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Prior to now few weeks there have been a bunch of recent CFexpress card launches. We’re lucky to have many of the firms sending us samples to efficiency check. Count on some outcomes beginning this coming week. What we will already report is that the typical worth of playing cards is coming down.
The place you needed to by a 2 TB card beforehand to get pricing close to $0.25 per GB, a number of manufacturers have been lowering the price of their 512 GB and even smaller playing cards to pricing approaching $0.30 per GB. Simply at present, CanonPriceWatch pointed to a ProGrade deal alongside these traces, though they did this with their Gold line of playing cards, that are slower than most manufacturers.
Pergear launched a complete suite of playing cards final week as nicely, with comparable pricing, and with claimed pace statistics near the ProGrade Gold fashions. Acer Storage did as nicely. A set of these playing cards are on the best way right here for real-world testing.
Angelbird dropped a brand new firmware improve final week. The newest model (2.12) fixes some unspecified points for the AV PRO and AV PRO XT fashions in addition to offering higher compatibility for some older Nikon fashions that acquired firmware upgrades of their very own that allowed for the usage of CFexpress playing cards (Z6, Z7, D5, D6, D500 and the D850).
The Angelbird replace additionally applies to the Mark II variations of their CFexpress playing cards, to be launched tomorrow. Angelbird was the primary of the producers to permit for user-upgradable firmware, incorporating the operate of their CFexpress card reader.
An early set of copies of the Angelbird Mark II playing cards arrived this afternoon from Austria, so these will probably be added to the efficiency assessments to be performed.
Additionally added to the pile of playing cards to be examined is a homebrew answer, using a Sintech casing and controller paired with a Kioxia m.2 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD drive and a disgusting quantity of silicon warmth paste; a DIY undertaking involving $95 in elements for a 512 GB card that – for the final two weeks at the very least – has operated inside 3 % of the quickest examined playing cards.
The final complete evaluation of all the accessible CFexpress playing cards over on Camnostic.com was performed on comparatively early R5 and R6 firmware. Within the yr since, a number of CFexpress-specific firmware points have been addressed, so the replace would require retesting the older fashions as nicely.