Sabrent Joins the 1TB CFExpress Arms Race

If orange is the new black, then 1 TB is the new CFExpress standard, and Sabrent isn’t about to be left out of the party. With maximum read/write speeds of up to 1,700 MB/s and 1,500 MB/s respectively, the Sabrent Rocket Type B CFE is up there with other cards in this card standard, like similar cards from Lexar and Delkin.

It’s important, however, to read the fine print, where Sabrent states that the Type B CFE can reach a sustained level of 1,600 MB/s read and 400 MB/s write. But that’s still very impressive considering the company it keeps. But those other cards enjoy the Compact Flash Association’s coveted VPG400 certification, which is something that Sabrent has yet to be awarded, so who knows if these benchmarks really keep up with the Joneses.

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Sabrent says that the Type B CFE will endure several years of steady use, thanks to life extension techniques such as RAID error correction, wear-leveling, and end-to-end data protection. The cards also support TRIM, SMART, encryption, and even upgradeable firmware. These tools will enable users to refresh their media card investment long term.

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Sabrent also states that the CFE card will be supported by a broad range of CFExpress capable camera systems “for both consumer and professional models.” Unfortunately, the boast falls short of specifying which cameras they are.

In addition to the 1TB size, the Sabrent Rocket CFexpress Type B memory card will also come in a 512GB size. The 1TB card will retail for $490, while the 512GB model will cost $340. Both capacities are available to pre-order through Amazon and will be released on May 19. There’s also a USB3.2 Card reader for $57.

[source: Sabrent]

Order Links:

SABRENT Rocket CFX 1TB CFexpress Type B Memory Card (CF-XTBT-1TB) (Amazon)
SABRENT Rocket CFX 512GB CFexpress Type B Memory Card (CF-XTBT-512) (Amazon)
SABRENT CFexpress Type B Card Reader with USB 3.2 10Gbps (CR-CFER) (Amazon)

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