Sonnet has announced their new Dual-Slot RED MINI-MAG Pro Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader. The SF3 Series RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features dual card slots and a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface.
The card reader is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. The RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingest footage from two RED MINI-MAGs at the same time at their maximum speeds.
Sonnet’s SF3 Series card readers are built with rugged aluminum enclosures and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.
This enables users to stack and connect up to six readers in a daisy chain to their computer through a single cable, and ingest footage from multiple cards simultaneously.
The Sonnet reader is also compatible with older Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the bidirectional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable.
Back up & offload your footage quickly
With more and more RED users now shooting in 6K and 8K and at high frame rates, RED MINI-MAGs fill up fast. Offloading and backing up footage from multiple cards can be very time-consuming. With the high cost of RED MINI MAGs, you want to be able to back up your footage to multiple drives and then be able to reformat and use that card again as quickly as possible. The SF3 Serie RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader was designed to help you do this. It is also well suited for digital imaging technicians (DITs) and post professionals on location and in edit suites.
It is important to note that this card reader isn’t bus powered. It comes with a universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz power supply.
By itself, one Sonnet reader can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at up to 1,060 MB/s, cutting ingest times in half (or better) compared to any single-slot reader available. Users can connect three Sonnet readers to their computer to exploit Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth and ingest six RED MINI-MAGs in the same time it takes to ingest one card of the same capacity via any single-slot reader.
For users who need to mount their gear in equipment racks, Sonnet SF3 Series readers include threaded mounting holes to support installation in a standard rack shelf, enabling side-by-side mounting of two readers in 1U of rack space.
If you want to see all of the specifications and the user guide you can download that information above.
Price & Availability
The SF3 Series – RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader (part number SF3-2RMM) will be available from the 15th of July for $299 USD. The reader comes with a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip.