V-RAPTOR - 2TB High Capacity and 660GB High Endurance CFExpress FAQ

Why are the 2TB and 660GB cards the same price?

The 2TB and 660GB cards use the same hardware, but software/firmware in the card configures the media differently to prioritize different feature sets. The 2TB prioritizes capacity while still providing excellent durability under normal use, and the 660GB is an overprovisioned configuration of the same media to prioritize extended write cycles and improved thermal performance for constant writing and re-writing of data. Since the underlying hardware is identical, the price is identical.

Why did you release the 660GB card first?

Through rigorous collaborative work between RED and Angelbird, the teams enabled reliable and robust support for the media in the high capacity 2TB configuration. Before this recent innovation, only overprovisioned versions of the media were able to meet the high-performance needs of the V-RAPTOR camera system.

How do you define high endurance?

The mode that the 660GB card operates in enables increased thermal performance and total write cycles beyond standard media.

If the 660GB is high endurance, what is the endurance of the 2TB?

The 2TB High Capacity media still exceeds RED’s high standards for performance and longevity – in line with the proven RED MINI-MAG technology.

What are some use cases where the 660GB High Endurance media would be better suited?

The 660GB’s key strengths are its abilities to maintain cooler thermal performance and its extended lifecycle. These attributes make the 660GB well suited to using the camera in extreme temperature environments, or applications where the single card will experience constant writing and re-writing.

What are some use cases where the 2TB High Capacity media would be better suited?

Providing life expectancy on-par with existing RED MINI-MAG, the 2TB High Capacity CFexpress media will offer the best balance of capacity and performance for most users.

Can I convert my 660GB card into a 2TB?

Unfortunately no, the configuration is set at manufacturing and cannot be changed after the media has been written to.

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