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 III. A Master Caddy III and screws is included in the box with your SHOGUN CONNECT. If you have used Master Caddy II before with other ATOMOS products, you will notice that Master Caddy III has a slimmer, lighter weight design to ensure compatibility with the CONNECT range of hardware products. For information on drives that are compatible with SHOGUN CONNECT, refer to the compatible drive page at https://www.atomos.com/compatible-drives
How to mount a disk into Master Caddy III
When inserting the disk into the Master Caddy III, ensure that the SATA connectors of the drive line up with the gap in the plastic shell. If they do not line up with this gap, turn the drive over.
It is important to properly align the drive correctly with this gap in the Master Caddy III, so that the drive can connect to the SATA connectors on SHOGUN CONNECT when inserted.
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.
With the drive inside the Master Caddy III, use the four supplied screws to secure the drive in place. 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.
Take care not to over-tighten the screws.
Inserting the Master Caddy III into the media slot
When inserting the Master Caddy III into the media slot on your SHOGUN CONNECT, ensure that the SATA connectors on the disk line up with the SATA connectors on your device. Gently push the Master Caddy III into place, but never force the disk just in case something isn’t set up or aligned properly.
If you experience difficulty when inserting the Master Caddy III to your device, the drive may not be sitting correctly in the Master Caddy or the screw heads may not be flush with the casing of the caddy. A quick visual check will confirm this. Remove the drive and re-inserting it in the Master Caddy III. For information on attaching media to a Master Caddy Docking Station see Attaching Media to a Master Caddy Docking Station:.
Master Caddy II drives are compatible with SHOGUN CONNECT.