Atomos and Nextorage have announced the Nextorage AtomX SSDmini, which is specifically designed to work with Atomos recorders and is said to be particularly powerful and reliable.
Atomos had also immediately introduced the new SSDmini form factor in 2018 along with the compact 5" 4K60p recorder/monitor Ninja V, as commercially available SSDs protrude significantly in the Ninja V&s small enclosure. The nearly square, 20% shorter SSDminis are the same size as regular 2.5-inch SSDs with their removable docking handle - but without the handle, they fit neatly into the compact media bay of the Ninja V and Ninja V+, as well as the Neon series. With the optional handle, they can also be adapted for use with the Sumo 19, Ninja Cast, and Shogun Studio 2.
§PIC2§:Nextorage AtomX SSDmini with Ninja V+ and Canon EOS R5
The Nextorage AtomX SSDmini&s case is made of die-cast aluminum, making it highly resistant to shock - it also withstands extreme temperatures and is designed to continuously dissipate heat during operation. The connector has been reinforced to be extra durable. The Nextorage AtomX SSDmini supports SMART data, so the drive&s health can be monitored with AtomOS in the future.
The Nextorage AtomX SSDmini&s firmware has been tuned to support the sustained transfer rates required by modern formats (550 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write). This level of performance means the drives are certified for all formats currently supported by Atomos recorders, including Apple ProRes RAW HQ 8K at 30fps and 4K at 120fps.
Nextorage AtomX SSDmini
The Nextorage AtomX SSDmini drives are available in two storage sizes, 500GB and 1TB, and are scheduled to hit the market at the end of November at a price of and , respectively. Thus, there is now theoretically a third provider for AtomX SSDmini drives besides Sony and Angelbird - in addition to the possibility to use CFast cards for recording via special AtomX CFast adapter. However, Sony has stopped its offer in the meantime.