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Atech Flash Technology Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Type B / XQD Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader

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Atech Flash Technology Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Type B / XQD Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader
Key Features
  • 1 x CFexpress Type B / XQD Card Slot
  • Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • CFexpress Speeds up to 1200 MB/s
  • XQD 2.0 / XQD Speeds up to 500 MB/s
Designed for the fast ingestion of CFexpress Type B and Sony XQD media on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 systems that support 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, the Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Type B / XQD Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader from Atech is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 interface that delivers data transfer speeds of up to 1200 MB/s for CFexpress media and 500 MB/s for XQD and XQD 2.0 media. A rugged metal enclosure helps ensure durability and longevity, while vent holes help increase heat dissipation to keep the unit cool. This card reader receives bus power via its Thunderbolt 3 interface and includes a Thunderbolt 3 cable.
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Atech Flash Technology TX-1CXQ Overview

Designed for the fast ingestion of CFexpress Type B and Sony XQD media on Windows 10 and macOS 10.12 systems that support 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, the Blackjet TX-1CXQ CFexpress Type B / XQD Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader from Atech is equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 interface that delivers data transfer speeds of up to 1200 MB/s for CFexpress media and 500 MB/s for XQD and XQD 2.0 media. A rugged metal enclosure helps ensure durability and longevity, while vent holes help increase heat dissipation to keep the unit cool. This card reader receives bus power via its Thunderbolt 3 interface and includes a Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Please note that macOS 10.13 and higher is required to support CFexpress cards. Also, XQD cards are supported under Windows 10, but are not Thunderbolt 3 certified. Lastly, Sony's current XQD drivers are not yet supported on Apple systems with an M1 chip.

General Features

Thunderbolt 3 provides speeds up to 40 Gb/s
Reversible Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C connector makes connections much easier and quicker
Supports CFexpress Type B cards at speeds up to 1200 MB/s
Supports Sony XQD and XQD 2.0 cards at speeds up to 500 MB/s
A rugged metal enclosure helps ensure durability and longevity
Vent holes help increase heat dissipation
UPC: 655408280167

Atech Flash Technology TX-1CXQ Specs

Performance
Memory Card Slots1 x CFexpress Type B / XQD (CFexpress 1.0 / PCIe 3.0 x2)
Host Connector1 x USB Type-C (Male)
Host Computer InterfaceThunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s)
Power SourceThunderbolt Bus Power
General
Enclosure MaterialMetal
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.63 x 1.23 x 4.39" / 92.3 x 31.2 x 111.4 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.25 x 5.65 x 1.6"

Atech Flash Technology TX-1CXQ Reviews

Blazing Fast! Absolutely NO issues!

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

I bought this from B&H a bit over two years ago and have been using on my iMac PRO (TB3) ever since. I noticed a large import speed difference on my XQD cards which is even faster when using a quality CFExpress card. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who needs/wants workflow speed to increase.

Cannot properly review yet

By Lawrence
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

I cannot recommend because the driver does not exist for my M1 Mac yet. Will properly review and update when that happens.

Very fast reader

By Cheuk Fang Rich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-22

Only have used it twice. Seems well built, solid and probably last a long time. It's bigger than other portable readers but I think it needs the room for cooling. If you download big amounts of data CFexpress cards can get very warm. So far also good.

Blazing fast speed!!!

By Rodney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

If you have a thunderbolt 3 port on your computer and CFExpress card, this is the device for you. Purchased this to go along with my Z6ii and Delkin Black 128gb CFExpress card. I knew I wanted to a thunderbolt reader over USB-C due to transfer speeds. Primarily shooting weddings and senior portraits transferring high volume photos is important. This lives up to the hype. It transfers a lot of images in seconds vs minutes. The unit is well constructed and keeps your cards cool. Support for XQD on Apple M1 is limited due to needing firmware update by Sony for drivers. If using CFExpress only no problems. Highly recommended.

Fast & Simple

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

Works as advertised and easy to use. Transferred about 2,000 full-size RAW images from a Canon R5 (.CR3) in less than 10 minutes.

Faster than old reader

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

Faster than my old XQD reader and looks good on my desk. Doesn't seem to get hot, not that I have noticed. CFexpress cards have been ordered. I believe this reader/CF card set up will work like greased lighting.

Insane speed!

By Johan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I used this reader with a Delkin Black CF Express Type B card (w 1,710 Mb/s, R1,760 Mb/s) on a MacBookPro 14 M1 Pro chip - the combination of these 3 together is just hard to believe how fast it is!. Card nor reader gets hot, even if you leave the card in the reader.

Extremely Fast

By Grant
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

Downloading large amounts of images from my Nikon D5 (CF only) was much faster than my previous card reader which was USB3. It handles my smaller downloads from my Nikon Z 6 (CFExpress Type B) very well, too. I'm expecting it to do well with my forthcoming Nikon Z 9 when it arrives.

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Asked by: Gregory
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Date published: 2021-02-05

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does it come with the thunderbolt cable?
Asked by: richard
Yes, it comes with a USB-c to USB-C-cable.
Answered by: Geoff
Date published: 2020-12-25

Will this work with a Windows 7 machine?

Will this work with a Windows 7 machine?
Asked by: Warren
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Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-13

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