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Sonnet Announces Professional, Single-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader for SxS PRO X Media

26/02/2021

Sonnet Announces Professional, Single-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader for SxS PRO X Media

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Brie Clayton February 25, 2021

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The compact reader supports maximum ingest speeds from all SxS media, and offers bus-powered operation.

What's New:

Sonnet Technologies today launched the Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The rugged Sonnet SxS PRO X card reader features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface and is powered through the same cable that connects it to the computer. SxS PRO X is the latest version of SxS memory cards developed by Sony for use as onboard recording media in many past and current Sony and ARRI pro digital video cameras and camcorders.

What It Does:

Compatible with Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader ingests footage from all SxS media at their maximum supported speeds. Designed for demanding workflows, the Sonnet card reader is built with a pocket-size, rugged aluminum enclosure and includes a separate Thunderbolt 3 cable. These features enable users to integrate the reader into any workspace or workflow and pack it easily into a computer bag or backpack.

Why It's Important:

SxS PRO X cards feature an upgraded interface (PCIe 3.0), enabling them to deliver nearly 3x faster read speeds compared to last-generation (PCIe 2.0) cards. But for a user to take advantage of the performance gains, a card reader with the new interface - such as the Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader - is also required. Not only can the Sonnet reader deliver maximum SxS PRO X ingest speeds of up to 1,250 MB/s - cutting ingest times by more than half compared to previous readers - but it also supports every previous generation SxS card at the card's maximum rated speed. Enhancing its usefulness, the Sonnet card reader also ingests from XQD and SD memory cards when used with XQD and SD card adapters, respectively (sold separately).

How It's Distinctive:

Measuring 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches long by 0.8 inches high, Sonnet's SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is the smallest SxS PRO X card reader available. Along with a 0.5-meter-long Thunderbolt 3 cable, Sonnet also provides a Thunderbolt connector retainer clip that prevents accidental cable disconnections from the reader. The clip slides over one end of the cable and, by turning a thumbscrew, secures the plugged-in connector. Because of its unique design, the clip remains on the cable when it's unplugged so it won't get lost when not in use.

When You Can Get It:

The Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader (part number TB3-1SXSPX) is available now from Sonnet at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

More Context: https://www.sonnettech.com/product/sxs-pro-x-card-reader | www.sonnettech.com
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