also supports Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices on Macs when used with the Apple Thunderbolt 3(USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter plus a Thunderbolt cable, both sold separately.
  • One 4K monitor directly supported. Two 4K monitors requires either a 4K monitor with multi-stream transport support (DP out), or a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter. 5K monitor requires a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter.
  • ThunderLok3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.
  • Sony has not yet updated XQD driver credentials to enable easy installation in macOS Catalina (10.15). To install the XQD driver in Catalina, you must first disable System Integrity Protection (SIP), install the driver, and then re-enable SIP; see XQD driver page for complete details.

Accessories

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (2-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (2-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-2M

  • 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3L
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.7-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.7-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-07M

  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5-meter)

Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-05M

  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Delivers full 40Gb/s bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
  • Compatible with Sonnet ThunderLok 3
ThunderLok 3L

ThunderLok 3L

Part No. TB3-LOK2L

Secures Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables with ThunderLok 3L-compatible products.

Not compatible with Sonnet 0.5- or 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables.
ThunderLok 3

ThunderLok 3

Part No. TB3-LOK2

Secures Sonnet 0.5- or 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables with ThunderLok 3-compatible products.

Not compatible with Sonnet 1- or 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables.
Power Adapter

Power Adapter

Part No. PWR-5A-12VA

Spare power adapter (12V, 5A).

SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader