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Panasonic AU-XPD3 P2 Card Drive

Code: GEC/AU-XPD3EJ
Industry’s fastest offload device is designed for optimal performance with Panasonic’s expressP2 B series cards. The AU-XPD3 is equipped with a Thunderbolt3 interface, which is twice as fast as Thunderbolt2 and eight times faster than USB 3.0.

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AU-XPD3 - Offload files at blazing speeds

The AU-XPD3 Memory Card Drive uses the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface to achieve high speed data transfer using expressP2 card B series for VariCam cameras. The AU-XPD3 takes full advantage of the high data transfer performance (maximum 10 Gbps), enables offloading of 512 GB content (AVC-Intra 4K422/24p recording of about three hours) in approximately seven minutes. When two AU-XPD3 units are daisy-chained, data can be transferred at an increased speed of 17.6 Gbps.

Key Features

  • Thunderbolt3 Interface
  • 10 Gbps Transfer Speed
  • Offload 512 GB card in 7 minutes
  • Industries fastest offload device
  • Daisychain to offload 2 x 512 GB cards in 8 minutes

ExpressP2 drive with High-Speed Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface Speeds up Video Production Workflow of 4K/high-frame-rate

The AU-XPD3 Memory Card Drive "expressP2 drive" uses the Thunderbolt™ 3 interface to achieve high speed data transfer. The expressP2 card B series are developed as recording media for the Panasonic VariCam series camera, due to record 4K/highframe-rate video. The AU-XPD3 takes full advantage of the high data transfer performance (maximum 10 Gbps) of this media, thus achieving about four times1 faster transfer speed than its predecessor, the AU-XPD1/USB 3.0. When two AU-XPD3 units are daisy-chained, data can be transferred at an increased speed of 17.6 Gbps.

The card slot accommodates an expressP2 card, P2 card or microP2 card (adaptor required). The AU-XPD3 contributes to speedier 4K/high-frame-rate video production workflows using VariCam.

High-speed Thunderbolt™ 3 Interface

The high-speed Thunderbolt™ 3 interface incorporated in the AU-XPD3 is capable of transferring data at a maximum speed of 40 Gbps, which is eight times faster than the transfer speed of USB 3.0, and also supports daisy-chain connection of up to six devices.

As a next-generation standard interface, it is used with many Windows PCs and Mac computers, and its application is expanding widely into various products, such as hard-disk drives and other storage devices as well as Thunderbolt™ 2 conversion adaptors.

Transfer Speed of 10 Gbps Reduces Transfer Time to 1/4

The Thunderbolt™ 3 interface maximizes the high data transfer performance of the expressP2 card B series. The maximum transfer speed of 10 Gbps (measured value) enables offloading of 512 GB content (AVC-Intra 4K422/24p recording of about three hours) in approximately seven minutes.

Increasing Transfer Speed with a Daisy-chain Connection

The AU-XPD3 supports daisy-chain connection. When two expressP2 drive units are used to simultaneously access two expressP2 cards, the transfer speed increases to 17.6 Gbps maximum (measured value). This enables offloading of 1 TB content (about six hours) in approximately eight minutes

Supports expressP2, P2 and microP2 Cards

The card slot (one slot) accommodates an expressP2 card, P2 card or microP2 card (adaptor required). Thus, the AU-XPD3 can be used not only with the VariCam series but also with the P2HD series.

Power DC 16 V 3.1 A
AC Adapter Input: AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1.5 A - 0.8 A
Output: DC 16 V, 3.75 A
Weight Approx. 1.2 kg (2.65 lb)
Operating temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating humidity 10 % to 85 % (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 126 mm x 62 mm × 216.5 mm (excluding protrusion)
(4-31/32 inches x 2-7/16 inches x 8-17/32 inches)
Connector Configuration USB Type-C connector x 2
Card slot PC card slot x 1 (CardBus/PCI Express Base Specification)