Pro Dock 4, the modular card reader
Western Digital launched a brand new product model: SanDisk Professional. Okay, for some this may simply be including Professional to a model that’s already extremely popular and recognized to all, however it is usually the best way to present it a way more particular strategy and who is aware of if it finally ends up as an alternative choice to the remainder of the options for professionals that they provide beneath the hallmark of G-Technology.
However, let’s deal with what actually issues: the brand new modular card reader. The newly and first product introduced beneath this model is the Pro Dock 4, a tool fairly fascinating for its modular capability, though it’s nothing new since different manufacturers corresponding to Lexar have already launched one thing related. Not the identical, as a result of this degree of know-how and carried out requirements is extra superior.
Well, the brand new Pro Dock 4 is a dock that may be put in as much as 4 modules for studying totally different reminiscence playing cards The sort utilized by most present photograph and video cameras. So, as you possibly can think about, it is a product very oriented to creatives with nice wants. And we are saying the massive factor as a result of multi-card readers exist already, however this isn’t solely that, it additionally permits studying on the similar time and with out dropping efficiency.
That is, it is possible for you to to switch the content material of what you might have captured along with your digital camera to your pc a lot sooner because of using the Thunderbolt Three know-how, which additionally gives all this with using a single cable that, along with its energy provide of 260W, it would even cost your moveable gadget related to the Dock.
Of course there’s nonetheless extra. The modular design permits every person to construct their very own Dock to satisfy their particular wants. For instance, do you want a number of readers of the identical kind of reminiscence card? Well, you possibly can have them. And if sooner or later you cease utilizing them and bounce to a different not too long ago introduced or present ones, you then merely change that module and proceed utilizing the remainder.
Also the nice factor is that every of the modules can be utilized individually, with out being contained in the Dock. So you possibly can take it to shootings or journeys to add the information. As you possibly can see, there are lots of prospects provided by a product with these traits.
Of course, the one destructive would be the worth and never as a result of it’s not value it, however as a result of by its very nature and applied sciences it won’t be economical. In addition, there are answers corresponding to Lexar’s which is relatively considerably inferior and is already round 200 euros only for the bottom and about 50 euros every module / reader.
SanDisk Professional Pro Dock 4, Features
Now that this modular base to create your dream card reader, let’s have a look at all its traits in a schematic and clearer approach:
- Pro Dock 4, modular base with 4 unbiased card reader module slots
- Readers can be found for: CFexpress, Coast, Red Mini Max and Multi reader module (micro SD, SD and CF)
- Transfer of every module will be finished concurrently because of Thunderbolt 3
- Each module can be utilized independently through a 10 Gbps USB C connection
- The Dock gives two USB C plus two USB A to attach and cost different gadgets (from exterior arduous drives to cameras, and so on.)
- The worth of every of those modules ranges between 80 and 200 euros relying on the kind of card accepted (the costliest is the Red Mini Max)
An answer for demanding customers that won’t be economical, however it’s positive value it for many who are busy all day transferring giant quantities of information. Because it not solely saves time, it additionally gives safety and that’s essential in relation to dealing with essential recordsdata.