Sony has introduced three models of special SSDs for Atomos recorders. The three models with the memory sizes 500 GB, 1 TB and 2TB are about 20% shorter than conventional 2.5" SSDs and therefore fit exactly into the slot of Atomos monitor/recorder combos such as the Ninja V or the Sumo 19.
Sony's ATOM X SSDmini with SATA3 interface is certified for use with all codecs used by Atomos for recording, i.e. they record video without omitted frames and deliver a reading speed of up to 550 MB/s and a writing speed of up to 500 MB/s. The ATOM X SSDmini is also certified for use with the Atomos SATA3 interface. Since the ATOM X SSDmini are inserted and removed more often than normal drives, they have a particularly stable plug-in connection, which has survived over 3,000 couplings in tests.
Sony ATOM X SSDmini
Atomos uses SSDs as recording media because they are fast enough to record 4K60p ProRes RAW and relatively inexpensive. However, since commercially available SSDs clearly survive the compact case dimensions of the Ninja V, for example, Atomos had defined the new SSDmini form factor for almost square SSDs. With a removable docking handle, this is just as large as a normal 2.5-inch SSD. But if you remove the handle, the SSD of the new Ninja V doesn't protrude anymore, but fits exactly.
Sony's new ATOM X SSDmini cost around 200 dollars (500 GB model), 380 dollars (1 TB) and 760 dollars (1 TB) respectively. The Austrian manufacturer Angelbird offers already SSDminis in the sizes 500 GB and 1 TB at the price of approximately 215 euro and/or 444 euro.
Here our practical test of the Atomos Ninja V in combination with the Panasonic GH5S.
Atomos Ninja V