SOT: New SSDs suitable for field use.

farss wrote on 8/16/2013, 7:17 PM
You can read about the new Angelbird SSDs here.

Performance looks very good and they do seems much better designed to handle the rough and tumble of shooting on location and preserving what's recorded on them.

Given that they're machined from solid metal and hand assembled in Austria I had expected an outlandish price and to have difficulty buying them but I was wrong on both counts. $450 for 240GB including shipping to my door isn't outlandish. 240GB of SxS cards costs over $3,500 so these SSDs are a bargain. They can be easily purchased directly from the manufacturer and most importantly, in a variety of colours :)



ushere wrote on 8/16/2013, 8:41 PM
now, the question is, will they work in the bm cinema camera?

that asked, i'm looking at the pocket, and wondering which cards are suitable for it....
Serena wrote on 8/16/2013, 9:32 PM
Sandisk SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards.

Pity BMD have adjusted their Australian prices on the assumption that our dollar is US$0.80 . Fortunately I ordered mine a few months ago (still waiting).
Serena wrote on 8/16/2013, 10:00 PM
If you're thinking of the BMD 4K camera, the BMD test in the report doesn't show that (only goes to 2K). But for 2K it will handle 10 bit files but not the raw 12bit. On the other hand, their test results were done via a USB 3.0 connection. The BMD site isn't responding on their 'products' tags, so I can't explore that for better answers.