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Old August 25th, 2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Do all of the Atomos Recorders Share the Same Drive Caddys?

Hi all:

I have owned and used a Ninja Blade for almost three years now, it is one of the easiest to use, most reliable and innovative pieces of gear I have ever owned, I am very happy with it. Moving into the 4k world now though, I will be renting and probably eventually buy a Ninja Inferno for my Canon C200 since it looks as if the upcoming XF-AVC firmware update will offer no image, bit-rate or data rate improvements over the existing .MP4s.

Assuming I am using approved drives (Samsung EVO 850s) in my Blade, can the same drive caddys be used in the Ninja Inferno? Do you have to reformat the drive from the Blade to use with the Ninja Inferno, then reformat again when you go back to using it with the Blade?
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Old August 25th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: Do all of the Atomos Recorders Share the Same Drive Caddys?

I'm not 100% on this, but my older Ninja Blade caddy design doesn't fit into the Shogun. If you switched to the newer Caddy II design, they would work in both.
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Old August 26th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Do all of the Atomos Recorders Share the Same Drive Caddys?

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I'm not 100% on this, but my older Ninja Blade caddy design doesn't fit into the Shogun. If you switched to the newer Caddy II design, they would work in both.
Good to know Nate, thanks for your post. I was hoping they were interchangeable but that is too much to ask in 2017, it seems like manufacturers just change stuff for the sake of changing stuff. So I'll have to have two sets of caddys.
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Old August 30th, 2017, 04:33 AM   #4
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Re: Do all of the Atomos Recorders Share the Same Drive Caddys?

Well, if you're renting, chances are the Inferno will come with at least one caddy - and if they're a friendly rental place, they might give you a few more if you ask. Where I am, if you rent a camera it comes with the media to record onto as well, so I assume a monitor/recorder would have the same in the pack.

Then if/when you buy your own, as far as I know they come with a caddy in the box, so just mark which caddy is for which monitor and you're good to go.
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