Sony Announce New Ultra-tough, High-speed External SSD Drives
Sony’s new SL-M series and standard compact SL-C series are external SSD drives that feature ultra-tough build quality, high-speed transfer rates, hardware encryption and new utility software features aimed at photographers and videographers who need reliability, speed and durability.
- High-performance SL-M series and standard compact SL-C series designed for photographers and videographers who need to work on large files at high speeds
- Ultra tough; the SL-M series and SL-C series are dustproof, waterproof, impact proof, and extremely strong
- Up to 1000MB/s read and write speed
- Hardware encryption with intelligent utility software included for the protection and security of content
The SL-M series and SL-C series are both built from a one-piece aluminium body with an omnidirectional shockproof construction that, [according to Sony], ‘provides the user with a sense of security when it comes to storing data’. 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 claimed to be extremely durable and can withstand
Both models feature a 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 SL-M series has read and write speed of up to 1000MB/s, while the standard compact SL-C series has up to 540MB/s read speed and 520MB/s write speed.
Both series also feature a USB 3.1 Gen 2 [USB Type-C] interface and the SL-M series is able to achieve fairly swift high speeds by using NVMe SSD technology.
Price and availability
Both of the new models with be available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacities. The SL-M series and SL-C series will both be available from this summer  and pricing is tbc.