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Atech Flash Technology Releases A New CFast 2.0 Reader | The Blackjet VX-1C

By Wendell Weithers on March 7th 2018

Camera bodies, lenses, and accessories are the gear the consistently grab headlines. However, their prominence in our minds often pushes back other aspects of our workflow that are equally important. Higher quality stills and video demand new storage devices that can read, write, and transfer that data at a pace that can keep up with, or better yet, improve our workflow. Atech Flash Technology is hoping to provide you with the means to do just that with their Blackjet VX-1C CFast 2.0 USB 3.1 Type-C Card. Let’s check it out.

Atech Flash Technology (AFT) manufacturers of industrial and professional media card readers and storage solutions will be launching their new premium line of products under the Blackjet brand.  Their latest CFast 2.0 media reader named the Blackjet™ VX-1C.

Blackjet VX-1C utilizes the larger bandwidth 1,000 MB/s of USB 3.1 Gen 2, which allows you to ingest, edit and archive your creative content from your media cards at their maximum speeds.  Blackjet VX-1C utilizes the USB-C interface which allows it to be compatible with existing Mac® and Windows® Thunderbolt™ 3 computers.

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Product Highlights

  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 provides speeds up to 10Gbps
  • Reversible USB Type-C connector makes connections much easier and quicker.
  • Supports CFast 2.0 cards
  • Ingest footage with speeds up to 525 MB/s*
  • Rugged metal enclosure to ensure durability and longevity
  • Vent holes to increase heat dissipation
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3

OS System Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
    Windows 10
  • Supported Media Cards:
  • CFast 2.0

What’s in the Box?

  • Blackjet VX-1C
  • USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • User’s Guide

CFast 2.0 is a format that meets a higher standard for speed and reliability in creative work. And even though the needs of most photography and video work can be met by the radically and rapidly improving SD card market, there will always be a trade-off that certain jobs cannot afford to make. And if you’re in that position, this is another expense you’ll need to take into account.

The Blackjet VX-1C retails for $99.99 and you can order your unit here.

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Wendell is based in Atlanta where he shoots events, portraits, and food photography. He also supports his wife Andrea as she runs their cake design business, Sweet Details.

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