Approved Media – 788T

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.

SizeBrandModel
32 GBSound DevicesUDMA7; 160MB/s read 120MB/s write (1050x)

These CF cards from other manufacturers listed below have been tested and have successfully passed benchmark testing.

SizeBrandModel
128 GBDelkin DevicesCF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read
64 GBDelkin DevicesCF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160 MB/s read

Discontinued Media

This table contains CF cards approved/tested by Sound Devices, but no longer readily available for online purchase.

SizeBrandModel
64 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
32 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
32 GBLEXARProf 1000X; UDMA7; 145 MB/s write; 150 MB/s read
32 GBLEXARProf 800X; UDMA7; 45 MB/s write; 120 MB/s read
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105 MB/s read, See Note 1
16 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read, See Note 2
16 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 90 MB/s
16 GBWINTECFilemate 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.