ProGrade Digital supercharges its latest CFexpress cards

ProGrade Digital supercharges its latest CFexpress cards
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ProGrade Digital was one of the first companies to champion the CFexpress card format. Now it's being supported by heavy-hitters like the Canon EOS-1D X Mk III, Nikon D6, Nikon Z6 and Z7, as well as the Panasonic Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R, ProGrade has released new, faster CFexpress cards to keep pace.

Whereas ProGrade's original CFexpress offerings boasted up to 1600MB/s read speed, the new cards boost this slightly, to 1700MB/s. However, the big news is the increase in write speed. Burst write rates are now up to 1500MB/s, and most impressive of all, ProGrade's top-tier Cobalt CFexpress cards can manage an incredible minimum sustained write speed of 1400MB/s. To put this in perspective, Lexar's latest Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card may be capable of a slightly faster 1750MB/s read speed, but it can only manage a sustained write speed of up to 1000MB/s.

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Header Cell - Column 0 CobaltGold
Maximum read speed1700MB/s1700MB/s
Burst write speed1500MB/s1500MB/s
Minimum sustained write speed1400MB/s400MB/s
Capacities325GB, 650GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

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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.