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Interesting future of XQD card
« on: March 06, 2018, 01:19:43 »
According to this article, ProGrade Digital who bought Lexar is not going to produce XQD cards, which results in the situation where Sony will become the one-and-only supplier of XQD cards:

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1976696459/confirmed-prograde-digital-will-not-make-xqd-cards-is-betting-on-cfexpress-instead

Things don't appear to be pessimistic.  The next generation CFexpress card can be backward-compatible with the existing XQD slots though the firmware update on the XQD-dedicated cameras, which would put an end to the futile memory card format leadership competition.
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Re: Interesting future of XQD card
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 05:56:46 »

So the CFast form factor might be the looser in the long run.
... "As new standards gain in popularity, I believe that we will see some current form-factors slowly begin to phase out. " ...
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Re: Interesting future of XQD card
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 07:21:45 »
So the CFast form factor might be the looser in the long run.
... "As new standards gain in popularity, I believe that we will see some current form-factors slowly begin to phase out. " ...

I'm not sure because I don't know much about the popularity of DFast cards.  Canon is the only supporter of CFast that I know of.  The cards are produced by Sandisk, Lexar, Transcend, etc.
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Re: Interesting future of XQD card
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 21:07:40 »
According to this article, ProGrade Digital who bought Lexar is not going to produce XQD cards, which results in the situation where Sony will become the one-and-only supplier of XQD cards:

No. Longsys bought Lexar from Micron and is currently producing XQD cards.

ProGrade Digital is a new company and is different from Micron and Longsys.

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Re: Interesting future of XQD card
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 01:44:07 »
Ilkka, thank you for the correction.  It is not good to read the news after the pernoctation.   :-[
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