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An adapter for connecting an SSD to a camera has been created: it looks uncomfortable

Fast enough memory cards already exist for modern cameras, but, of course, using a solid state drive for storage in certain scenarios would be more convenient and efficient. Accordingly, the developers from Icy Dock have officially introduced the CP130 adapter, which allows you to connect an M.2 NVMe SSD to a camera or camcorder using the CFExpress slot. So with such an adapter and a 1 or 2 TB drive with a modern data transfer interface, you can get an extremely interesting configuration for work.

Also, the authors of the project made sure that the user does not have to rest on the volume of one drive – the CP130 adapter comes with a special quick-release mount, so that the user, if necessary, can very quickly replace one drive with another. Moreover, the engineers made sure that the SSD does not overheat during active work – for this, the adapter design includes a special aluminum heatsink and a thermal pad. However, it is immediately worth noting that the novelty has a number of limitations that you should pay attention to.

For example, the novelty uses the PCIe 3.0 x2 interface to connect the drive to the camera, so using modern PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 drives simply won’t work. It is also worth considering that the adapter comes with a flexible tire, so the drive will have to be somehow fixed on the camera itself in order to shoot conveniently – otherwise it will just get in the way. And, unfortunately, support for about a dozen cameras and camcorders is declared, so no one can guarantee that any model with an output under CFexpress will be able to recognize this device.

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