Designed to work with the ARRI ALEXA XT and SXT, and any camera using CODEX Onboard Recording. Captures all formats of ARRIRAW and Apple ProRes supported by the camera.

For the Makers


Designed to support the challenging demands of creative professionals and backed by CODEX's world-class support.

Utilising the latest PCIe-based flash to deliver unrivaled performance for professional applications.

Feeds seamlessly into CODEX's industry-standard workflows.

1024GB of memory delivering up to 8Gbps bandwidth.

Optimized for performance with advanced thermal design.

What is the capacity of the Capture Drive XR 1024GB?
Model CX.000081093 / ARRI PARTNo. K2.0020923 is 1024GB (960GB usable).

What cameras and recording formats are supported?
The Capture Drive XR 1024GB works with the ARRI ALEXA XT and SXT, and any camera that supports CODEX Onboard Recording.

CameraFormatAdapter required?Recorder required?
ARRI ALEXA XTARRIRAW / ProResNoNo, in-camera
ARRI ALEXA SXTARRIRAW / ProResCDX-37096 SXT XR Camera AdapterNo, in-camera
ARRI ALEXA ClassicARRIRAWNoCDX-3600 Onboard S Recorder
CODEX Action CamCODEX RAWNoCDX-38000 Action Cam Recorder
Canon C500Canon RAWNoCDX-3600 Onboard-S Recorder
Canon C300 Mk2Canon RAWNoCDX-3600 Onboard-S Recorder

I have accidentally reformatted a Capture Drive XR 1024GB. Can the data be recovered?

There is no ‘undo’ option after Media has been formatted or erased, so only use these options once all critical data has been securely backed up to another storage location. When a Drive is reformatted in the ALEXA XT or SXT in ProRes mode, a secure erase operation is performed. This means that data is entirely deleted and recovery is not possible. If a Drive is reformatted or erased on a computer, or formatted on camera in ARRIRAW mode, then in some cases it may be possible to recover. Please contact CODEX Support.

The Erase option in Device Manager is a good way to prepare your Media to return to camera once all data has been safely offloaded. You will then be prompted automatically to format the Capture Drive once it is loaded back on camera.

How long does it take to download a full Capture Drive XR 1024GB?

Assuming that the Capture Drive Dock is connected via USB-C (to achieve ~1GB/s speeds), and that the backup storage is fast enough to write at ~1GB/s, the download time for 960GB of data would be 16 minutes. If a copy application is used to perform a verification pass (recommended) then this will add some overhead to the process - depending on the type of checksum and verification method used it may double the overall download time.

Here are some approximate download times for a full 960GB Drive containing 32 minutes of ALEXA Mini LF 4.5K OpenGate MXF/ARRIRAW recording (at 24fps), along with the data rate that the backup storage would need to achieve them* as well as a comparative outline of timings for double the amount of data achieved by the 2TB Compact Drive:

DockDownload Time (960GB)Data Rate
Capture Drive XR Dock-Thunderbolt89 minutes180 MB/s

* These tests were performed using an iMac Pro 10-core system with 3GHz Xeon processor.

Can I put camera tape or other labels on a Capture Drive XR 1024GB?
No tape or labels should be applied to the metal surfaces of the Drive. The bottom surface of the Drive is made of black anodised metal and must be kept clean to ensure that it does not overheat during recording. This is because the metal surface makes direct contact with the camera’s cooling core.

We strongly recommend that camera or fabric tape should be avoided as it may impede the Drive being loaded in the Dock, and leave residue that could cause damage or prevent proper cooling. 

Capacity1024GB (960GB usable)
InterfaceSATA 6Gb
Dimensions60 x 108 x 15mm (2.4” x 4.3” x 0.6” approx)
Weight53.3g (0.12 lb)
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 70°C (32°F ~ 158°F)
Storage Temperature-40°C ~ 85°C (-40°F ~ 185°F)
Power Consumption 10W (Active)
Transfer SpeedUp to 850MB/s read
Insertion/Removal Durability10,000 actions
Shock Resistance(1/2 sine pulse, 0.5ms) - 1500G
Vibration Resistance(7~800Hz)- 3.08Grms
Warranty1 year limited warranty
Product CodeCX.0001093 / ARRI Part no. K2.0020923


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