Atomos and Nextorage announce Nextorage AtomX SSDmini Record With Confidence
To fit the compact media slot of the NINJA V and NINJA V+ and the NEON series products, the Nextorage AtomX SSDmini are 20% smaller than conventional 2.5” SSDs. With the optional handle they can be adapted for use with the SUMO 19, NINJA CAST and SHOGUN Studio 2 too. The housing is constructed from die-cast aluminium. It is shock resistant (up to 1500G/0.5ms), able to survive extreme temperatures and has been designed to dissipate heat during operational use so that it doesn’t fry when a take runs long. The reinforced, durable connector has been insert tested over 3000 times to ensure that it can stand up to the rigours of daily use on set. For the filmmaker that’s convinced the drive is taking a beating, the Nextorage AtomX SSDmini fully supports SMART data, allowing future AtomOS drive health monitoring.
The firmware of Nextorage AtomX SSDmini has also been tuned to support sustained transfer rates required by modern formats (550MB/s read and 500MB/s write). A level of performance that means the drives have been certified for all the formats currently supported by Atomos recorders, including Apple ProRes RAW HQ 8K at 30fps and 4K at 120fps to accommodate different file sizes and suit different types of production, the drives are available in two sizes, 500GB and 1TB.
Nextorage and Atomos understand how critical reliable drives are and so Nextorage is providing a reassuring 3-year-warranty for the AtomX SSDmini. No registration required.
As a further statement of intent, Nextorage have also taken steps to reduce environmental impacts around the packaging of the Nextorage AtomX SSDmini by eliminating all plastic materials and reducing the number of items contained in the box.
“We are very pleased that Nextorage SSDmini products will be released under the AtomX brand accessories. For the content creation market, where high quality and high image quality are required, we will continue to pursue the best possible performance and the best quality for video recording media designed in combination with Atomos products and provide SSD media that customers can always use with complete peace of mind and trust.”
Katsuyuki Honda, President and CEO, Nextorage Corporation
“Nextorage responded to our product requirements, have a deep understanding of our technology, and enabled us to deliver a solution of the highest possible quality. We are incredibly proud of that collaboration and excited to introduce the Nextorage AtomX SSDmini today.”
Estelle McGechie, CEO, Atomos
500GB SSDmini: US$229/€229
1000GB SSDmini: US$439/€439
Product Name AtomX SSDmini NPS-AS series
Model NPS-AS500 NPS-AS1TB
Capacity 500GB 1000GB
Interface SATA3 (6Gbps)
Sequential Rate (Read)  550MB/s
Sequential Rate (Write)  500MB/s
External Dimensions 75.5 x 80 x 9.3mm
Weight Approximately 81g
Number of Rewrites 500GB: 1,500TBW / 1,000GB: 3,000TBW
Operating Temperature Range 0 ~ 40℃
Storage Temperature Range -40℃~ 85℃
Warranty 3 years
Release date November 30, 2021
About Nextorage Corporation
Nextorage Corporation was established on October 1, 2019, as a company specializing in memory storage solutions. A new company led by engineers and staff utilizing 20 years of experience in memory storage.
Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor/recorders. These products give video professionals a faster, higher quality and more affordable production system, whether they create for social media, YouTube, TV or cinema. Atomos continues to demonstrate its commitment to putting users first through continual innovation at amazing price points. The company developed the AtomOS operating system dedicated to video recording with an elegant and intuitive touchscreen user interface and was also the first to implement the professional Apple ProRes RAW format for recording with cinema cameras. Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China, UK and Germany and has a worldwide distribution partner network.