Sony intros "TOUGH" new CEA-M-series CFexpress Type-A memory cards
Sony implies that its latest CFexpress type-A cards are robust enough to withstand a bend test, and maybe even a grit test (or an impromptu bath) or as well. This is due to their new (and also heat-resistant) "original alloy"-based build that brings them much closer to their "acclaimed" top-end CEA-G-series counterparts in these terms.
The new CEA-series cards also conform to the Video Performance Guarantee 200 (or VPG200) standard, rated to ensure "stable" 200 MB/s recordings without a dropped frame, even in XAVC S-I 4K. They are also compatible with Sony's Memory Card File Rescue and Media Scan Utility software, for the recovery of deleted files and flash memory health-tracking respectively.
Accordingly, they are now touted as the ideal new pro-grade camera memory for "stress-free, reliable operation" in any on-location setting, regardless of how extreme; particularly as they are of the type-A form-factor of about 50% the size of the 'original' type-B CFexpress card. Furthermore, they are touted as "even shorter and narrower" than SD cards.
Finally, as their names suggest, the CEA-M960T and CEA-M1920T are 960GB and 1,920GB in capacity respectively: some of the biggest known to type-A cards at the time of writing. Then again, that makes for less than affordable estimated starting prices: US$760 to US$1,400, slated to come into effect later in June 2023.