ATOMOS COMPATIBILITY WITH HDD & SSD

Spinning drives (HDD) will generally stand light/medium occasional bumps without any problems, all Atomos recorders have an anti-shock buffer. However, spinning drives are not recommended for use in high vibration or moving environments.

Please follow our best practice guide for drives:

• Use a new drive, or one that has very little usage
• Always format your drive in the Atomos product
• Do not use old drives
• Do not use drives that have been dropped

On all drives, when handling, keep fingers away from the SATA connector at all times, as static electricity can damage the electronics inside.

Manufacturer HDD/SSD/CFAST Model Capacity Speed
Angelbird SSD AVpro 240GB N/A
Angelbird SSD AVraw 160GB N/A
Angelbird SSD AVraw 320GB N/A
HGST (formerly Hitachi) HDD Travelstar Z5K500 (HTS545050A7E380) 500GB 5400 RPM
HGST (formerly Hitachi) HDD Travelstar Z7K500 (HTS725050A7E630) 500GB 7200 RPM
HGST (formerly Hitachi) HDD Travelstar 7K1000 (HTS721010A9E630) 1TB 7200 RPM
Sandisk SSD Extreme (SDSSDX-240G) 240GB N/A
Sandisk SSD Extreme (SDSSDX-480G) 480GB N/A
Sandisk SSD Extreme II (SDSSDXP-240G) 240GB N/A
Sandisk SSD Extreme II (SDSSDXP-480G) 480GB N/A
Sandisk SSD Extreme Pro (SDSSDXP-S480G) 480GB N/A
Digistor SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD480S) 480GB N/A
Digistor SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD240S) 240GB N/A
Atomos CFAST ATOMCFT064 64GB N/A
Atomos CFAST ATOMCFT128 128GB N/A
Sandisk CFAST Extreme Pro (SDCFSP-060G) 60GB N/A
Sandisk CFAST Extreme Pro (SDCFSP-120G) 120GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
HGST HDD Travelstar Z7320 160-320GB 7200 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar 7K750 500-750GB 7200 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar 7K500 120-500GB 7200 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar Z5K500 250-500GB 5400 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar Z5K500 160-320GB 5400 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar 5K750 500-750GB 5400 RPM
HGST HDD Travelstar 5K500.B 120-500GB 5400 RPM

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Intel SSD 710 Series 100-300GB N/A
Intel SSD 510 Series 120-250GB N/A
Intel SSD 320 Series 40-600GB N/A
Intel SSD 311 Series 20GB N/A
Intel SSD 310 Series 40-80GB N/A
Intel SSD X25-E 32-64GB N/A
Intel SSD X25-M 80-180GB N/A
Intel SSD X25-V 40GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Kingston SSD Hyper-X 120-480GB N/A
Kingston SSD V+ 60-240GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
OWC SSD Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 60, 120, 240, 480GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
PNY SSD Pro BLK 240GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
SanDisk SSD Extreme 120-480GB N/A
SanDisk SSD Ultra Plus 128-256GB N/A
Sandisk SSD Extreme Pro (SDSSDXPS-960G) 960GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Samsung HDD Spinpoint MP4 250-640GB 7200 RPM
Samsung HDD Spinpoint MT2 750GB 5400 RPM
Samsung HDD Spinpoint M8 160-750GB 5400 RPM
Samsung HDD Spinpoint M7 250-640GB 5400 RPM
Samsung SSD 830 Series (MZ-7PC) 128-512GB N/A
Samsung SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-7TE120BW) 120GB N/A
Samsung SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-7TE250BW) 250GB N/A
Samsung SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-7TE500BW) 500GB N/A
Samsung SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-7TE750BW) 750GB N/A
Samsung SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-7TE1T0BW) 1TB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Seagate HDD Momentus 500-750GB 7200 RPM
Seagate HYBRID Momentus XT 500-750GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
TakeMS SSD UTX-2200 120-480GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Transcend SSD 320 Series 128-256GB N/A
Transcend SSD SSD370 1TB N/A
Transcend SSD SSD370 512GB N/A
Transcend CFast CFX600 256GB N/A

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Capacity Speed
Toshiba HDD MKxx61GSYB 80-500GB 5400 RPM
Toshiba HDD MKxx61GSYN 160-640GB 7200 RPM
Toshiba HDD MKxx54GSY 80-320GB 7200 RPM
Toshiba HDD MKxx56GSY 160-500GB 7200 RPM
Toshiba HDD MQ01ABD 250-750GB 5400 RPM
Toshiba HDD MKxx59GSM 750GB 5400 RPM
Toshiba HDD MKxx59GSXP 160-640GB 5400 RPM

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Manufacturer HDD/SSD Model Notes
All   G-Shock protected drives G-Shock protection disables the drive for long periods.
Crucial SSD M4 After many formats reliability drops, this drive is not always dected in the Atomos Recorder.
Intel SSD 520 Series Most users have been fine, however there have been reports of unreliability and data loss. This drive is not recommended.
Intel SSD 330 Series Most users have been fine, however there have been reports of unreliability and data loss. This drive is not recommended.
Kingston HDD   The drives do not read/write fast enough, dropped frames or artifacts can occur.
OCZ SSD Vertex 3 / Vertex 3 Max Some users have been fine, however there have been some reports of unreliability via the Fireware connection and experience data loss. This drive is not recommended.
OCZ SSD Agility 3 Some users have been fine, however there have been some reports of unreliability via the Fireware connection and experience data loss. This drive is not recommended.
OCZ SSD Octance 3 Some users have been fine, however there have been some reports of unreliability via the Fireware connection and experience data loss. This drive is not recommended.
Western Digital HDD Scorpio Blue The drives do not read/write fast enough, dropped frames or artifacts can occur.
Western Digital HDD Scorpio Black (WD5000BPKT) Internal testing has determined that this drive is unreliable. This drive is not recommended.

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NOTE: These results are from internal testing at Atomos. They are offered without guarantee.

Recording times are based on internal testing.

Updated May 2014

Please note: more testing is being done with SSDs and HDDs, and any updates will be posted here on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions for any particular HDD or SSD, please let us know via support@atomos.com and we will do our best to test them.