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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon May 28, 2018 1:53 am

The latest list of approved SSD's is in our URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast manuals in the Camera 5.1 update. The Samsung 860 EVO 2TB, 4TB and 860 EVO PRO 2TB & 4TB have been added. These SSD's tested well.

Worth noting that on both of the EVO PRO's we would not recommend lower bitrate recording such as 1080p60 ProRes HQ for long duration recordings of over 20 hours. This is also listed in the 5.1 URSA Mini and URSA Broadcast manuals.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon May 28, 2018 2:37 am

Hello All! I'm in a serious jam. I've shot some footage using my Blackmagic Production 4k camera. I shot the footage onto 2 Samsung 850 EVO card 500GB. I've used them plenty in the past but now both ssd's are not showing up on my Mac at all when mounted. I used a friends Window PC to see if it is a formatting issue and it's giving me an error saying it "cannot start". I can watch all of the footage in camera. I hope someone can help me since I am on a tight timeline for a client. THANK YOU!
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSat Jun 02, 2018 11:21 pm

If the Samsung EVO and PRO from the 860 series are tested good, surely the 1tb version meets all requirements as well? I can’t find anything lower in the specs compared to the 2 and 4tb versions. Any thoughts why it might not work?
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Ron Exalto wrote:If the Samsung EVO and PRO from the 860 series are tested good, surely the 1tb version meets all requirements as well? I can’t find anything lower in the specs compared to the 2 and 4tb versions. Any thoughts why it might not work?


Quite curious about this as well. As I personally find 1tb to be the perfect storage size to get.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSun Jul 22, 2018 11:08 pm

I tested two samsung evo 860 512Gb
The both hade frame drops. The maximum it can record is Prores 422 at 1:40:1
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Aug 20, 2018 1:14 pm

Has anyone tried this setup yet? It requires no external power and most of all you can get a 1tb mSata ssd for like under $300!

I cant post the url for some reason but here is the name:

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PostTue Aug 21, 2018 1:38 pm

TeryWilson wrote:Has anyone tried this setup yet? It requires no external power and most of all you can get a 1tb mSata ssd for like under $300!

I cant post the url for some reason but here is the name:

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SolidPod CFast 2.0 to mSATA SSD for Canon C200 Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro

You cannot post a link as you have not yet reached 10 posts or so.. (Spam robot prevention)
Take a look at this topic.. Widely discussed the last 2 weeks.. https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77769
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostTue Aug 21, 2018 7:59 pm

Ok great, thanks for clarifying
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Will the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD work with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4k?
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PostFri Sep 14, 2018 2:17 pm

I wanna know too for the Pocket 4K with the sale going on. Think 250 is worth it?
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Chris Chiasson wrote:I wanna know too for the Pocket 4K with the sale going on. Think 250 is worth it?


Pricewise it is the lowest cost storage for raw video.

But will it have any compatibility issues? All the BMD pictures show the Samsung. The SanDisk is a little lighter and has that loop that I think could go around a camera strap.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 pm

8Sinn has of a cage for the Samsung T5, though it isn't yet available for sale on their website.

https://creativityinnovationsuccess.wordpress.com/8sinn_samsung_t5_holder_bmpcc4k_03_1024px_80pc/
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostTue Sep 25, 2018 10:00 pm

I think the 500GB Samsung T5 at $99 is the lowest SSD you can get right now.. could be wrong.. but having a couple of those around assuming BRAW is on the BMPC4K will result in I think a couple hours of 4K 12-bit RAW at 60fps? Probably depends on 12:1.. not sure what Q0 will require in storage yet. That you can use a SATA-3 to USB-C adaptor to plug in any SSD is very nice too.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

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DavidNJ wrote:Will the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD work with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4k?
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Yeah, I'd love to have a list of supported external SSDs on the new Pocket, too. Too bad that SSD sale is already over.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostFri Sep 28, 2018 3:36 am

You can find good prices on lots of SSDs. I still think the Crucial MX-500 series is one of the best deals going. 500GB for $89, 1TB for $169. I cant imagine given it has some of the latest tech in it that it couldnt handle the BM4K output at 4K60 in raw. I find it odd that some SSDs that claim 500MB/s write could not handle the speeds needed for 4K60 raw.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSat Sep 29, 2018 10:43 am

CinemaDNG RAW 4K (4096 x 2160) 60fps will need ~544MB/s datarate according to the BPCC4K charts (30fps x2).

