Approved Media – PIX 250i, PIX 260i, PIX 270i

The following is a list of approved storage devices for use with the PIX 250i, PIX 260i and PIX 270i video recorder.


The specific mechanisms and devices below have been extensively tested by Sound Devices, LLC. This list is regularly updated as new drives are tested.

2.5″ SSD

SizeBrandModel
960 GBSanDiskExtreme PRO
512 GBSamsung860 PRO
500 GBSamsung860 EVO
480 GBSanDiskUltra 3D
480 GBOWCMercury Extreme Pro 6G
480 GBOWCMercury Electra 3G
240 GBOWCMercury Extreme Pro 6G
240 GBOWCMercury Electra 3G
240 GBCorsairForce Series GT (SATA III)
240 GBDigistorProf Video Series, SATA 3, DIG-PVD240S

2.5″ HDD

SizeBrandModel
1 TBHGST7K1000 Travelstar (7200 rpm)
750 GBHGST7K750 Travelstar (7200 rpm)
500 GBWestern DigitalWD5000BPKT
500 GBHGSTZK500 Travelstar (5400 rpm)

External SATA Drives

SizeBrandModel
1 TBOWCMercury Elite Pro Mini (7200 rpm)
500 GBOWCMercury Elite Pro Mini (7200 rpm)

External 3.5″ eSATA Enclosures

Approved with: 3.5″ Seagate Barracuda 2 TB drive (not included)

BrandModel
MacAllyG-S350SU3 (3.5″ Aluminum SATA to eSATA and USB 3.0 Storage Enclosure)

CF Card

Via CF Caddy (audio poly), PIX 270i & PIX 260i only

SizeBrandModel
256 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
128 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
128 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
128 GBDelkin DevicesCF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160MB/s read
64 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro, UDMA7; 160 MB/s
64 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro, UDMA7; 90 MB/s
64 GBSanDiskExtreme, UDMA7, 120 MB/s
64 GBDelkin DevicesCF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
32 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
32 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 90MB/s
32 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF1050X, UDMA7, 120 MB/s write; 160MB/s read
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read
16 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
16 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 90MB/s
16 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
16 GBDelkin DevicesCF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
16 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read

Discontinued Media

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

2.5″ SSD

SizeBrandModel
1 TBCrucialM550
1 TBSanDiskX400 with PIX-SHIM2
1 TBSamsung850 EVO with PIX-SHIM2
960 GBSonyG-Series SV-GS96
512 GBSanDiskX210
500 GBAngelbirdAVpro
480 GBSanDiskExtreme II
480 GBSonyG-Series SV-GS48
480 GBIntel530
480 GBIntel 520
256 GBSamsung830 Series
250 GBAngelbirdAVpro
240 GBIntel520
240 GBIntel530
240 GBSanDiskExtreme II
240 GBSanDisk SanDisk Ultra
240 GBSanDiskSanDisk Extreme

2.5″ HDD

SizeBrandModel
500 GBWestern DigitalWD5000BPKT

External 3.5″ eSATA Enclosures

BrandModel
Orico3519SUS3-BK (3.5″ HDD External Enclosure)

External 2.5″ eSATA Enclosures

BrandModel
LINDY43106 (USB 3.0 & eSATAp Enclosure)

CF Card

SizeBrandModel
64 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro, UDMA7; 160 MB/s
64 GBSanDiskExtreme, UDMA7, 120 MB/s
64 GBDelkin DevicesCF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
32 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
32 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read
16 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 160MB/s
16 GBSanDiskExtreme Pro; UDMA7; 90MB/s
16 GBSanDiskExtreme; UDMA7; 120MB/s
16 GBDelkin DevicesCF1000X, UDMA6 and 7
16 GBDelkin DevicesCF700X, UDMA6, 67 MB/s write; 105MB/s read

*Note 1: Approved mechanical drives are recommended for use only in stationary applications. Excessive vibration or motion may cause data corruption. The approved mechanical drives listed support QuickTime video files and Broadcast Wave polyphonic audio files, but not Broadcast Wave monophonic files. Use approved Solid State Drives if recording to Broadcast Wave monophonic file format is required.

** 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.