Sony today announced the new XQD S Series memory card which offers the read/write transfer speeds of 168MB/s (actual speed), outpaces the maximum interface speed limit of Compact Flash cards (167 MB/s).
A high-speed driver for the MRW-E80 XQD card reader is available now for free download at http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/mrw-e80
Also available, free driver software allows XQD memory cards to be used with the latest Thunderbolt-enabled computers through a compatible card reader.
From August, XQD S Series users can also download free new version of File Rescue, Ver 3.2, software by Sony, allowing recovery of accidentally-deleted photos and videos. It’s the world’s first file recovery utility that now supports latest AVCHD and 3D formats as well as RAW and MOV files. File Rescue software is also available for XQD H Series users.
The new XQD S Series memory card is available with 64GB capacity from July 2012. A 32GB card will also be available later in 2012 (September/October).