Fed up with expensive CFexpress cards? Just make one yourself!

Zitay CFexpress Type B to NVME M.2 2230 SSD converter
(Image credit: Zitay)

So you want a high capacity CFexpress type B card, but don't fancy the $300+ cost for a 1TB card? Well, turns out you're in luck, as if you're handy with a tiny screwdriver, it's possible to make your own! The idea is you take an m.2 SSD, the same as you'd find in a laptop or desktop computer, and with the help of a CFexpress Type-B-shaped adapter, connect it to your camera. As m.2 SSDs are usually significantly cheaper per gigabyte than a CFexpress card of the same capacity, you get the same camera storage space, for less money.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.