788T - Approved Media List

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 788T Recorder.

Sound Devices own approved CF card – the SAM-32CF – has been optimized and extensively tested to ensure fast and flawless performance when used with the 788T-SSD recorder.

Type Size Brand Model
CF Card 32 GB Sound Devices UDMA7; 160MB/s read 120MB/s write (1050x)

The cards from other manufacturers listed below have been tested and have successfully passed benchmark testing with these products.

Type Size Brand Model
CF Card 128 GB Delkin Devices CF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read
64 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read
32 GB SanDisk Extreme; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
Delkin Devices CF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read
Delkin Devices CF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105 MB/s read See Note 1
LEXAR Prof 1000X; UDMA7; 145 MB/s write; 150 MB/s read
LEXAR Prof 800X; UDMA7; 45 MB/s write; 120 MB/s read
16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
Delkin Devices CF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read See Note 2
WINTEC Filemate Professional; UDMA5; 25 MB/s write

* Note 1: Sound Devices and Delkin have worked closely together with regards to testing CF model 700x cards. Delkin has confirmed that cards containing VQ in the serial number are not compatible, but cards ending with VU in the serial number are compatible, and are therefore approved.

* Note 2: Sound Devices has worked directly with Delkin to identify an intermittent Media I/O issue with newer Delkin CF 500x and CF 700x cards. Delkin has confirmed that a recent change to these two cards is most likely responsible for the errors. Cards containing KZ in the serial number are susceptible to this issue and should not be used. Cards containing VB in the serial number will function correctly and are approved. Deklin CF 1000x and 1050x cards do not experience this issue and may continue to be used.