Panasonic has introduced the new AJ-PCD35 P2 Drive.
It’s a five slot P2 Drive with external PC / MAC or internal PC operation. It connects via the “PCI-e” card slot of a tower computer. The major benefit of the AJ-PCD35 is it supports a peak transfer speed of up to 1.2 Gbits/sec with multiple 64GB P2 Series “A” cards, or, a peak of 800 Mbits/sec off of a single A-series 64GB card. This equates to a 64GB “A” Series P2 Card being transferred in approximately 10 minutes. This is a super fast transfer, which can significantly improve the speed of your P2 workflow. I tested this device on my Mac with an Express Card interface and was able to download four 16GB cards at amazing rates.
NOTE: There is no current adapter from Panasonic to utilize the PCD35 on a laptop. However, there are 3rd party adapters available for connection to laptops, including Magma. For more information, please visit
Also the Matrox MXO2 ships with the same interface, so if you have that you are in good shape.