Sony Introduces New Ultra-tough, High-speed External SSD Drive
- High performance SL-M series designed for photographers, videographers and creators needing to process large data files at higher speed
- Ultra tough in every aspect; dustproof, waterproof[i], impact proof[ii] and highly durable[iii]
- Up to 1000MB/s read and write speed[iv]
- File rescue software helps to reduce fear over losing precious data[v]
- Connectable with PlayStation®4 (PS4™) / PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4™Pro), where applications can be installed on this new external drive to shorten the loading time of PS4 and PS4 Pro[vi]
(ASIA PACIFIC, 12 March 2021) – Sony today officially announced a new external SSD drive, the high- performance SL-M series. It boasts ultra-toughness, high-speed aimed at photographers and videographers providing them the peace of mind to know that their data is safe even in challenging environments. The SL-M’s high speeds enable quicker workflow when processing, editing, duplicating and storing data.
Toughness when you need it
The SL-M series features an innovative one-piece aluminium body with an omni- directional shockproof construction that provides the user with a sense of security when it comes to storing data. With an IP67 rating, it is dustproof and waterproof and features a USB Type-C port that is waterproof even without a sealing cap. Data is also protected even if dropped in up to 3 feet of water[vii]. It is highly durable and can withstand pressure of up to 6000kgf and bending of up to 2000kgf meaning that the user need not worry about carrying alongside other, heavier equipment. Additionally, the SL-M series is impact proof, withstanding drops from up to 9 feet.
The SL-M series has a stylish wave-surface aluminium body providing slip free grip along with an easy-to-find silver and yellow design. Plus, it features a conveniently placed LED so it’s easy to see, as well as rubber bands to hold ID labels in place and label stickers to identify different drives.
Speed up your workflow
The new SL-M series has an outstanding read and write speed of up to 1000MB/s and features a USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-CTM) interface. It also is able to achieve incredible high speeds with NVMe SSD technology. Thanks to the latest SSD controller, users can enjoy constant high speed even when working with extremely large data files that are copied or overwritten many times. The ultra-fast speeds make professional workflow more efficient, whether you want to process high resolution photos or 4K videos, duplicate original files to another device or edit a lot of images at once.
Pricing and Availability
The SL-M series will be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacities in selected countries in Asia Pacific from March 2021.
About Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Based in Singapore, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It serves as the regional management and marketing headquarters for Sony’s consumer as well as broadcasting and professional products, overseeing Asia, Middle East and Africa regions. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Asia Pacific, please visit www.sony-asia.com
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[i] IP67 rating
[ii] withstands drop from 9 feet
[iii] withstands pressure of up to 6000kgf and bending of up to 2000kgf
[iv] On high performing SL-M series. Based on Sony internal testing. Actual performance may vary and is dependent on environment and usage.
[v] Do not guarantee a recovery of all data. Some file may not be recoverable due to its data status. Defect or damage of a memory card itself cannot be recovered.
[vi] Compatibilities and fastness with all game titles of PS4 are not guaranteed. PlayStation and PS4 are registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
[vii] Up to 3 feet, for up to 30 minutes