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Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader | Compact Professional SxS PRO X Card Reader for Computers with Thunderbolt 3 & 4 or USB4 Ports

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SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader

Compact Professional SxS PRO X Card Reader for Computers with Thunderbolt 3 & 4 or USB4 Ports

Product Code: SON-TB3-1SXSPX

Suggested Retail Price £260+VAT

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Kit List

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  • Compact Professional SxS PRO X Card Reader for Computers with Thunderbolt 3 & 4 or USB4 Ports
  • Superior Ingest Performance
    Ingests footage from any SxS card at maximum supported speeds; up to 1250 MB/s with SxS PRO X, and up to 440 MB/s for SxS Pro+ media(1).
  • Bus-powered
    Ideal for use with a laptop computer when no power outlet is available.
  • Broad Card Support
    Supports all SxS media, including SxS PRO X and SxS PRO+ E Series cards. XQD™ and SD™ cards are supported when used with adapters(2).
  • Pocket-Sized and Rugged
    Small and rugged aluminium enclosure for easy packability and reliable operation.
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Peripheral
    This Thunderbolt 3 card reader provides 2 lanes of PCIe 3 to the SxS PRO X card slot. (Thunderbolt 4 devices are limited to one lane of PCIe.)
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
    Supports Mac and Windows computers
Technical Notes
  1. Read speeds vary and are dependent on host devices, the OS version, or usage conditions.
  2. XQD and SD card adapters sold separately.
  3. ThunderLok3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables; Sonnet 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables require ThunderLok 3L.
  4. For installation under macOS Catalina or Big Sur, you must authorize the updated SxS driver in Security and Privacy System Preferences (unlock, then allow).
  5. Windows computers require the latest firmware (BIOS) and Thunderbolt drivers to support this product. Check with your computer manufacturer for update information.

Specifications

  • Card Type: SxS
  • Dimensions: 72 x 105 x 19.5 mm / 2.8 x 4.1 x 0.8 in
  • Interface: Thunderbolt 3
  • Read Speed: Up to 1250 MB/s with SxS PRO X, Up to 440 MB/s for SxS Pro+ media(1)

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.

Supports SxS PRO X Cards at Full Speed

Superior Ingest Performance

Co-developed by Sony®, SxS™ professional memory cards are the onboard recording media used in many past and current Sony and ARRI pro digital video cameras and camcorders. The latest generation cards—SxS PRO X—offer a nearly 3x increase in maximum read speeds of the previous generation. If you use SxS media in your workflow, you should use an SxS card reader capable of supporting SxS PRO X and every other SxS memory card at maximum speed. For the fastest ingests, get a Sonnet SxS PRO X Thunderbolt™ 3 Single-Slot Card Reader; it’s the best tool for the job.

Small and Ultra-fast

Ingest at Maximum Read Speeds

The SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is small, ultra-fast, and easily reads all SxS memory cards at their rated speeds(1).

The Perfect Travel Companion

Bus-Powered Operation

When you need to travel light and don’t have a large stack of cards to ingest, extra power bricks and cables take up extra space and can weigh you down. Sonnet’s SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is bus-powered, operating off its Thunderbolt connection so there’s no need to plug in a power supply or power cable.

Supports all SxS Media

Broad Card Support

The SxS PRO X Card Reader supports all generations of SxS media up to the latest PRO X cards. Additionally, this reader(2) supports XQD cards with the Sony ExpressCard Adapter for XQD Memory Card (QDA-EX1) or SD cards with Sonnet's SDHC Adapter for SxS Slot (SD-SXS-E34).

Compact, Rugged and Portable

The Single-slot SxS Card Reader for Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs)

Equipment size and design features matter. Sonnet’s SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader measures just 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches deep by 0.8 inches tall (about the size of a deck of playing cards), making it suitable for use in any workspace and workflow. Featuring a rugged aluminium enclosure, the Sonnet reader packs easily into a computer bag or backpack. Its single-port Thunderbolt interface and bus-powered operation make it perfect for use at the end of a daisy chain (such as multiple Sonnet SF3™ Series dual-slot pro card readers).

Thunderbolt 3

Fastest External Interface Available

Featuring a 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, this reader ingests footage from all SxS 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.

All the Right Connections

Included at No Extra Charge – Thunderbolt 3 Cable. ThunderLok 3.

Sonnet includes a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable that supports Thunderbolt 3’s full bandwidth. Sonnet also 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 reader by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.

Shoot. Ingest. Edit!

Now that pretty much every camera captures to digital media, choosing the right kind of reader has never been more important. For 35 years Sonnet has pioneered innovative and award-winning products that enhance computer performance and connectivity. This blog looks at Sonnet’s expanding range of professional media readers.

  • SxS PRO X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • ThunderLok 3 retainer clip
  • Documentation
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