ARRI Codex Compact Drive Dock

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1.20 LBS
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Product Overview


  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Transfer speed up to 20Gb/s
  • Works on macOS and Windows
  • Engineered and optimized to the highest performance standards

Offload Compact Drive data from the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF using the ARRI Compact Drive Dock. Combine with Codex Device Manager and HDE for simple and reliable downloads.

Designed to support the challenging demands of creative professionals and is backed by Codex world-class support while delivering unrivaled performance for professional applications and feeds seamlessly into Codex's industry-standard workflows.

The ARRI Codex Compact Drive Dock. Like the USB-C Compact Drive Reader, the Compact Drive Dock is compatible to both Mac OS and Windows without the need for additional drivers. Featuring Thunderbolt 3, however, it offers a much higher transfer speed.


The Thunderbolt 3 Dock can transfer a full Compact Drive in under 7 minutes or around 12 minutes if you have to go through an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter. With the USB-C reader, it will take somewhere from 16 minutes up to 40 minutes if the computer does not offer the latest USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen2) standard. Even on older Thunderbolt 2 machines, the dock therefore offers a significant speed advantage compared to the USB-C reader.

Note: These times do not include checksum verification or HDE encoding. The transfer time will vary, depending on the system configuration (e.g. speed of target drive). If the Thunderbolt port is shared with other Thunderbolt devices, the connection speed will be reduced.

High Density Encoding

Mac users can optionally install the free Codex Device Manager software, which gives them the ability to use on the fly High Density Encoding (HDE) of ARRIRAW footage. With HDE enabled in the app preferences, MXF/ARRIRAW footage will be automatically show up as HDE file sequence (.arx). An HDE ARRIRAW file requires about 40% less storage space than the original MXF/ARRIRAW file. HDE is completely lossless - when an HDE file is decoded, it is a bit-for-bit perfect match to the original file.


Interface Thunderbolt 3
Operating System macOS 10.14.4 or higher/Windows 10
Transfer Speed Up to 20 Gb/s
Power 12V/2.5A using supplied AC adapter
Dimensions 132 x 124 x 37 mm
Weight 1.20 lbs
Operating Temperature -5°C ~ 40°C [25°F ~ 104°F]
Operating Relative Humidity to 95% [non-condensing]
Storage Humidity to 95% [non-condensing]
Insertion/Removable Durability 10,000 actions
Warranty 1 year limited warranty
Product Code K2.0034320


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