Skip to main body

SONY Sony Corporation Global Headquarters

Memory Media Portal>Sony XQD™ Memory Card

Beyond Extreme Sony XQD™ Memory Card

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

Click here for information about software update for PXW-FS7 and PXW-Z100 or others to use XQD M Series memory card.
XQD G series dedicated adapter
High Speed Read Dramatically Reducing Transfer Time
Using with USB3.1(Gen 1) XQD USB Adapter or a XQD/SD card reader, it dramatically reduce ingest time by less than half*3 compared to the fastest Compact Flash card*2 even for large quantities of RAW images or data-intensive 4K video files.
The new XQD/SD card reader is compatible with all series XQD memory card and offers good portability.

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

For Sony 4K Video Camera
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.


Main Recording Modes and Recording Time

Product Resolution Codec Wrapper Frame Rate Bit Rate Recording Time(64GB)*4
G Series M Series
PXW-FS7 QFHD XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min -
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 222Mbps 30min -
PXW-Z100 4K XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min -
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 223Mbps 30min -
FDR-AX1 QFHD XAVC S MP4 60P 125Mbps 50min 50min

♦XQD Memory Card Line Up

 

G Series

M Series

S Series
(discontinued)
N Series H Series
(discontinued)
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)
QD-G64A(64GB)
QD-G128A(128GB)
GD-M32(32GB)
QD-M64(64GB)
QD-M128(128GB)
QD-S32E(32GB)
QD-S64E(64GB)
QD-N32(32GB)
QD-N64(64GB)
QD-H16(16GB)
QD-H32(32GB)
Transfer Speed*1 Read 400MB/s 440MB/s 180MB/s 125MB/s 125MB/s
Write 350MB/s 150MB/s(64/128B)
80MB/s(32GB)
180MB/s 125MB/s(64GB)
60MB/s(32GB)
125MB/s

♦Compatibility Chart for Sony Card readers - Media

G Series M Series S Series
(discontinued)
N Series H Series
(discontinued)

MRW-E90

MRW-E80
*5 *5

QDA-SB1A / QDA-SB1A*6

QDA-EX1
*7 *7

Download

<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".


  • *1 Based on Sony testing; Transfer speeds vary and are dependent on host devices.
  • *2 Based on Sony's research as of January 2016.
  • *3 Based on Sony testing; Transfer time varies and is dependent on file size or host devices.
  • *4 Recording time may differ depending on products used or shooting conditions.
  • *5 Transfer speed lower.
  • *6 The G Series and M series card can be used with adapter(QDA-SB1A) which is bundled in all G series and M series.
  • *7 Operation is guaranteed only when using with PCI Express Gen 1 compatible device.
Return to top of page