Sony’s new CEA-G80T and CEA-G160T CFexpress Type A memory cards represent a new generation of storage media and the latest additions to Sony’s TOUGH card line-up.
The new Sony CEA-G160T CFexpress Type A memory card. (Source: Sony.)
Available in 80GB and 160GB capacities, the new cards offer up to 700MB/s write speed and 800MB/s read speed and are designed to dissipate heat that can accumulate during fast file storage, making them ideal for high-speed continuous shooting and high-resolution/high frame rate video. Compliance with the VPG400 video performance guarantee profile specification ensures stable video recording at 400 MB/s , creating a smooth workflow for professional creators. The TOUGH specification construction ensures high durability plus dust and water resistance. The new cards are up to five times more resistant to drop impact and up to ten times
more resistant to bending, compared to CFexpress Type A requirement standards.
Sony’s Memory Card File Rescue data recovery software allows users to recover accidentally deleted RAW images and 4K video from memory cards. In addition, Sony’s Media Scan
Utility media diagnostic software will be updated to support CFexpress Type A cards, allowing users to diagnose and receive a warning before the number of read/write cycles approaches the card’s limit.
Sony is also releasing a new CFexpress Type A/SD card reader (MRW-G2), which provides SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speed, via its USB Type-C connector. Used with a CFexpress Type A card, it supports transfer data approximately 2.8 times faster than conventional media. It is also compatible with SDXC/SDHC (UHS-I and UHS-II) memory cards.
The CFexpress Type A memory cards and card reader will be available in Australia mid-September. The CEA-G80T will have an SRP of AU$369, the CEA-G160T will sell for SRP AU$699 and the MRW-G2 will be priced at AU$249 SRP.