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Capture Drive FAQ
Are there any tips for handling the drives?
- Do not use tape on any sides of the drive! Even small amounts of residue can prevent proper thermal connection to the camera and cause the drive to run hot. Peeling tape off a drive may accidentally remove serial number labels (Compact Drive) or damage the plastic end cap.
- Drives obviously should be kept away from dirt, dust or liquids.
- Only place drives down on clean surfaces.
- If not used for an extended duration, drives should be stored in their cases.
- Make sure that the connectors are kep clean.
- Never force the drive into a slot. It is easy to damace the connection pin if they are obstructed by small objects or if the drives are inserted upside down.
How can I clean the equipment?
- The surface of drives, docks and readers can be cleaned with lint-free cloth and 70% isopropanol alcohol (IPA). Wipe gently and pay attention not to rub the paint from painted surfaces of e.g. the Drive Docks or serial labels.
- The connector should only be cleaned with an air duster to avoid mechanical damage to the pins. Anything that cannot be blown away can be cleaned off very carefully using a soft brush with some 70% IPA. Ensure that the connector is completely dry before loading the drive in a camera or reader.
- Check the downloads for detailed cleaning instructions from Codex!
How can I download data from an SXR Capture Drive?
ARRI offers the Codex SXR Capture Drive Dock for high speed data transfer from an SXR Capture drive. The SXR Capture Drive Dock does require system software (installed with Codex Device Manager) and is only compatible to Mac computers. In its current version, the Capture Drive Dock features a Thunderbolt 3 interface offering up to 20 Gb/sec (up to 2,400 MB/s) copy speed. The previous version had a Thunderbolt 2 interface (upgradable via Codex support).
Codex also offers alternative media stations that serve as a gateway into their data-centric workflows. You can find out more by visiting their website at codex.online.
How can I connect the SXR Capture Drive Dock to an older Mac Pro (pre 2019 model) ?
An older Mac Pro (introduced late 2013) does not offer Thunderbolt 3 ports. To access SXR Capture Drives on the Mac Pro, you can use:
- SXR Capture Drive Dock Thunderbolt 2 directly connected to the Mac Pro.
- SXR Captutre Drive Dock Thunderbolt 3 connected to the Mac Pro with an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter (works in both directions).
Can I daisy-chain a second Dock with the Codex SXR Capture Drive Dock?
Yes, you can daisy-chain a Compact Drive Dock or a second Capture Drive Dock to the open Thunderbolt 3 port on the Capture Drive Dock, but both docks will operate at reduced speed because they have to share the avaialble bandwidth.
Does the SXR Capture Drive Dock work with Windows computers?
Unfortunately it does not. The hardware architecture of the SXR Capture Drive Dock does not allow the device to be certified on Windows. The SXR Capture Drive Dock only works on Mac computers and requires the installation of the Codex Device Manager (including Codex Platform system components, Device Manager and RAID support).
Can the SXR Capture Drive Dock be used without drivers?
The SXR Capture Drive Dock cannot be used without the installation of Device Manager. The software actually contains several components including the hardware drivers for all Capture Drive Docks, a file server which enables access to ARRIRAW data on Capture Drives and a RAID driver that is needed to access Apple ProRes clips.