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Beyond Extreme Sony XQD™ Memory Card

New G Series Up to 400MB/s*1 (Read speed) 350MB/s*1 (Write speed)

<New G Series Feature>

The new G Series is compliant to XQD Format Version 2, both PCI Express Gen.2 and USB3.0 interface are supported on a newly-developed controller for high performance.
The G Series delivers increased read 400MB/s*1 and write 350MB/s*1 speeds, which is three times the speed of the previous N Series cards.

Sony's unique media technology enables these G Series cards to provide efficient data writing, dependable recording of 4K video while avoiding speed degradation.
The larger capacity 128GB model expands the line-up allowing up to 40 minutes of 4K XAVC Intra 422 60p (600Mbps) recording with Sony's 4K video cameras.

Data Transfer Speed

<Main recording modes and recording time>

Product Resolution Codec Wrapper Frame Rate Bit Rate Recording Time(64GB)*3
G Series S Series N Series
PXW-FS7 QFHD XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min 10min -
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 222Mbps 30min 30min -
PXW-Z100 4K XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min 10min -
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 223Mbps 30min 30min -
FDR-AX1 QFHD XAVC S MP4 60P 125Mbps 50min 50min 50min
XQD G series dedicated adapter
The G Series is supplied with a dedicated USB 3.0 adapter, which offers convenience and efficiency for professional workflows. It dramatically reduce ingest time by less than half compared to the fastest Compact Flash card*2 even for large quantities of RAW images or data-intensive 4K video files.

Time to transfer data of 60GB to PC (SSD)

<Software Download>
XQD G Series Registry Setting Tool (for Windows 7)


This tool supports applying a driver update program released by Microsoft, which increases the maximum USB transfer size in Windows 7, by setting registry required by this update.
After setting registry with this tool, the maximum USB transfer size for reading the G Series XQD memory cards will be increased (to 1 MB.) 
For more detail, click "Download".

<XQD Memory Card Line Up>

  G Series S Series N Series
XQD Format Version XQD Format Ver.2.0 XQD Format Ver.1.0
Interface PCIe Gen2 / USB3.0 PCIe Gen1
Model Name(Capacity) QD-G32A(32GB)
Transfer Speed Read 400MB/s*1 180MB/s*1 125MB/s*1
Write 350MB/s*1 180MB/s*1 80MB/s(64GB) *1
60MB/s(32GB) *1
  • *1 Based on Sony testing; Transfer speeds vary and are dependent on host devices.
  • *2 Based on Sony's research as of September 2014.
  • *3 Recording time may differ depending on products used or shooting conditions.
  • *4 Based on Sony testing; Transfer time varies and is dependent on file size or host devices.
  • *5 You may not be able to use XQD Memory Card G Series in combination with an XQD ExpressCard adapter(QDA-EX1),
         depending on a product you use with G series. In such case, please refer to the information of your product for detail.
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