Sonnet SF3 Series – CFexpress™/XQD™ Pro Card Reader

Technical Specifications

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Mac Compatibility

Windows Compatibility

  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Window 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1809 or greater)


Part Number

  • SF3-2CFEX


  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Portable card reader

Bus Interface

  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3

External Connectors

  • Two CFexpress 2.0 Type B/XQD card slots
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Power port

Power Adapter

  • Universal 60W, 100-240V AC, 50–60 Hz

Supported Media

  • CFexpress 2.0 Type B
  • XQD

Reader Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 5.75 x 3.5 x 1 in. (147 x 88.3 x 35.6 mm)


  • Reader and Power Adapter: 1.35 lbs (0.6 kg)
  • Complete Package: 2.10 lbs (1 kg)

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Package Contents

  • Sonnet SF3 Series – CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok3 retainer clip
  • Documentation
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Превъзходen трансфер независимо дали заснемате 4K при 60P RAW видеозаписи на карти с памет CFexpress ™ или заснемате стотици снимки в сесия и ги записвате на карти с памет XQD ™, генерираните файлове са огромни и картите се пълнят бързо. Преместването на тези файлове на вашия компютър за редактиране е задължително, но ако използвате грешен инструмент, ще прекарате много време в чакане наоколо. Вземете Sonnet SF3 ™ Series – четец на карти CFexpress / XQD Pro; това е най-добрият инструмент за бързо завършване на работата.

Key Features

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Superior Performance

Ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards and XQD cards at up to maximum supported speeds.

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Cuts Ingest Times by up to Half

Dual card slots enable simultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency.

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Rugged, Compact, Stackable

Small and rugged aluminum enclosure for reliable operation; design enables multiple SF3 Series card readers to occupy same footprint.

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Threaded mount points enable secure attachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.

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40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface

Fastest interface available; offers 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth.

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Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports

One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional SF3 Series pro card readers.

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Backward Compatible

With Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Macs when used with an Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately).

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Mac & Windows Compatible

Supports Mac and Windows computers.

Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting
The SF3 Series – CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader is ultra-fast, able to ingest files from CFexpress and XQD cards at their maximum speeds. Better still, it can ingest files simultaneously from two CFexpress cards—at more than double the average ingest speed of other CFexpress or XQD card readers—to cut your ingest times in half.

Fastest External Interface Available

Thunderbolt 3 – The USB-C That Does It All

Featuring a dual-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, this professional reader ingests footage from CFexpress 2.0 Type B or XQD memory cards to any Mac® or Windows® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cards will support.

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Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
The SF3 Series – CFexpress/XQD Pro Card Reader features two Thunderbolt 3 ports; the first one used for connecting to your computer, while the second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices(1) to a single port on your computer.
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10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support
The reader includes 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter.
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Supports Two 4K or One 5K Display
The Sonnet reader also provides full support for connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @60Hz.(2)
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Provides 15W of Power
For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series – CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader.
Thunderbolt 3 Cable with ThunderLok 3

Included at No Extra Charge

Thunderbolt 3 Cable. ThunderLok 3.

Sonnet includes a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable that, unlike some other cables, transfers data at Thunderbolt 3’s full 2750 MB/s bandwidth, and supports up to 100W of Power Delivery (PD). In addition, Sonnet provides a ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip(3) that prevents accidental cable disconnections—just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the chassis by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

ThunderLok 3 Connection

Backward Compatible with Older Macs



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