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Prograde Digital PG05.6 USB 4.0 CFexpress Type B Single-Slot Memory Card Reader

$100, transfer rate of up to 40Gb/s, backward compatible with CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards

ProGrade Digital, Inc. announces its PG05.6 card reader, a single-slot reader designed for the CFexpress 4.0 (PCIe Gen 4) Type B memory cards.

Prograde Digital Usb 4.0 Cfexpress™ Type B Single Slot Reader

The PG05.6 reader is based on the USB 4.0 technology which is designed to achieve speeds of up to 40Gb/s. When used in conjunction with the CFexpress 4.0 (PCIe Gen 4) memory cards, benchmark tests highlight a tripling of data transfer speed from card to host. The PG05.6 is also equipped with the company’s patented magnetic base and an adhesive metal plate that allows users to mount the reader to any work surface, such as the back of a laptop. This reader is also supplied with a certified USB 4.0 cable – assuring  maximum performance.

Our new PG05.6 reader provides a tremendous leap forward in workflow performance by allowing content offload speeds to be reduced by 67% when compared to the performance of USB 3.2, Gen 2 technology of our current product line-up”, said Wes Brewer, CEO and founder. “Along with faster speeds comes the need to provide extra cooling capability for reader and card – something we’ve spent more than a year perfecting in the new design.”

USB 4.0 CFexpress Type B single-slot card reader key features:

  • Single-slot memory card reader for CFexpress 4.0 Type B cards
  • Backward compatible with CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards
  • Transfer rates of up to 40Gb/s (5GB/s)
  • USB 4.0 interface
  • Patented magnetic base and included adhesive metal plate
  • Heat sink for extra cooling capability
  • Refresh Pro enabled (*)
  • USB 4.0 certified cable included
  • MSRP $99.99

Like all the firm’s readers, each PG05.6 reader contains a unique serial number to ensure after sales support and quality control of the components used inside. Using this serial number, a customer can register their product to receive product updates. This reader is also shaded a dark grey with blue accents on the rear connector to clearly differentiate it from the prior-gen of USB 3.2 based readers.

Customers may purchase the company’s products on the firm’s webstore, B&H Photo and Video, or Adorama websites along with many other retailers around the globe. Customers in select regions may purchase on Amazon with Prime shipping.

(*) Refresh Pro functionality requires ProGrade Digital Refresh Pro software application and a firm’s card and reader. This is a way to monitor card health and restore the card back to factory-fresh conditions.

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