Approved Media – 8-Series

Sound Devices extensively tests removable recording media with the 8-Series portable mixer-recorders.

SD Cards

Sound Devices recommends its own brand of SD card – the SAM-32SD, listed below – which has been optimized and extensively tested to ensure fast and flawless performance with the 8-Series. However, many SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards from other reputable manufacturers, like Delkin or SanDisk, that meet or exceed class 10 speeds are acceptable.

Tested cards:

Type Size Brand Model
SD Card 32 GB Sound Devices SD/SDHC, UHS-I, 90MB/s read/write (620x)
SD Card 32 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SD/SDHC, UHS-I, 95MB/s read/write
SD Card 32 GB Amplim Amplim SDXC UHSII V90 32GB
SD Card 64 GB Integral Ultima Pro Integral Ultima Pro SDXC I V30 64GB
SD Card 64 GB Amplim Amplim SDXC UHSII V90 64GB
SD Card 128 GB Freetail Freetail Evoke Pro 128GB V60, UHS II
SD Card 128 GB Wise Wise SDXC II 285MB/s 128GB

Unapproved Media

The media listed below currently fail our intensive media approval tests. We highly recommend NOT using this media.

Type Size Brand Model
SD Card 64 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO 170MB/s, 64 GB
SD Card 128 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO 170MB/s, 128 GB