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Sonnet Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader

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This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.

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Sugg Retail Price: $599.00
Product Highlights
  • Accepts 4 CompactFlash Memory Cards
  • Max. Read Speed: 400MB/s
  • PCI Express 2.0 Bus Interface
  • Thunderbolt Interface Adapter and Cable
  • 2 eSATA Interfaces
  • Kensington Security Lock Slot
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Mac Compatible

The Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader from Sonnet is configured with four CompactFlash memory card slots and a fast PCIe 2.0 interface. It can read data from four cards simultaneously at maximum aggregate speeds of 400MB/s. The card reader also has two 6Gb/s eSATA ports. It comes with a Thunderbolt interface adapter and cable for connection and 5Gb/s data transfer to a computer. The supplied external PCIe x4 to x1 interface cable connects the CF4 card reader to the adapter, and the Thunderbolt cable connects the adapter to your computer.

Included is a universal AC power supply with wall plugs for use in the US, Japan, Europe, UK and Australia. Alternatively, an optional XLR 4-pin adapter cable can route battery power to the Qio CF4. The card reader also supports the connection of an optional Sonnet Fusion F2QR 2-drive SATA hardware RAID storage system. The Qio CF4 is constructed from aluminum and has a slot for Kensington and similar anti-theft locks. It is compatible with both Mac computers and includes flash-ROM that is upgradeable to the latest firmware version. The card reader is hot-pluggable when used with a MacBook Pro, or when used with any computer in conjunction with optional Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt Expansion products.

Compatible Memory Cards 4x CompactFlash Type I
Computer Interface Enclosure:
1x External PCIe 2.0 x1 18-pin
2x 6.0 Gb/s eSATA

Thunderbolt adapter:
1x Thunderbolt
1x PCI Express x4 (SFF-8088)
Data Transfer Rate Maximum read speed: 400 MB/s (aggregate for 4 cards)
Power Input 12-20 VDC, 3.0 A
Power Output 12 VDC, 0.5 A to support Sonnet Fusion F2QR 2-drive SATA hardware RAID
System & Software Requirements Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Thunderbolt port
Construction Aluminum
Compliance RoHS
Dimensions 5.9 x 6.2 x 1.0" (14.9 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sonnet Qio CF4 High-Speed CompactFlash Card Reader
  • Qio Thunderbolt Interface Kit for Qio Professional Media Readers
  • External PCIe x1 Interface Cable - 3.28' / 1.0 m
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • 12V Power Supply Cable - 10' / 3.0 m
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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