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Sony G XQD version 2 memory cards

New Sony G XQD version 2 memory cards develop write speed up to 350MB/s.

Sony G XQD version 2 memory cards

In February, there was adopted CFA XQD Ver.2.0 standard for the memory cards with PCIe Gen2x2 and USB 3.0 interfaces, reaching speed up to 1 GB/s. Although it has been eight months since then, and none of the manufacturers has announced the release of removable media meeting the requirements of the new standard version. However, as it turned out, the description of Sony G memory cards that conforms to XQD 2.0 specifications can already be found on the Sony site and at major online stores. Delivery starts on November 3.

According to the manufacturer, new Sony G memory card series are able to develop reading speed up to 400 MB/s and write speed up to 350MB/s. There are three card options: 32, 64 and 128 GB. Mainly the cards are used for video recording. This type of storage media is supported by Sony PMW-FS7, PMW-Z100 and FDR-AX1 cameras. The larger capacity 128GB model expands the line-up allowing up to 40 minutes of 4K XAVC Intra 422 60p (600Mbps) recording with Sony's 4K video cameras.

The prices depend on card capacity and are in the range of about $ 165-800. The kit includes USB 3.0 adapter, which costs $ 38.