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PAK Media is a high capacity Solid State Drive (SSD) encased in a protective housing with a rugged connection engineered to handle the rigors of repeated use in the field, with multiple capacities from 256GB to 2TB* to fit your needs.

Utilize the AJA PAK Dock (sold separately) to transfer your footage over Thunderbolt™ or USB 3.0. PAK Media comes with a one year warranty.

*for all capacities listed, 1GB =1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000GB

PAK Media

File based recording means your files are your master copy - something you don't want to leave to chance.

PAK Media uses a solid metal housing to protect the internal SSD drive from the bumps and bounces of field use, ensuring your media is secure.

The reinforced connector is engineered for repeated insertion and removal cycles, unlike the connector built into SSD drives, which is designed primarily to be inserted into a computer and rarely removed.

There are four PAK Media sizes available offering a balance between price and long recording needs and you may order the media as preformatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for fast deployment upon arrival.

PAK Media options**:

PAK 256 $495 US MSRP

PAK 512 $995 US MSRP

PAK 1000 $1495 US MSRP

PAK 2000 $1795 US MSRP

**Ki Pro Ultra Plus multi-channel recording requires either PAK 2000, PAK 1000 or PAK 512-R1 or
PAK 256 -R1 model iterations.


PAK Media Advantages

PAK Media uses “Enterprise Level” flash memory. This is the highest quality rating available for digital media.

Enterprise rated memory can have up to 10 times the endurance of consumer media, critical for professional use. Additionally enterprise memory provides data retention during power loss, essential for the preservation of your precious content.

Consumer media often varies in quality from batch to batch under the same name and label. Enterprise Level media like AJA PAK media is guaranteed to run to the same high quality standards every time, from unit to unit.

Each PAK unit is individually burned-in and tested at AJA’s plant before you receive it.

As with every AJA product, each and every PAK unit shipped has been burned-in and tested at our factory in Grass Valley. This QC and testing is a key component for reliability and predictability in high pressure professional settings.

PAK Media’s connector is a ruggedized connector rated for thousands of Insertions.

PAK’s connector is designed for multiple insertions into Ki Pros and PAK docks. This includes robust design, strong metal, and substantial gold plating. Our connector is rated for 10,000 insertions. By comparison, connectors on bare drives are not designed for multiple insertions, substantially putting your precious media content at risk.

PAK Media is protected in a rugged cast aluminum enclosure, designed to withstand tough environments and the occasional accidental drop.

PAK’s are secured in a custom-designed hard aluminum enclosure, designed to protect the recording media. Conversely, bare drives, such as those used by our competitors, are intended for internal installation only and can suffer damage when used as portable media.

PAK Dock

External PAK Dock with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connections
for fast transfer of media to a host computer.

Key PAK Dock features include: 

  • Compatible with all AJA PAK Media for convenient file transfers
  • USB 3.0 for transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
  • Thunderbolt™ for transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
  • Rugged metal enclosure for durability and longevity
  • 12V DC power supply included

$295 US MSRP

VX-1P PAK Media Reader with USB-C Connectivity

AJA partner Blackjet offers the VX-1P PAK Media Reader for AJA PAK file transfers between PAK Media and laptop or desktop computers via USB-C, providing compatibility with the latest Mac and PC systems.

Key VX-1P features include: 

  • AJA Video Systems certified
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 for transfer speeds up to 10Gbps
  • Reversible USB Type-C connector for quick and easy connection
  • Bus powered
  • Ingest speeds of up to 525 MB/s*
  • Rugged metal enclosure for durability and longevity
  • Vent holes to increase heat dissipation
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 compatibility 

*Based on USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications; performance may vary depending on card type and host system.

US MSRP: $149.99

The VX-1P is not sold by AJA. To learn more about VX-1P and to order please visit:


PAK drives are compatible with the Ki Pro Ultra Plus and Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD file based recorders and players.

The combination of these powerful devices and PAK storage creates an efficient workflow for capturing media as ProRes files and bringing it quickly and easily into the postproduction environment in a high quality file format that maintains manageable file sizes.

Industry Leading Support

AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your Pak or KiStor media, or support for any technical issue, AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

Pak and KiStor media products are covered by a one year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.