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 - a plastic shell that holds your disk in place.
Master Caddy III was introduced with the release of the ATOMOS CONNECT accessory, and must be used when ATOMOS CONNECT is attached to the NINJA V+. 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 that the disks can be inserted into the media slot when an ATOMOS CONNECT is attached to your NINJA V+. A Master Caddy III and screws are provided in the box when you purchase an ATOMOS CONNECT.
For information on drives that are compatible with your NINJA V+, refer to the compatible drive page at atomos.com/compatible-drives
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 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 NINJA V+ 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.
When inserting the Master Caddy III into the media slot on your NINJA V+, 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-insert it in the Master Caddy III.
Master Caddy II is still supported on NINJA V+ when an ATOMOS CONNECT is not attached to your NINJA V+. For information on using Master Caddy II, refer to How to mount a disk into Master Caddy II