For single SATA6G SSD that will be hard to achieve specially with USB 3.1 gen 2 (10Gbps)->SATA6G controller in the mix, with unnatural queue depth in "test" programs perhaps, but in basic file copy there is 20% penalty in writes (475 -> 375) at least with ASMedia ASM1351 controller with Samsung EVO 860 2TB.

Samsung T5/SanDisk Extreme have ASMedia ASM235CM controller and they seem to have somewhat similar limitation in write speed according to some online reviews.

Then there is the third ASMEdia ASM1352R controller that offers a basic raid options, that should achieve the needed data rate in raid 0 configuration (will report once I get the BPCC4K), but it requires external power (12v 2A).

However I vaguely remember reading months ago in these forums that the BPCC4K has USB 3 gen 1 (5Gbps) USB-C port, that would mean that my single drive enclosure USB -> SATA6G SSD is throttled in that port.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostWed Oct 03, 2018 9:20 pm

In a perfect world, 5Gbps will cope with the 4K60p data rates; but as we know, it’s not a perfect world out there. I can understand the urgency to know the limits of the camera. BMD has said they’ll post the approved media for the BMPCC4K shortly. I imagine they will complete their tests this week.


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Re: List of approved SSDs

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I just wish we had some comformation by now. So far the T5 is the only drive getting rigs made for it, yet we don’t know if it can handle the highest settings.
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List of approved SSDs

PostSat Oct 06, 2018 2:55 pm

Chris, I’ve sent a note to Wise-Advanced to see when their new Wise Portable SSD USB 3.1 Gen 2 drive will be released (due to be released in October). Their drive is optimized for 4K raw up to 60 fps. The maximum capacity is 1TB.

But I don’t know the specific details. For example i don’t know if they mean raw uncompressed or raw 3:1. I would think it’s raw 3:1 as the rated speed is up to 520MB/s. They may have reached those speeds pushing the data from a Gen 2 port as well. But they do specifically advertise its suitability for the BMPCC4K! That’s why I’m waiting and not biting on the amazingly inexpensive sales currently running for the Samsung T5.

I’m also intrigued by what they’ve done to “optimize” for the BMPCC4K. That might have something to do with tuning their on-board data controller to sync with the way BMD communicates with devices to write records. I hope that’s true.

Personally I can wait as I have two Wise CFast 2 3400x cards and a Wise SDXC UHS II Card. And I won’t be shooting 60p for clients this year AFAIK.

Although we don’t know the timeframe for BRAW on the BMPCC4K, that’s a game changer as I expect BRAW 3:1 4K60p (and possibly Q0) will not be an issue. Your grandmother will be able to record 60p BRAW 12:1 and Q5 while she’s knitting your Christmas stockings!
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Ya, just saw the Wise solution. I like this one a tad because it doesn’t require a Cage, and just uses hot shoes.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSun Oct 07, 2018 5:43 am

Thanks for posting the pic of the Wise Portable SSD Mount. Looks pretty secure and minimal weight for the device and the holder. The whole idea is they’re trying to obviate the need for having a cage.

I talked to Wise and the new Portable SSD should be available in North America mid-October so that works for me.

Regarding the performance, as I suspected:
“our claim 4K 60p means 4K 3:1 60p [CinemaDNG] since 4K Lossless 60p is too fast to reach by SATA interface.”


