Other World Computing announces Atlas CFexpress 4.0 Memory Cards

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Other World Computing announced the Atlas Pro and Ultra CFexpress 4.0 memory cards with double the speed of CFexpress 2.0 memory cards and the industry’s first capability of upgrading previous generation Atlas 2.0 memory cards to the new CFA (Compact Flash Association) CFexpress 4.0 specification. The Atlas Pro 256GB, Atlas Pro 512GB, Atlas Ultra 1TB, and Atlas Ultra 2TB cards leverage PCIe Gen 4 technology to enable 3650MB/s read and 3000MB/s write speeds; a 97% increase from the previous generation cards. These major speed increases make it possible to not only capture 4K, 6K, and 8K+ videos while enabling the next generation of cameras but also access and offload content for editing and distribution quickly. Even with these performance increases, the power consumption of OWC memory cards is only one-third of the allowable specification.

Atlas Pro CFexpress 256GB ($169.99) and 512GB ($199.99) memory cards are now available. Atlas Ultra CFexpress 1TB ($579.99) and 2TB ($999.99) memory cards are now available.

Atlas Ultra cards are optimized for video capture and downloading.

The new Atlas CFexpress 4.0 memory cards utilize OWC’s Innergize software to upgrade the firmware on previous PCIe Gen3 Atlas Ultra 1TB and 2TB cards to CFexpress 4.0 firmware. Memory card users have never had the opportunity to elevate their card’s performance and prolong its usefulness with field firmware upgrades. This OWC exclusive upgrade almost doubles the current read/write speeds, from 1850MB/s and 1700MB/s read/write speeds to 3650MB/s and 3000MB/s,  the company claims.

In addition, Atlas CFexpress CFA 4.0 memory cards are backward compatible with CFA 2.0 PCIe Gen 3 hosts, providing both flexibility and performance.

“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,” said Larry O’Connor, founder and CEO at OWC. “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 new version of OWC Innergize, with the capability to upgrade Atlas CFexpress 1TB and 2TB memory cards with 1850MB/s on the card label to the new CFexpress 4.0 specification is available for Mac today. The Windows version will be available soon.