Vaxis has announced its new ARCHON CFast 2.0 Memory Cards, one of only four brands approved by RED. It is available in sizes ranging from 256GB to 1TB.
The CFast 2.0 cards are compatible with the following cameras:
- RED KOMODO
- Canon C200
- Canon C300 Mark II
- ZCam Cameras
- Black Magic Design Cameras
- Angelbird AtomX CFast 2.0 Adapter
The Cfast 2.0 cards will not work with any of the ARRI cameras that use CFast 2.0.
The ARCHON CFast 2.0 Memory Cards have a claimed maximum write speed of 500 MB/s and a claimed maximum read speed of 560 MB/s
Vaxis is offering a 5-year warranty with the cards. According to their website, they will replace a faulty card free of charge.
Price & Availability
The ARCHON CFast 2.0 Memory Cards, are available in the following capacities and at the following prices:
- 256GB- $269 USD
- 512GB- $519 USD
- 1TB- $899 USD
So let’s compare the 512GB capacity card against other options on the market.
|Write Speed||Read Speed||Price|
|Vaxis ARCHON 512GB||500MB/s||560MB/s||$519 USD|
|Silicon Power 512GB |
Cinema PRO CFX
|RED DIGITAL CINEMA |
512GB RED PRO
|280MB/s||Not Listed||$529 USD|
|SanDisk 512GB Extreme PRO||450MB/s||525MB/s||$549.99 USD|
|Angelbird 512GB AV Pro CF||498MB/s||560MB/s||$529.99 USD|
|Wise Advanced 512GB||450MB/s||525MB/s||$499 USD|
|Lexar 512GB |
|Delkin Devices 512GB Cinema||495MB/s||560MB/s||$499 USD|
|Z CAM 512GB ExAscend||Not Listed||Not Listed||$449 USD|
It is interesting to see that the Vaxis option is about the same price as other leading brands, and there are a lot of other options that are actually cheaper. It could be a hard sell for Vaxis as they are a brand that has no history of selling memory cards. In saying that, the cards are bring made by Exascend who also makes the Z CAM cards. Exascend is a Taiwanese company and they have been around since 2014.