Exascend Nitro- World’s first VPG400-certified CFexpress Type B Card

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The Exascend Nitro CFexpress is the world’s first VPG400-certified CFexpress Type B card. It is claimed to offer higher performance and higher capacity than existing VPG400-certified CFexpress Type A cards from other manufacturers. As far as I am aware, no other manufacturer has launched any CFexpress VPG400-capable Type B cards to date.

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The Exascend Nitro CFexpress’ has sustained 1,850 MB/s read and 1,700 MB/s write speeds.1,850 MB/s sustained read and 1,700 MB/s sustained write (same as the max speeds with this card).

There are currently no cameras on the market that require write speeds of above 850MB/s that utilize CFexpress Type B cards, but who knows what is likely to come in the future.

Exascend states that the Nitro card has sustained write speeds that make it perfect for use with cameras such as the Canon EOS R3, EOS R5, EOS R5 C, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and Nikon Z9.

Key features

  • Sustained read speed of up to 1,850MB/s
  • Sustained write speed of up to 1,700MB/s
  • IP67-certified environmental hardening (dust-proof & water-resistant)
  • Graphene heat spreaders for increased thermal efficiency
  • Next-gen CFexpress controller ready for the next generation of the CFexpress standard
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The Exascend Nitro has been certified VPG400 by the CompactFlash Association using its stringent Video Performance Guarantee Profile 4 (VPG400) qualification. This means that the Nitro CFexpress is capable of delivering sustained video recording performance in even the most demanding cinema camera systems. To get VGP400 certification a card needs to be able to provide sustained write speeds of 400MB/s without dropping any frames.

The 512GB capacity is over three times the capacity of existing VPG400-rated CFexpress Type A cards, which until now, were the only cards with a VPG400 rating.

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The Nitro card is also IP67-certified and it features a next-generation-ready CFexpress controller and ultra-thin graphene heat spreaders. It also has shock resistance (MIL-STD-810G), electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, an X-ray proof design, and protection against damage from magnetism. The Nitro CFexpress is Exascend’s flagship CFexpress series card.

Exascend has also developed a brand-new 20 Gbps CFexpress reader in tandem with Nitro CFexpress to enable very fast offloading of footage. The new Exascend CFexpress card reader can offload footage from a full Nitro CFexpress in under five minutes. The high-speed CFexpress reader also allows users to upgrade their Nitro CFexpress cards to unlock even higher performance when the next generation of the CFexpress standard launches in the future.

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The Exascend Nitro CFexpress comes with a five-year global warranty that covers any issue with the card and its components. For accidents and damage that render customers’ footage inaccessible, Exascend offers a factory data recovery service that can retrieve data from even severely damaged cards.

Price & Availability

There is no official retail price yet, but the card is expected to be available in the next 2-3 weeks.

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