Sound Devices has introduced an upgraded version of its flagship 788T digital recorder, the 788T-SSD. The new 788T-SSD features a factory-supplied 256GB solid-state hard drive, which allows for superior performance in the field with enhanced data storage and transfer speed while improving its durability to be nearly impervious to shock.
Sound Devices introduced solid-state recording with CompactFlash cards for the 7-Series recorders in 2004, and the feature is available in all Sound Devices 7-Series recorders. The inclusion of an internal 256GB solid-state drive in the 788T-SSD gives it the ability to record more than 60 hours of uncompressed, 24-bit, eight-track audio.
In addition to its superior shock immunity, the SSD drive used in the 788T-SSD enhances data speed with faster read and write speeds than the 160GB hard drive in the standard 788T. Like the standard 788T, the 788T-SSD is equipped with eight full-featured microphone inputs and 12 tracks of recording. In a stainless steel and aluminum chassis weighing less than four pounds and roughly the size of a hard-covered novel, the 788T accommodates individual controls and connectors for each of its eight inputs, plus numerous additional I/O and data connections.