massive image: In an age the place cellphone cameras are bettering and even beginning to see skilled use, some photographers nonetheless favor their trusty DSLRs. One of the downsides of those cameras is the costly expandable storage choices. However, the Icy Dock could possibly resolve these issues.
Icy Dock is an organization that focuses on storage enclosures for a lot of totally different kind components equivalent to 2.5″, 3.5″ and M.2 drives. While Icy Dock primarily focuses on server-related merchandise, its newest product additionally ventures into digicam storage.
For years, DSLR cameras have used SD playing cards as the usual for increasing digicam storage. This answer combines excessive storage capability and small dimension. However, the trade has just lately began adopting a brand new storage medium: CFexpress.
CFexpress playing cards have one important benefit over their predecessors: general pace. The quickest SD playing cards can go as much as 300 MB per second, whereas normal CFexpress Type B playing cards can go as much as 2 GB per second. Unfortunately, CFexpress playing cards are costly, usually costing over $1 per GB.
Icy Dock hopes to resolve this downside with the CP130, which converts the CFexpress port into a regular M.2 slot. With M.2 SSDs taking an enormous worth drop just lately, usually costing $0.04 to $0.06 per gigabyte, the corporate’s answer presents photographers quick storage at a steep low cost.
The CP130 helps a number of totally different M.2 kind components, together with 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110. The adapter solely permits the usage of PCIe 3.0 drives, and is restricted to 2 of the 4 obtainable PCIe lanes, limiting SSD speeds to a most of two GB per second, which continues to be as quick as CFexpress.
Icy Dock helps all kinds of cameras, together with:
- Canon EOS R3
- Canon EOS R5
- Canon 1DX
- Canon C300 Mark II
- Canon C500 Mark III
- Nikon Z9
- Nikon Z7II
- Nikon D500
- Nikon D850
- Fuji X-H2S
- Panasonic LUMIX GH6
It can also be suitable with “most” DSLR/MILC cameras and camcorders which have a CFexpress Type B slot.
The adapter contains a screwless design for straightforward storage swapping and helps a number of mounting choices. The CP130 is not out but, however Icy Dock’s competitor just lately began promoting its personal M.2 adapter that retails for $210, so count on an identical MSRP at launch.