If you choose to use your own disks instead of a pre-built AtomX SSDmini then follow this procedure to install it in the provided Master Caddy II/III. Master Caddy III was introduced with the release of the ATOMOS CONNECT accessory, and must be used when the ATOMOS CONNECT is attached to the NINJA V+. A Master Caddy III and screws is provided with the ATOMOS CONNECT when purchased as an accessory and also when purchased as part of a bundle.
Master Caddy II does NOT fit into the NINJA V+ media slot when ATOMOS CONNECT is attached. Only Master Caddy III, AtomX SSDmini or AtomX CFast Adapter should be used in this scenario.
How to mount a disk into Master Caddy II / III
The process for installing disks into Master Caddy II and Master Caddy III is the same. Insert the disk into the caddy, and secure with four screws. These screws should be tightened so the screw heads are flush with the casing of the caddy. The caddy is light and the disk just needs to be held securely.
Don’t over-tighten the screws. There are no connections to make because sliding the Master Caddy II or III into the NINJA V+ or the docking station makes all the connections for you.
The Master Caddy can’t be inserted the wrong way round. Always make sure that the disk connector faces the slot in the NINJA V+. Push the Master Caddy II /III into place, but never force the disk just in case something isn’t set up or aligned properly. For information on attaching media to a Master Caddy Docking Station see .
There is very little that can cause problems, but if there is an issue it is likely that the Master Caddy isn’t properly flush with the drive inside. A quick visual check will confirm this.
Spinning disks and SSDs are very sensitive to damage from static electricity. Please observe all the usual precautions when handling them and NEVER touch the exposed SATA connector as static electricity may be harmful to your disk.
Master Caddy II drives are backwards compatible with previous ATOMOS recorders, however Master Caddy 1 is not forward compatible with the NINJA V+ due to the compact latch design