The Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is available at a suggested the retail price of $249.99.
Sonnet Technologies has launched the Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader, the latest model in its expanding family of professional media readers. The rugged Sonnet SxS PRO X card reader features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface and is powered through the same cable that connects it to the computer.
SxS PRO X is the latest version of SxS memory cards developed by Sony for the use as onboard recording media in many past and current Sony and ARRI pro digital video cameras and camcorders.
Designed for demanding workflows, the card reader is built with a pocket-size, rugged aluminium enclosure and includes a separate Thunderbolt 3 cable. These features enable users to integrate the reader into any workspace or workflow and pack it easily into a computer bag or backpack.
SxS PRO X cards feature an upgraded interface (PCIe® 3.0), enabling them to deliver nearly 3x faster read speeds compared to last-generation (PCIe 2.0) cards. Not only can the Sonnet reader deliver maximum SxS PRO X ingest speeds of up to 1,250 MB/s but it also supports every previous generation SxS card at the card’s maximum rated speed. It can also ingest from XQD™ and SD™ memory cards when used with XQD and SD card adapters, respectively.
Measuring 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches long by 0.8 inches high, SxS PRO X is the smallest card reader available. Along with a 0.5-meter-long Thunderbolt 3 cable, Sonnet also provides a Thunderbolt connector retainer clip that prevents accidental cable disconnections from the reader. The clip slides over one end of the cable and, by turning a thumbscrew, secures the plugged-in connector.