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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Oct 08, 2018 9:37 pm

Sorry, can anyone update this list?
Many thanks.
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PostTue Oct 09, 2018 4:28 am

I cant imagine in 2018 that BM would put a USB 3.1 Gen port on the camera.. knowing full well they want it to handle 4K60 RAW.. but BRAW was in the works for years, so perhaps they already knew it would get BRAW soon and Gen 1 port was cheaper/easier to put in.. and should support I would assume 4K60 Q0 right? I still havent found the data rate info on Q0 and how much a 500GB SSD will hold of it.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostTue Oct 09, 2018 12:30 pm

Ya, I kinda wish they went with usb 3.2. The speed would match Thunderbolt 2. But I guess they didn’t because nothing uses 3.2 yet.
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PostThu Oct 11, 2018 12:36 pm

I had issues today with the Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB. It stopped recording after showing (!) on the record button.
I thought maybe overheating, since i thought this SSD is on the support-list. But there are only the 1TB and the 4TB. Does it really make much of a difference? I am confused.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 5:06 pm

Johannes, apparently “size matters” when it comes to SSDs. I found this is true when the internal storage uses flash memory. When I bought my iMac 2017, I was able to see the performance of others’ iMacs that had 256GB or 512GB as I recall. Each increase in size provided better performance. It would also appear to be true of SSDs if your 500GB drive is not on the BMD list, but larger devices from that manufacturer are.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSat Oct 27, 2018 10:31 am

DavidNJ wrote:Will the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD work with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4k?
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I successfully filled the Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB at 4K DCI 60p 3:1 Raw (approx 55mins) on a fast moving scene, no issues or dropped frames. They don't list this drive on the recommended media for 3:1 Raw though so YMMV.

Lossless 4k60 only manages about 10 seconds, but that's no surprise.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSun Nov 04, 2018 11:20 pm

Been testing in B&H today, as well as at home. Here's what I've found so far for the BMPCC4K:

Samsung T5 500GB works well, but won't do 4K Raw Lossless 60p. 4:1 is as far as I could get, which is annoying. I also had an issue where the camera just turned off when switching from ProRes to Raw, with this drive plugged in. When I restarted it the camera couldn't see the drive at all. I needed to re-format on my laptop to get it working again. This happened twice unfortunately.

Conclusion: I'd buy two of these in case this happens to you on set. Or at least have a beefy SD card as backup.

I also tested a Samsung Pro 970 512GB NVMe SSD drive, in an enclosure. The camera is USB-C 3.1 Gen1, and this enclosure is Gen 2. I'd assume it would work, but the camera won't recognize it at all, no matter which way it's formatted (OS X Journaled, ExFAT, FAT, APFS). I'm going to keep testing this because the 970 is blazingly fast on the BM speed test, using my MacBook Pro 15" 2018. About twice as fast as the T5. I'd hoped that I could take footage out of this enclosure, and into a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, for insanely fast backups.

Conclusion: I'd hold off investing in NVMe SSDs until somebody figures out how to get it working. My enclosure powers up via USB-C just fine, but perhaps that's not enough. It definitely isn't the cable, hopefully isn't the drive entirely, and is probably the fault of the enclosure or BM.

Finally I couldn't get the 1TB G-DRIVE R-Series USB 3.1, Glyph 1TB Atom USB 3.1, nor the Glyph Atom RAID 4TB USB 3.1. I understand the latter, but those first two should surely work. Part of me wonder's if BM is deliberately preventing the camera from showing a drive it doesn't specifically recognize – which I find hard to believe given BM's general philosophy.

What's interesting is that I can get an SD card or the T5 to work through a USB-C hub, a regular HooToo.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Nov 05, 2018 5:23 pm

Very interesting, thanks.

For the 4k Raw lossless 60p, no drive can do that. I suppose neither a NVME. It is a limit of USB C Gen1 (considering also the overhead). I saw no one SSD Gen1 test above 500MB/s, whilst 4k 60p is way above that.
Instead it's a bit strange the 4:1 : it should work even at 3:1...

I saw a video on YT (jsfilmz) that explain another way to solve the SSD not recognized: disconnecting, reboot and then reconnect: have you tried this?

Weird for the NVME test! Which enclosure did you test?
I hope BM could solve this problem, as even me want to use those SSD (not only for this camera).
More, I think they are the ideal solution for this cam (better if they used a Gen2 connection, but this is another problem...): they are a lot better after the recording, cause they can read the footage at double speed to copy them faster to pc or backup!
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PostMon Nov 05, 2018 6:14 pm

You're absolutely right – I've not been able to get the NVMe above 500MB/s via USB-C. I wouldn't expect it to perform any better when recording, just offloading. Also I got mixed up and re-tested it, it is 3:1 not 4:1 sorry.

