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SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Card Reader

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SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Card Reader

Pro dual-slot RED MINI-MAG card reader for computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports

Product Code: SON-SF3-2RMM

Suggested Retail Price £315+VAT

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  • Pro dual-slot RED MINI-MAG card reader for computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Superior Performance
    Ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG cards at maximum supported speeds to Mac, Windows and Linux computers
  • Cuts Ingest Times in Half
    Dual card slots enable simultaneous ingest of footage from two cards for greater efficiency
  • Compact, Rugged, Stackable
    Rugged aluminium enclosure for reliable operation. Stackable design enables multiple SF3 Series card readers to occupy same footprint
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface
    Features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices, including additional SF3 Series pro card readers
  • Thunderbolt Cable & ThunderLok Included
    Includes 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable and ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure cable from accidental disconnections
  • 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)
  • Ready for Racking
    Threaded mount points enable secure attachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space
  • Lifetime Technical Support

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Mac with a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt port with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter plus Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately)
  • macOS® 10.12.6+
  • macOS Catalina Compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.0+

Warranty

All new Sonnet Products purchased on or after January 1, 2019, have a Two Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here. All new Sonnet Products purchased on or before December 31, 2018, have a One Year Limited Warranty, except as listed here.

When you shoot on RED, chances are your footage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality and durability. With the move to shooting in 8K and at high frame rates, those cards fill up faster than ever—the need for a tool that accelerates offloading footage from multiple cards is greater than ever, too. The Sonnet SF3™ Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is the ultimate tool for the job.

RED Approved LogoFeaturing a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memory cards to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cards will support.

Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting

The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at up to 1060 MB/s—more than double the average ingest speed of other RED MINI-MAG card readers—to cut your ingest times in half.

Ingest Six Cards Simultaneously in The Same Time as Just One Card in USB Reader

The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously means you can complete the process—without swapping cards—in as little as one sixth the time required using a single-slot reader!

Ingest Four, Six or More RED MINI-MAG Cards Simultaneously!

Built with rugged aluminium enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling you to connect up to six RED MINI-MAG readers to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

The Sonnet RED MINI-MAG Reader Designed for Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs)

Measuring 5.75 inches wide by 1.4 inches high by 6.1 inches deep, the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is suitable for use in any workflow and workspace; for DITs working multi-camera shoots or in a small space, the Sonnet reader’s design advantages stand out. Built with rugged aluminium enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling multiple RED MINI-MAG, SxS, and CFast 2.0 readers to occupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!

Ready for Racking

Sonnet’s SF3 Series pro card readers include threaded mount points that enable you to securely attach two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.

Thunderbolt 3 — The USB-C That Does It All

Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG 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 devicesto a single port on your computer. The reader includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter. The Sonnet reader also provides full support for connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(1). 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 (40Gbps) Cable and ThunderLok 3 Included

Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3In addition to a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect the SF3 Series reader to your computer, Sonnet includes a ThunderLok 3(2) Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the reader (because accidental cable disconnects can lead to data loss). The clip slides over one end of the cable and secures it to the reader with a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector itself, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

Backward Compatible with Older Macs

No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is also compatible with Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the bi-directional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately).

Big Sur Compatiblity

THUNDERBOLT 3 PRODUCTS SKU Big Sur Intel Macs Big Sur M1 Macs
Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock SON-ECHO-DK11-TB3 √ (M1 Macs support only one monitor in TB Docks)
Solo5G USB 3 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO5G-USB3 √ (Update driver to version 1.4.12) X Marvell driver update TBD
Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO10G-TB3
Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (SFP+ included) SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3
Twin10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3 Sonnet X550 driver update coming Q1 2021
Twin10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter SON-TWIN10GCSFP-TB3 Sonnet 82599 driver update coming Q1 2021
Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot Low-Profile PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSE1-TB3 √ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)
Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSEL-TB3 √ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)
Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHOEXPSE3-E-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
Echo III Desktop Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHO3D-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
Echo III Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System SON-ECHO3R-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
2018 xMac mini Server with one full-length and one half-length slot Thunderbolt 3 Edition SON-XMACMSA-TB3 √ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)
eGFX Breakaway Box 550 SON-GPU550W-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Box 750 SON-GPU-750W-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex SON-GPU-750WEX-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)
eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500XT SON-GPURX5500XT-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700 SON-GPURX5700-TB3 X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays SON-TB3DDP4K X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays SON-TB3DHDMI X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)
PROFESSIONAL MEDIA READERS SKU Big Sur Intel Macs Big Sur M1 Macs
SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF3-2CFEX √ CFExpress | X Sony XQD driver update TBD
SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF32CFST
SF3 Series - RED Mini-Mag Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF3-2RMM
SF3 Series - SxS Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader SON-SF32SXS X Sony SxS driver update TBD
Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader - Thunderbolt 2 SON-TBP2 Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021 Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021
Echo ExpressCard Pro SxS Media Reader - Thunderbolt 2 SON-ECHOPROE34 X Sony SxS driver update TBD
SDHC Adapter for SxS Camera Slot or SF3 Series SxS Reader SON-SDSXS-E34

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  • Sonnet SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader
  • Power adapter
  • Region-specific Power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, or Switzerland
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clip
  • Documentation

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