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Beyond Extreme Sony XQD™ Memory Card

Up to 180MB/s*(read/write), outpacing CF card *N series transfer speed is 125MB/s(read) and 80MB/s (write) in 64GB model’s case. Based on Sony testing, and transfer speeds vary dependent on host devices.

<New S series and N series >
The new XQD S series ultra-fast transfer speed up to 180MB/s* (read/write) is achieved through the combination of a new intelligent controller, the use of high speed flash memory and a Speed-Degradation Avoiding Function that promotes efficient data-writing, in addition to using the industry-standard PCIe platform as an interface.
*N series transfer speed is 125MB/s(read) and 80MB/s (write) in 64GB model’s case.

The new XQD S series supports Sony’s professional 4K camcorder, the PXW-Z100, at “XAVC 4K Intra 422” (4096×2160/60p, 600Mbps) and “AVC HD Intra 422” (1920×1080/60p, 223Mbps).

The new XQD N series supports Sony’s consumer 4K camcorder, FDR-AX1,  at “XAVC S” (3840×2160/60p, 150Mbps).

When using with Nikon's DSLR "D4", XQD memory cards can record approximately up to 108 frames in RAW format *2 in continuous shooting mode

Data Transfer Speed
Using a USB 2.0/3.0 compatible XQD card reader or an XQD ExpressCard adapter, quickly and easily transfer large quantities of very high capacity data like RAW images to PC, delivering efficient and fast workflow.
A new driver for Thunderbolt™-enabled devices lets users transfer files to Macintosh systems, when using a compatible reader/writer.
(available through download)

<Memory Card File Rescue >
New File Rescue software  (ver.3.2) supports RAW and MOV files taken with Nikon "D4". (available through download)

Sony's XQD Memory Card won TIPA award as "Best Imaging Storage Media".
For details, please visit our press release site.

  • *1 Based on Sony testing; Transfer speeds vary and are dependent on host device.
  • *2 When used with Nikon "D4", with capture of compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) images. Based on Sony research.
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