Toshiba Gets Flashy with the Exceria Pro Compact Flash Cards


When you’re out shooting photos or videos, the last thing you want is an interruption in your work. Breaking your stride because your memory card fills up too fast or can’t keep up with continuous burst shooting can put a damper on any shoot. Having a reliable and efficient memory card in your DSLR is a must—and once you’ve experienced what a great card can do, you’ll never turn back to a basement bargain.

The new Toshiba Exceria Pro line of compact flash memory cards, available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, are cards from which you may never turn away. Using Toshiba’s NAND flash memory and proprietary firmware, they can achieve read speeds of up to 160 MB/s and write speeds of 150 MB/s for the 32GB and 64GB models—some of the fastest speeds available as of this writing (the 16GB card has a maximum write speed of 95 MB/s). Of course, read and write speeds are completely dependent on the user’s setup, configuration, and files being read or written, so your experience may vary.

These Compact Flash memory cards are compliant with the CFA (Compact Flash Association) standards for CompactFlash Specification Revision 6.1, and are UDMA 7 compatible, so integrating them into your DSLR system should be as simple as inserting the card and snapping away.

They’re also certified to work with the video performance guarantee profile 2 (also known as VPG-65), which means they can sustain Full HD video capture at  65 MB/s with no dropped frames—ideal for CF-equipped 4K cameras.

As with most Toshiba products, these cards are built to resist the effects of X-rays (ISO-7816-1 Compliant) and are protected against shock and vibration. They also include a five-year limited warranty.

If you’re looking for speed and performance in a card, this may be the one you’re looking for. If the speeds come anywhere near what is advertised, making this the fastest Compact Flash card on the market to date, photographers and videographers may never look back at their old storage solutions.

Card Type
CompactFlash Type I CompactFlash Type I CompactFlash Type I
Storage Capacity
16GB 32GB 64GB
Speed (X-rating)
1066x 1066x 1066x
Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA)
UDMA 7 Compliant UDMA 7 Compliant UDMA 7 Compliant
Data Transfer
Read Speed 160 MB/s Maximum Read Speed 160 MB/s Maximum Read Speed 160 MB/s Maximum
Write Speed 95 MB/s Maximum Write Speed 150 MB/s Maximum Write Speed 150 MB/s Maximum
Video Performance Guarantee
VPG- 65 VPG- 65 VPG- 65
File System
RoHS Compliant
Yes Yes Yes
X-Ray Resistant
ISO 7816-1 Compliant ISO 7816-1 Compliant ISO 7816-1 Compliant
Power Supply Voltage
3.3/5.0V 3.3/5.0V 3.3/5.0V
36.4mm (L) × 42.8mm (W) × 3.3mm (H) 36.4mm (L) × 42.8mm (W) × 3.3mm (H) 36.4mm (L) × 42.8mm (W) × 3.3mm (H)
10g 10g 10g

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I have purchased Toshiba 1066x 64G CF for a few months, may be the problem of my Transcend USB 3.0 card reader, the read/write speed can be tested up to 100 / 80MB/s only.