I've tried everything I can think of:
- Different cables, that have proven to work with the T5.
- Powering the BMPCC4K via DC.
- Formatting the SSD any way I can.
- Plugging in the T5 and then switching out the NVMe without turning off the camera.
- Plugging in and out the SD card while the NVMe is connected.
- Switching recording modes and resolutions.

The enclosure I'm testing seems to be a rather popular one, although I'm not sure I can post a link to it here (I'm a new user). You can find it on Amazon named "ADWITS USB 3.1 UASP to PCIe NVMe M.2 2230/2242/2260/2280 High-Performance SSD Adapater".

I'm talking to a few PC repair shops in my city and will be visiting them to test various enclosures. If I can nail this down it'll be worth it I think.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Nov 05, 2018 7:30 pm

Sure, we must find a way to make NVME SSD work with pocket 4k!

The enclosure you tested should be one with
Jmicron JMS583 chipset.

The only other chipset I know exists now for NVME Gen2 SSD is the
ASM2362 USB 3.1 Gen2 to PCIe NVMe SSD chip

Read here:
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/06/11 ... -ssd-chip/
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https://www.anandtech.com/show/13510/my ... dge-review

But, the speed I was referring above of 500MB/s is related to the USB-C Gen1 port, even using a NVME SSD: you can't go over it.
Instead, if you connect a SSD NVME with enclosure USB-C Gen2 to a USB-C Gen2 port on a pc/mac, it COULD go lot faster, reaching quite above 900MB/s!
Like here:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13510/my ... e-review/2

The problem is, some pc chipset that is *declared* USB-C Gen2, in reality cannot reach that speed and it lowers to quite a Gen1 one or similar... weird.
Like here:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3058320 ... ld-be.html
At that time (2016), you can find 3.1 at 593MB/s, the best was 770MB/s in write, now (2018) you can see it can reach 913MB/s.

So to sum it up:
recording will have no benefit,
copying to a USB-C Gen1 pc, still no benefit
copying to a USB-C Gen2 pc, you COULD have great benefit (half time copy), IF:
1) the pc uses good chipset to reach the 900MB/s of the Gen2
2) if the copy is made to another internal NVME SSD... no luck with single Sata SSD or worst on HDD. Only very faster media, like lot of HDD in Raid, or NVME SSD

In every case I will found useful using this setup, it's a pity if we cannot use these NVME SSD on P4K!
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 7:10 pm

You're right, the Amazon page says it's a "Jmicro USB 3.1 Gen 2 to PCIe Gen3x2 Bridge Controller – JMS583". And yeah I'm getting around 900MB/s when it's plugged into a MacBook Pro 2018 – not too shabby! Got a 30GB file transferred in about 30 seconds.

Thank you so much for passing that info on. I didn't realize the controllers were so new. I can't seem to find anything other than a JMS583 chipset – if you stumble across one, or if there's a link within the links you sent that I missed, please pass it on.

I think I'm going to try and use a Akitio Node Lite with an AngelBird NVMe to PCIe converter. Perhaps this will solve any power issues. Will report back if anything works anyway.
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 7:25 pm

Great.
Another weird trying could be using a USB-C to USB 3.1 type A cable on the NVME enclosure, connected to a USB 3.1 Hub and then connect the hub to p4k with a USB 3.1 type A to USB-C cable. Only to see if it's a Gen2-Gen1 mismatch... this way passing through a 3.1 USB Hub, maybe it lowers the speed and make it compatible/visible on the USB-C Gen1 port of p4k. Of course not a solution, just to find out if it's the Gen2 connection that causes problems.

