Other World Computing® (OWC), a provider of computer hardware, accessories, and software for consumers and professionals, is introducing the Atlas Pro and Ultra CFexpress 4.0 memory cards. These cards boast twice the speed of CFexpress 2.0 memory cards and a unique capability of upgrading previous-generation Atlas 2.0 memory cards to the new Compact Flash Association (CFA) CFexpress 4.0 specification.
Unprecedented Speed for Enhanced Performance
The newly launched Atlas Pro 256GB, Atlas Pro 512GB, Atlas Ultra 1TB, and Atlas Ultra 2TB memory cards utilize PCIe Gen 4 technology, offering impressive read and write speeds of 3650MB/s and 3000MB/s, respectively, which represents a substantial 97% increase over their predecessors. These significant speed enhancements enable the capture of high-quality 4K, 6K, and 8K+ videos while also facilitating content access and offloading for editing and distribution. Despite their remarkable performance, OWC memory cards consume only one-third of the allowable power, making them suitable for various battery-operated cameras.
Industry’s First Compatibility Upgrades
OWC, with over three decades of technological solutions experience, extends the life of technology once again. The new Atlas CFexpress 4.0 memory cards introduce OWC’s Innergize™ software, allowing users to upgrade the firmware on previous PCIe Gen3 Atlas Ultra 1TB and 2TB cards to CFexpress 4.0 firmware. This unique upgrade nearly doubles the current read and write speeds, offering 3650MB/s and 3000MB/s, up from 1850MB/s and 1700MB/s.
Additionally, Atlas CFexpress CFA 4.0 memory cards maintain backward compatibility with CFA 2.0 PCIe Gen 3 hosts, ensuring both flexibility and performance.
Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO at OWC, commented, “We always want to ensure that our customers can get the most out of our products, which is why we spent considerable time and effort ensuring our latest PCIe Gen 3 CFexpress Ultra 1 and 2TB cards that launched earlier this year were forward compatible with the latest CFA 4.0 specification. Giving existing OWC Atlas memory card owners the flexibility to upgrade their products and take advantage of the latest speeds without having to purchase new cards is a game changer that we are delighted to bring to the table”.
The OWC Atlas Ecosystem
OWC offers a comprehensive range of hardware and software solutions in its Atlas ecosystem, providing support from Capture to Completion™ for photographers and videographers. Atlas CFexpress and SD memory cards cater to different camera types and usage scenarios, delivering secure content storage with the highest reliability and performance.
OWC’s Innergize software is an integral part of the ecosystem, ensuring card health and performance optimization. Additionally, a variety of Atlas card readers, available in OWC docks and storage solutions, enable seamless data transfer.
Pricing, Availability, and Upgrades
The Atlas Pro CFexpress 256GB ($169.99) and 512GB ($199.99) memory cards are available now, with Atlas Ultra CFexpress 1TB ($579.99) and 2TB ($999.99) memory cards in stock.
The new version of OWC Innergize, offering the capability to upgrade Atlas CFexpress 1TB and 2TB memory cards to the new CFexpress 4.0 specification, is available for Mac users today, with a Windows version soon to follow.