Odyssey7Q+ Now Includes Free 256GB SSD, Lower SSD Prices, Plus More Samsung SSDs Qualified

The Odyssey family recorders had an important firmware update recently, and now the Colorado based gear maker, has more good news for Odyssey users and potential new customers. Just before the 4th of July Holiday weekend, Convergent Design announced a major revamp of SSD support and prices. This revamp will lower costs dramatically for clients using the Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q and the Odyssey7 monitor/recorders. The Odyssey7Q+ will now ship with media included as well as additional accessories. The prices on all three models of Odyssey SSDs have been dramatically lowered. And five models of Samsung SSDs have been qualified by Convergent Design for use in all Odyssey 7.7” monitor/recorders with the upcoming 2015.07 free firmware update.

The Odyssey7Q+ is a very popular option with Sony FS7 and FS700 shooters, as well as those who want to get 4K out of their Sony A7s.

One Free 256GB SSD Included With The Odyssey7Q+ 

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As of July 1st, the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ will ship with one 256GB Odyssey SSD included. A five-pack kit of SSD handles for use with qualified 3rd party SSDs (see below) is now included with each Odyssey7Q+. Convergent Design has further added a 4K-ready HDMI cable and adapter, as well as an Ultra-Thin 3G-SDI cable, to the universal AC power supply included with the Odyssey7Q+. All accessories are available for separate purchase from any Convergent Design dealer.

List Prices Slashed On Odyssey SSDs

Starting July 1st, Convergent Design has drastically reduced prices on all three models of Odyssey SSDs for the Odyssey 7.7” monitor/recorders. The 256GB Odyssey SSD is now $249, the 512GB Odyssey SSD drops to $449, and the 1TB Odyssey SSD is now $795. Prices are US list prices in United States Dollars. Prices around the world will vary due to shipping and customs fees. All Odyssey SSDs are fully warrantied by Convergent Design to perform in all recording modes on all 7.7” Odyssey monitor/recorders.

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Five Samsung SSDs Qualified For Use In Odyssey Monitor/Recorders

After extensive testing, Convergent Design has now qualified five models of Samsung SSDs for use in all Odyssey 7.7” monitor/recorders once upgraded with the upcoming 2015.07 free firmware update.  Qualified Samsung SSD models are the 850 PRO series in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB (1024GB) sizes, as well as the 850 EVO 1000GB.  All five Samsung SSDs are qualified by Convergent Design to support all recording modes on all 7.7” Odyssey monitor/recorders, once these devices have been updated to the 2015.07 firmware.

The previously announced Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD is not qualified. To protect clients from recording issues, only qualified SSDs or Odyssey SSDs will function in Odyssey 7.7” monitor/recorders.  SSDs mount into the Odyssey monitor/recorders with a latching handle. Starting July 1st, a five-pack kit of SSD handles [view product info] will be included with all Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorders as well as made available for purchase through the Convergent Design dealer network.

Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD

Qualified Samsung SSDs

Certified vs. Qualified

Odyssey SSDs are certified to work in Odyssey monitor/recorders.  Convergent Design tests and sells these SSDs, so the company has oversight to warranty their performance.  The above listed Samsung SSDs are qualified to work in Odyssey monitor/recorders.  While multiple samples have been tested extensively by Convergent Design, we do not directly sell this media, so Convergent Design cannot warranty individual 3rd party SSDs.  

This is a great move by CD and can save quite a few people some good money, as based on the prices above, the Samsung drives are more than twice as cheap as the Odyssey proprietary SSD’s, but of course, one needs to bear in mind the above caveats.

Convergent Design Customer Support is available to users 24/7, but they may not be able to successfully support 3rd party product to the same extent as our own products. For more details head over to Convergent Design

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