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 Compact Drive once it is loaded back on to camera.
option in Device Manager is not
required for CODEX recording Media.Warning
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 an SXR Capture Drive is reformatted in the ALEXA SXT or LF in ProRes mode, a secure erase operation is performed. This means that data is entirely deleted and recovery is not possible.
When an SXR Capture Drive is reformatted in the ALEXA SXT, LF or 65 in ARRIRAW mode, all data is deleted, but in some cases data recovery could be possible provided no further material is recorded.
If a Compact Drive is reformatted or erased on a computer, then in some cases it may be possible to recover. Please contact CODEX Support