I've ordered from China a different enclosure that seems not to be a Jmicron one (the most spread out for sure), but I don't know if it's the ASM chip (I suppose because I don't know others)...: I'll see when it'll arrive (model: Aluminum 10Gbps USB3.1 TO PCI-E NVME NGFF M.2 SSD M KEY HDD Enclosure with Type C to Type C Cable Heatsink Hole for PC Desktop [not the model with USB-C to USB-A that is JMicron]). But I still don't have the p4k, so... I'll had to wait a bit more.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostTue Nov 06, 2018 8:02 pm

I tried using a USB-C to USB-A cable, the one that came with the Samsun T5. Tested through a USB-C dongle that I use for my MacBook (HooToo brand). Unfortunately while the T5 was recognized, the NVMe wasn't.
It also recognized an SD card in the slot of the HooToo dongle too, which was interesting.
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PostWed Nov 14, 2018 7:57 pm

So the T5 500GB works with 3:1?? That is good enough for me :). Thing is, BRAW has been in development for a while, and I gotta believe if the results that UMP users are saying about the quality of BRAW and the much smaller file sizes, and the much faster workflow are true.. and it is coming to BMPCC4K.. then I gotta believe that BM knew that the majority of owners, once BRAW is available, will be recording using it and the USB 3.1 Gen1 speed was fast enough to handle even Q0 quality. Though I do think they should have used 3.1 Gen2.. maybe it was too expensive, too buggy, too incompatible with the majority of USB 3.0 (3.1gen1) SSD options, that they wanted to remain as compatible as possible with what is available.

Is there some way to request certain drives/enclosures/SSDs to be tested by BM? I only see a few SSD options and would like to see if more will make the list (primarily USB-C options).

I also read somewhere that a 95Mb/s UHS2 (3?) SDcard is capable of recording 4K60 12:1 BRAW... is that true? if so, that is amazing.

I really hope there is some way for a firmware update to make it possible to either record to both USB-C and SD (in say an HD/proxy) at the same time, or to be able to transfer video from the "faster" card (in my case USB-C) to the slower one (SDHC) to have in camera backups of video. It would be really great if I could plop in easy to find/use SD cards and copy the video from my T5 to the SD in camera so I can keep my T5 plugged in and just deal with SD cards. OR.. if possible, a 2-way USB-C option..e.g. where one plugs in to my T5, and the other I can plug in to my computer to copy the files from the T5 while it is attached/plugged in to camera, to my computer.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostWed Nov 14, 2018 8:02 pm

My enclosure arrived: it's the same Jmicron chip...
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostThu Nov 15, 2018 12:49 pm

Justin, regarding SSDs, the Wise Portable SSDs for the BMPCC4K did not ship in time to be evaluated by BMD as they were only released in November. Wise-Advanced has assured me they do work with highest recording mode being 4K60p raw 3:1 due to the limitations of SATA. Wise performs their product testing on their own BMPCC4K. The drives are available from CVP for the EU and Core Micro Systems in the US. A Canadian distributor has not been finalized yet.


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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSat Nov 24, 2018 8:12 pm

Hello everybody !

Are we stucked at 15 november?

I'm getting my BMPCC 4k this week. I have a Crucial Mx300 SSD, i'd like to understand how far i can get in terms of recording quality.

CF cards are really out of reach, too expensive, i have to find an affordable ssd. From what i get, with the new raw format coming out we will forget our headaches, right?
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Dec 17, 2018 12:43 am

The Crucial MX SSD seem to be "by far" the most power hungry drives, so externally powered enclosure would be beneficial if not required.

My USB 3.1 gen 2 Sata controller collection is growing... while waiting for the BMPCC 4K. Now I got JMicron JMS580 as a "bonus" when I ordered cheap full aluminium case+sled(USB C-->C) from China to use with the CFast to 5 pin SATA + USB A to 7 pin sata. Shall be somewhat interesting to see what records the longest (in seconds) with the limitations the camera seemingly has.

The USB C port controller +(ASmedia ASM1351 VS ASM1352R(raid 0) VS JMicron JMS580) VS what ever CFast (SATA) controller the BMPCC4K has. Missing is the ASM235CM that only seems to be used in the portable USB 3.1 gen 2 SSDs.
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PostMon Dec 17, 2018 1:25 am

I still havent found any good answer to how much we can record in the different BRAW formats on given sizes. E.g. I have a 500GB T5, how much 4K DCI, UHD and HD can I record using BRAW Q0, Q5 and the various other compression options?
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