If you choose to use your own disks instead of using a pre-built AtomX SSDmini, then it needs to be installed into a Master Caddy. The Master Caddy is a plastic shell that holds your disk in place, and has two variants - Master Caddy II and Master Caddy III.
Master Caddy II is still supported on NINJA V, however, if you are using an ATOMOS CONNECT with your NINJA V, then you must mount your disks in a Master Caddy III to ensure that the disks can be inserted into the media slot when an ATOMOS CONNECT is attached to your NINJA V.
For more information on using Master Caddy III, refer to How to mount a disk into Master Caddy III
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
Insert the disk into the caddy, and secure with the four supplied 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 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 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