The huge photo: In an age where phone video cameras continue to enhance and even start to see expert use, some professional photographers still choose their relied on DSLRs. One disadvantage to these video cameras is the pricey expandable storage alternatives. Nevertheless, Icy Dock might have the option to those issues.
Icy Dock is a business that concentrates on producing storage enclosures for several type elements, such as 2.5″, 3.5″, and M. 2 drives. While generally concentrating on server-related items, Icy Dock’s newest development branch off to electronic camera storage.
For many years, DSLR video cameras utilized SD cards as a requirement for broadening electronic camera storage. The option integrated high storage capabilities with a little type element. Nevertheless, the market has actually just recently started to embrace a brand-new storage medium: CFexpress.
CFexpress cards have one noteworthy advantage compared to their predecessors: total speed. The fastest SD cards max out at around 300 MB per 2nd, whereas a basic CFexpress Type B card can reach speeds of approximately 2 GB per second. Sadly, CFexpress cards are pricey, generally costing over $1 per gigabyte.
Icy Dock wants to resolve this issue with the CP130, which converts the CFexpress port into a basic M. 2 slot. Because M. 2 SSDs have actually seen considerable rate drops recently, normally having expenses of $0.04–$ 0.06 per gigabyte, the business’s option offered professional photographers with quick storage at a substantial discount rate.
The CP130 supports several M. 2 sizes, consisting of 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110. The adapter just permits PCIe 3.0 drives and is restricted to 2 of the 4 offered PCIe lanes, limiting SSD speeds to an optimum of 2 GB per 2nd, which is still as quick as CFexpress.
Icy Dock supports various video cameras, consisting of:
- Canon EOS R3
- Canon EOS R5
- Canon 1DX
- Canon C300 Mark II
- Canon C500 Mark III
- Nikon Z9
- Nikon Z7II
- Nikon D500
- Nikon D850
- Fujifilm X-H2S
- Panasonic LUMIX GH6
It is likewise suitable with “most” DSLR/MILC video cameras and camcorders with a CFexpress Type B slot.
The adapter includes a screwless style to enable simple storage swaps and supports lots of installing alternatives. The CP130 hasn’t released yet, however an Icy Dock rival just recently started offering its own M. 2 adapter, which retails for $210, so it’s reasonable to anticipate a comparable MSRP upon release.