OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader

Behold! The era of USB4 has arrived with OWC Ultra-fast Compact USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card Reader. OWC has unveiled the Atlas USB4 CFexpress Type B memory card reader at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan, offering a transformative experience with transfer speeds over 4x faster than conventional USB 3.2 readers.

OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader

Compatible with CFexpress 4.0 and 2.0 Type B cards, it achieves real-world speeds of over 3300 MB/s, significantly reducing transfer times for large files. Designed for professionals, it features a compact, travel-friendly design with a sturdy aluminum enclosure and a new heat sink to prevent thermal throttling.

The reader supports USB4, USB 3, Thunderbolt 4 and 3, and works with Mac, Windows, Linux, iPads, iPhones, and Chromebooks. It integrates with OWC’s Innergize software for card health checks and performance optimization.

OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader

This little big guy is not just fast, by the way. It is aesthetically pleasing too. Save for the black cover, this gadget looks pretty much like a shrunken-down Mac mini.

Available for pre-order at US$99.99, shipping in early March. Meanwhile, you can learn more about this “The Flash” of the memory card world HERE.

Oh, in case you are curious about how much faster is the OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader, here are the transfer time examples:

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Types of FilesOWC Atlas USB4CFexpress
Type B Reader
OWC AtlasFXR
CFexpress Reader
USB 3.2 (10Gb/s)
Reader
15,000 RAW 45 Megapixel images and
15,000JPEG images with Canon R5C
(approx. 1.02TB)
6min 19sec11min 45 sec25min 11sec
68 mins of 6KBlackmagicBRAW video
in Q0 compression at 30fps from
BMPCC 6K Pro (approx. 1.02TB)
5min 38sec10min 46sec24min 23sec
23 minutes of 8K N-RAW HQ video a
t 60fps with Nikon Z9 (approx. 1.02TB)
5min 51sec11min 02sec24min 10sec
OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader
OWC Atlas USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Memory Card Reader

Images: OWC.