M.2 NVMe SSD Support Comes to DSLR Cameras
Ever wanted to use the best SSD in your DSLR camera or camcorder? Icy Dock is a converter for DSLR cameras and camcorders to take advantage of M.2 NVMe SSD performance via CFExpress slot I have introduced CP130 which is a suitable adapter that works.
The CP130 measures 55 x 130 x 20mm and doesn’t get in the way of your photography. Icy Dock builds his CP130 in durable plastic to keep the weight around 300g. Unfortunately, it’s only available in black, but it easily blends in with the latest DSLR cameras on the market.The CP130 features a standard built-in 1/4 inch quick release camera screw, so you can plug the adapter into your DSLR Can be attached to cameras, camcorders, tripods, or other mounting brackets. Adapters come with 1/4″ to 3/8″ reducer bushings for more mounting options.
Icy Dock chose a tool-less design with the CP130 so you don’t have to carry a screwdriver. Instead, a simple locking mechanism holds the removable M.2 SSD tray in place. As a result, you can easily swap between SSDs. The tray has an aluminum heatsink with a thermal pad to help with heat dissipation. Additionally, the adapter has a handy activity LED indicator so you can tell if the attached M.2 SSD is working or idling.
Icy Dock has built a small ecosystem with its products. As a result, CP130’s drive tray is compatible with Icy Dock’s EZ-Adapter MB104U-1SMB. So you can quickly plug your M.2 SSD into the adapter and get all the photos and videos you’ve taken.
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The CP130 is compatible with 2230, 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors M.2 drives. Connects to DLSR or camcorder via CFexpress Type B slot. The interface offers PCIe 3.0 x2 connectivity and limits transfer speeds to 16 Gbps. Unfortunately, the full performance of PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs cannot be exploited. Fast microSD cards and his CFexpress cards are already out there. With PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 SSDs on the market, the price of PCIe 3.0 SSDs has improved significantly. In most cases, PCIe 3.0 drivers are cheaper than his CFexpress cards, and the former gives you access to higher capacities at a lower price.
According to Icy Dock, the CP130 is compatible with Canon EOS R3, R5, 1DX, C300 Mark III, and C500 Mark II. Also compatible with Nikon Z9, Z7II, D500, D850, Fujifilm X-H2S and Panasonic Lumix GH6. Nevertheless, the CP130 should work with any DSLR/MILC camera and camcorder as long as it has a CFexpress Type B slot.
Icy Dock has not disclosed the availability or price of the CP130.However, competing products $210 (opens in new tab) On Amazon, the CP310 could sell for around $200.