Sony ups the ante at cards

Sony’s announced new XQD and SD cards plus card readers including an XQD USB adapter.

Sony XQD 128GB card
Sony XQD 128GB card

The XQD-M series offers data transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s (read) and 150MB/s (write) whilst the SDXC cards, branded SF-M, are UHS-II with speeds up to 260MB/s (read) and 100MB/s (write).

Both are said to be dust-proof, X-ray proof, anti-static and magnet proof.

The XQD/SD card reader is model MRW-E90, providing data transfer to a PC from all XQD and UHS-II SD cards. It is compatible with “Superspeed USB” (USB3.1 Gen 1).

The XQD-only reader is badged QDA-SB1 and works with M and G Series XQD cards and comes with an extension USB cable.

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