It's not often a memory card reader turns heads, but the Atech Blackjet UX-1 Cinema Dock might just be that card reader. Using a 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 connection, the UX-1 can transfer data from SSD, XQDm CFast, CF, SD and MicroSD cards at blistering speeds from one of its seven media slots.

The reader is compatible with Mac and PC systems, and if 7 media slots isn't enough, it features dual Thunderbolt ports to allow up to four more UX-1 readers to be daisy-chained to the same computer.

The speed of the reader allows users to download files from all seven media slots at the same time, and heavyweight content can be worked on directly from the cards. Users can load drives into both 2.5-inch SSD slots and choose RAID-0, RAID-1 or JBOD configurations, and the reader can be mounted in a standard 1U rack system.

The Atech Blackjet UX-1 costs $500 and will ship this quarter. For more information visit the Atech website.

Press Release


Atech Flash Technology (AFT) manufacturers of industrial and professional media card readers and storage solutions will be launching their new premium line of products under the Blackjet brand. Their latest media reader named the Blackjet UX-1 Cinema Dock features dual SSD docking solution plus five multimedia card slots supporting media cards XQD 2.0, CFast 2.0, CompactFlash, SD, and microSD.

The Blackjet UX-1 is designed to be used in any standard industry rack mount system.Blackjet UX-1 utilizes the large bandwidth 2,750 MB/s of Thunderbolt™ 3, which allows you to ingest, edit and archive your creative content simultaneously from all six media formats at their maximum speeds.

Blackjet UX-1 is compatible with existing Mac® and Windows® Thunderbolt 3 computers, but it is also compatible with Mac® Thunderbolt 2 computers when used with the Apple® Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.

Pricing and Availability

The Blackjet UX-1 will have a suggested MSRP of $499 USD and will be shipping in Q1 2018.

Key Features

  • Media Reader for popular media formats SSD, CFast 2.0, XQD 2.0, CF, SDXC and microSD
  • Dual SSD can be RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD (Software RAID)
  • Dual Thunderbolt™ 3 Connections with speeds of up to 40Gb/s
  • 2nd Thunderbolt 3 port supports Daisy Chaining of five additional Thunderbolt devices, a 5K display, or one USB device
  • Rack mountable for 1U specifications