Pro Grade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt Memory Cards - 640 GB and 320 GB

ProGrade Digital has announced the launch of the third generation of its CFast 2.0 memory cards. The new cards are available with capacities of 320 GB and 640 GB. The cards also now carry the ProGrade Digital’s Cobalt designation, which shows that it is the best that the company offers.

Fast read and write

The ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt memory cards have maximum read speeds of 550 MB/s. The burst write speeds is also fast at up to 520 MB/s. In addition, the CFast 2.0 Cobalt memory cards have sustained write speeds of up to 470 MB/s. To differentiate the new generation from prior generations, the sustained write speed is now clearly stated on the card’s top label.

Build

The ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt memory cards are built to be X-ray-proof and shock-proof. They also have an operating temperature range of 32 degrees F to 158 degrees F (0 degrees C to 70 degrees C) and can be stored between -40 degrees F to 212 degrees F (-40 degrees C to 100 degrees C). ProGrade Digital says that the cards have a low power consumption which will give you extended battery life when recording continuous video.

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Refresh Pro ready

The ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt memory cards are Refresh Pro ready. Refresh Pro 3.0 is a software application available from ProGrade Digital for about $10. With Refresh Pro you can proactively monitor your card’s remaining usable life, which could be vital before an important shoot. You can also use the software to get your cards back to their factory-fresh condition and performing at their best. Note that you need to use a ProGrade Digital card reader with the software.

Verdict

ProGrade Digital has a reputation for making good quality, reliable memory cards. If you are in the market for new CFast 2.0 media, you should take a look at the new Cobalt cards.

Pricing and availability

The ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Cobalt memory cards are available now. The 320 GB card retails at $329 and the 640 GB card costs $599. The cards come with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.