Solid State Recorder

What Does Solid State Recorder Mean?

A solid state recorder (SSR) is a recording device that uses solid state technology to store recorded audio data. SSRs record and store data in a digital format, allowing for simultaneous playback and recording with most devices.

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Techopedia Explains Solid State Recorder

SSRs and traditional audio recorders (such as reel-to-reel) differ in terms of how data is stored and accessed, as SSR data is digitally stored in memory chips. SSRs are usually integrated with a solid state storage mechanism like CompactFlash (CF) or Microdrive (MD).

Key SSR features are as follows:

  • Provides faster speeds for data saving and retrieval
  • Saves audio data in multiple formats
  • Compresses stored data by default
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