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OWC Atlas Lineup of SD and CFexpress Type B Memory Cards Announced

OWC Atlas Lineup of SD and CFexpress Type B Memory Cards Announced

OWC has just announced that they’ll start making memory cards this year, starting with two types: the Atlas S Pro SD cards and Atlas Pro/Atlas Pro Ultra CFexpress Type B memory cards. You’ll be able to offload these high-speed CFexpress Type B memory cards with the newly announced Atlas FXR Thunderbolt CFexpress card reader at speeds up to 1,500 MB/s.

OWC is well-known for making high-quality and innovative professional storage solutions like the Mercury Pro LTO or Envoy Pro SX external SSD. Also, if you spend a lot of time working on your computer at home or on the road, OWC’s USB-C and Thunderbolt docking solutions are some of the best on the market too.

To further expand their lineup of products for professional content creators, the American company has just announced a new lineup of high-speed memory cards as well as an ultra-portable CFexpress Type B memory card reader.

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OWC Atlas S Pro SD cards

The OWC Atlas S Pro SD cards are UHS-II V90 media cards available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB flavors. With maximum write speeds up to 277 MB/s and read speeds up to 290 MB/s, there is very little doubt that they’ll be compatible with most DSLR/Mirrorless/Cinema cameras on the market.

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According to OWC, “Atlas S Pro cards deliver up to 10X higher endurance than common TLC-based SD cards of the same capacity. This means you can completely fill your Atlas S Pro reliably over 29,000 times.” That sounds very promising! All Atlas cards are backed up by a 5-year limited warranty for further peace of mind.

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Your data and footage security are essential for every filmmaker, and OWC did not forget that. Indeed, the cards can survive the most demanding environments, including x-rays, UV rays, shocks, drops, and extreme temperatures.

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Atlas Pro and Atlas Pro Ultra CFexpress Type B memory cards

Next are the Atlas Pro and Atlas Pro Ultra CFexpress Type B memory cards. The Atlas Pro will be available in various sizes from 256GB to 2TB, while the Atlas Pro Ultra will only be available in 320GB and 640GB capacities.

Both cards support a minimum read speed of 1,400 MB/s. However, the main difference between both models is that the Pro version support write speeds between 1,500 MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, while the Pro Ulta guarantees these read/write speeds. Of course, these CFexpress Type B memory meet 1.0 and 2.0 specifications.

Both OWC Atlas Pro and Atlas Pro Ultra CFexpress Type B memory cards are X-ray/UV ray resistant, and they are also impact/bend/shock resistant.

If you are shooting with a Nikon/Canon/Panasonic/Sony camera, you should not have any issues with these CFexpress Type B cards that are also compatible with XQD devices and backed up by the same 5-year warranty as to the Atlas S Pro SD cards.

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OWC Atlas FXR Thunderbolt CFexpress card reader

Last but not least, OWC unveiled the Atlas FXR Thunderbolt CFexpress card reader. This card reader does not require any external power and can be connected to any Thunderbolt/USB Type-C computer to offload memory cards at up to 1,500 MB/s speeds.

Price and availability

The OWC Atlas S Pro memory cards are available now. The 32GB version costs $49.00, the 64GB one is $79.00, the 128GB is $149.00, and the biggest 256GB version will cost you $299.00

There is no word on the Atlas Pro or Atlas Pro Ultra price yet, nor on the Atlas FXR card reader, but they should be available in Q2 of 2022.

For more information, please visit OWC’s website here.

What do you think about these new SD and CFexpress Type B memory cards? What is your go-to brand when it comes to media storage? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments down below!

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