Sony Unveils Ultra-Tough High Speed External SSDs for Photographers
Sony announced two new external SSD drives, the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. These external SSD drives boast ultra-toughness, high-speed, hardware encryption and new utility software features aimed at photographers. The Sony SL-M series and SL-C series both feature an innovative one-piece aluminium body with an omni-directional shockproof construction. With an IP67 rating, both series are dustproof and waterproof and feature 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. The external SSD drives are highly durable and can withstand pressure of up to 6000kgf and bending of up to 2000kgf. The Sony SL-M series and SL-C series are impact proof, withstanding drops from up to 9 feet.
Both the SL-M series and SL-C series have a stylish wave-surface aluminium body providing slip free grip along with an easy-to-find silver and yellow design. Plus, both models feature 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. The high performance SL-M series has an outstanding read and writes speed of up to 1000MB/s, while the standard compact SL-C series has an impressive 540MB/s read speed and 520MB/s write speed .These external SSD drives include four helpful features to make sure that your data is always safe. Both models with be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacities. The Sony SL-M series and SL-C series will be available from summer 2019 and pricing is to be confirmed.