SanDisk has launched the world’s first CFast 2.0 memory card. CFast is a variation of the CompactFlash cards we usually find in high-end cameras and offers significantly faster access speeds.
The CFast 2.0 card that SanDisk launched has read speeds of around 450MB/s and write speeds of around 350MB/s. This makes it ideal for cameras that record content in resolutions as high as 4K. In fact, SanDisk claims that their CFast 2.0 card is currently the world’s fastest memory card.
Currently, there is no device that supports CFast 2.0 cards, but Arri is said to be making the Arri Amira, which will be the first camera to support this type of card and existing Alexa XT cameras will support it using an adaptor.
The new SandDisk CFast 2.0 cards are available in US and Europe and Arri authorized stores in 60GB and 120GB capacities. Also available is a reader for your computer that supports this new card. No prices have been mentioned so far for the card or the adaptor.