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Thunderbolt LogoWhen you shoot on RED, chances are your footage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality and durability. With the move to shooting in 8K and at high frame rates, those cards fill up faster than ever—the need for a tool that accelerates offloading footage from multiple cards is greater than ever, too. The Sonnet SF3™ Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is the ultimate tool for the job.

RED Approved LogoFeaturing a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memory cards to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cards will support.

 

 

Key Features

Superior Performance—Ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG cards at maximum supported speeds to Mac, Windows and Linux computers

Cuts Ingest Times in Half—Dual card slots enable simultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency

Compact, Rugged, Stackable—Rugged aluminum enclosure for reliable operation. Stackable design enables multiple SF3 Series card readers to occupy same footprint.

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices, including additional SF3 Series pro card readers

Key Features

Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included—Includes 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections

Backward Compatible With Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Macs—When used with an Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)

Ready for RackingThreaded mount points enable secure attachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space

Lifetime Technical Support

Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting
The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at up to 1060 MB/s—more than double the average ingest speed of other RED MINI-MAG card readers—to cut your ingest times in half.

Ingest Six Cards Simultaneously in The
Same Time as Just One Card in USB Reader

The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously means you can complete the process—without swapping cards—in as little as one sixth the time required using a single-slot reader!

Stacked Sonnet RED MINI-MAG, SxS and CFast 2.0 Pro Card Readers


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Stacked Sonnet RED MINI-MAG, SxS and CFast 2.0 Pro Card Readers

Ingest Four, Six or More RED MINI-MAG Cards Simultaneously!

Built with rugged aluminum enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling you to connect up to six RED MINI-MAG readers to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

 

Stacked Sonnet RED MINI-MAG, SxS and CFast 2.0 Pro Card Readers

The Sonnet RED MINI-MAG Reader Designed for Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs)

Measuring 5.75 inches wide by 1.4 inches high by 6.1 inches deep, the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is suitable for use in any workflow and workspace; for DITs working multi-camera shoots or in a small space, the Sonnet reader’s design advantages stand out. Built with rugged aluminum enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling multiple RED MINI-MAG, SxS, and CFast 2.0 readers to occupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

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Ready for Racking
Sonnet’s SF3 Series pro card readers include threaded mount points that enable you to securely attach two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.

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Thunderbolt 3 — The USB-C That Does It All Thunderbolt 3 Computer Connected to SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader

Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features two Thunderbolt 3 ports; the first one used for connecting to your computer, while the second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devicesto a single port on your computer. The reader includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter. The Sonnet reader also provides full support for connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(1). For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader.

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Cable and ThunderLok 3 Included

Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3In addition to a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect the SF3 Series reader to your computer, Sonnet includes a ThunderLok 3(2) Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the reader (because accidental cable disconnects can lead to data loss). The clip slides over one end of the cable and secures it to the reader with a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector itself, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

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Backward Compatible with Older Macs

No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG 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).

Older Mac and SF3 Series RED MINI-MAG Card Reader with Apple adapter and Thunderbolt 2 cable


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Sonnet was established in Irvine, California in 1986. Since then, we’ve pioneered and brought to market many innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. Many of our employees (including engineers) have been with the company for more than 20 years (some have been here since the beginning). We have a wealth of knowledge about our current and past products. Should you ever need technical support on one of our products, contact us; we’ll be around to help you.

SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader


 Computer hardware shown in photos for illustration purposes; items sold separately. See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes
Part No.  
SF3-2RMM SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader
Hardware  
Warranty 2-year
Technical Support Lifetime
Form Factor Portable card reader
Bus Interface 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3
External Connector
  • Two RED MINI-MAG slots
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Power port
Power Adapter Universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Supported Media RED MINI-MAG
Package Dimensions (WxDxH) 9.2 x 6.8 x 3.5 in (233 x 173 x 89 mm)
Reader Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.75 x 6.1 x 1.4 in. (145 x 155 x 36 mm)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Mounting Instructions PDF Download
Package Contents
  • Sonnet SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader
  • Power adapter
  • Region-specific Power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, or Switzerland
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip
  • Documentation
Documentation PDF Download

 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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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 Mojave compatible

Windows Compatibility

Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports

Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)

Linux Compatibility

Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports

Linux Kernel 5.0+


Technical Notes

  1. 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. 5K monitor requires a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPortadapter.
  2. ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.

 

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Accessories Part No. Description
ThunderLok 3L (2-Pack) ThunderLok 3L Thunderbolt 3 Connector Retainer Clip (2-Pack) TB3-LOK2L Secures Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables with ThunderLok 3L-compatible products; not compatible with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables
ThunderLok 3 (2-Pack) ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt 3 Connector Retainer Clip (2-Pack) TB3-LOK2 Secures Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) passive cables with ThunderLok 3-compatible products; not compatible with Sonnet 1- and 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) active cables
Thunderbolt 3 Cable Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) Cable TCB-TB3-2M 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
Thunderbolt 3 Cable Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) Cable TCB-TB3-07M 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
Thunderbolt 3 Cable Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) Cable TCB-TB3-05M 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
Power Adapter Power Adapter (12V, 5A) PWR-5A-12VA Spare power adapter
 

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