Sony’s new portable storage solutions are
intended for professionals who need high-speed data storage for back-up
and transfer of content in the field. This new line includes a 256GB
solid state drive (PSZ-SA25) and two hard disk models with capacities of
500 GB and 1 TB (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T).
Each drive features one USB 3.0 and two FireWire 800 interfaces,
enabling users to transfer video at up to 400MBps with the SSD model and
120MBps with the HDD models via USB 3.0. At these speeds, users can
transfer approximately 30GB of video to the SSD drive in less than 90
seconds via USB 3.0.
The drives also connect to compatible Sony hardware, such as the PMW-50
or PMW-1000 decks. Each has a heavy silicon cover and protective case as
well as built-in shock resistance, which can absorb falls of up to 7.5
feet for SSD and up to 6.5 feet for HDD.
The drives are compliant with MIL-STD-810G standard, the IP5X
dust-resistant standard and the IPX4 splash-resistant standard.
Pre-installed formatting software enables users to easily switch between
FAT32, HFS+ and NTFS formats and an LED indicator shows the status of
data transfers. The drives are also stackable for easy daisy-chaining
with a design that allows for increased airflow between each to reduce
The drives come with a full three-year limited warranty. The PSZ-SA25
SSD drive, and the PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T HDD drives are scheduled to be
available this month.