ProGrade announces it's 1TB CFexpress 1.0 memory card!


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Prograde, a new memory company recently formed by ex Lexar and Sandisk employees, is not sitting around waiting to be successful. They recently announced that they've created a 1TB CFexpress 1.0 memory card.

If you've ever worried about running out of space while you're shooting, this should get your attention. 1TB of space on a single card can change everything. If you're shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, you can shoot full raw and not worry about having to cull images on the fly and potentially lose something great.

Now XQD isn't a universal card yet, only a fraction of the new DSLRs even have a slot for them, but it's supposed to be the future. It's supposed to replace compact flash (CF) cards. We'll see. If companies like ProGrade keep making leaps and bounds like this with the technology I don't see how it couldn't happen. 

Prograde also announced new SDXC UHS-II U3 SD cards that have a read speed of 250MB/s and a write speed of 200MB/ for stills and at a minimum 90MB/s for video.

Remember when a flash card only had 2-gig cards? Of course, you, do, it was only like 12 years ago. Hopefully one day they make a micro-sd card with 1TB and not just the scam ones that you see on eBay. 

Prograde's CFexpress 1.0 technology has 1,400MB/second read speed and 1,000MB/second burst write speed. 

According to their website specs, their SDXC UHS-II, U3, Class 10, V90 technology delivers:

  • High-performance speed verified to perform at a sustained read rate of up to 250MB/second; sustained write speed of up to 200MB/second
  • Video (V90) tested and certified to perform at a minimum sustained recording rate of 90MB/second
  • Recommended specifically for use with the Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic AU-EVA1, Canon Cinema EOS line and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Optimized for 6K, 4K, UHD, Full HD, Motion JPEG and most high bit rate MPEG-4 CODECs
  • Rigorous full card testing with serialized tracking of key components
  • and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Component-level testing down to individual memory chips for
  • optimal quality
  • Professional-level capacities 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Packaging: jewel case in a sleeve
  • 3-year warranty

Prograde will sell their new SD cards for $99.99 for the 64GB, $189.99 for the 125GB and $379.99 for the 256GB card. There's no info on a release date for the 1 TB CFexpress 1.0 card, but just knowing that it exists is exciting.