List of approved SSDs

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Dan Michael Hodges

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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostTue Feb 05, 2019 2:23 pm

Looks like they have tried to address the SSD recognition issue in the new camera update this week.

I have been impressed with how responsive BM has been lately.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostThu Feb 07, 2019 7:30 am

No major changes with the 6.1 firmware for the bmpcc4k, and by that i mean the usb 3.1 gen 2 enclosure with the jmicron chip still isn't recognized. And since my asmedia chip "raid" enclosure is beeing utilized in other use can't test for any performance improvements... raid 0 should work longer than spanned.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Feb 11, 2019 11:37 am

Hello,

I use the Samsung T5. SSD. My experience is:

A) The SSD is fine, however,
B) Windows 10 does not support Trim with an exFAT formatted disk, the native format for the BMPCC 4K.

So you have to reformat to NTFS, f.i. to do the trim optimization within Windows 10 from time to time. After this, format the SSD to exFAT again.

The T5 is not doing an optimization itself (kind of carbage collection). This is what Sansung Support told me.

I do not know if Windows 10 come's with an update. If there are other methods and/or experiences, I appreciate to hear.

I have another question. Why is the T5 1TB adviced and not a 500GB f.i. All the T5's has the same read and write spec's. Other approved SSD's can be a 256GB in the same list of devices.
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Feb 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Hello,

Further I experienced that a SSD (my EVO 860 SSD f.i.) connected with an USB to Sata cable and/or enclosures do not always support UASP and/or Trim command. Most of them do support UASP but most of them not support Trim. I assume that the new more expensive models which support USB 3.1 Gen 2 will do both.

A cable which works perfect is the StarTech USB312SAT3CB. The latest firmware add's Trim support in Windows 10.

I still wait for the Orico 2.5 inch USB-C to Sata 3.1 Gen 2 (transparant) Case which support up to 2 TB SSD, UASP and Trim as is promised to me and it seems to be a fast one.

I want to share this information. I do not have any commercial intentions.

Regards Harold
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostSat Apr 06, 2019 7:40 am

Hi,

I've seen the list of SSD drives compatible with the Pocket 4K bu have not found the Samsung X5 drive (no, not the T5, I mean the X5)
Any reason why?
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Re: List of approved SSDs

PostMon Apr 08, 2019 1:45 pm

The Samsung x5 is thunderbolt only drive, no USB support on it. Only usb 3.1 gen 1 (5Gb) UHS-II (SDXC), sata6G (cfast) and 1080p60 (HDMI 1.4?) out on the pocket 4k.
CarlosNino wrote:Hi,

I've seen the list of SSD drives compatible with the Pocket 4K bu have not found the Samsung X5 drive (no, not the T5, I mean the X5)
Any reason why?
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