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Sony Unveils Ultra-Slim Hard Drive

Sony Europe announced its new ultra-slim HD-SG5 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 hard disk drive.

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Pocket-size secure storage solved: Sony’s new ultra-slim HD-SG5 Hard Drive

• Made for mobility with the ultra-slim and lightweight design
• Increased file-transfer speed by The Data Transfer Accelerator
• Sophisticated aluminium casing to co-ordinate elegantly with a notebook PC
• Ready to use with the smart utility software-package

The lightweight pocket-size HD-SG5 hard drive keeps valuable data safe while on the go. With a generous capacity of 500GB, the HD-SG5 series offers plenty of space to store and safeguard videos, photos, documents, digital music and more. The slender (8.7mm) aluminium casing and diamond cut logo create a premium look and the scratch-resistant paint layer that keeps the hard drive looking good for longer.

The HD-SG5 hard drives come with smart utility software, providing users convenience and security while using the product on the go. For blazing data transfers from HDD to PC, the Data Transfer Accelerator software reduces transfer time by half (when using transfer via USB 3.0). Even if you’re connected via USB 2.0, the Data Transfer Accelerator software doubles effective transfer rates to slash backup times when you’re in a hurry. Completing the software package, Backup Manager takes care of protecting precious files with automated scheduled and incremental backups of users’ data stored in the PC.

Available in a choice of black (HD-SG5B) or silver (HD-SG5S) finishes and weighing a travel-friendly 130g, the pocket-sized drives are ideal for business travellers. The new ultra-slim and pocket-sized HD-SG5 hard drive from Sony is available in Europe from February 2014.

Technical specifications HD-SG5
Disk size 2.5 inch
Capacity (Usable Capacity) 500GB (499,395,000,000 Byte)
Interface USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ×1
Port type USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
Interface Transfer Rate Max. 5Gbps(USB 3.0)
Max. 480Mbps(USB2.0)
File System NTFS
Power Supply DC 5V (USB bus powered)
Power Consumption Max. 4.5W
Operating Current Max. 900mA
Compatible devices Windows PC
Supported OS Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)
Windows 7(32bit/64bit)
Windows XP, Vista(32bit/64bit)
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Dimensions 79 x 8.7 x 117 mm
Weight 130g
Supplied PC Software Data Transfer Accelerator
Backup Manager
FAT32 Formatter

Offering an integrated entertainment experience through its electronics, mobile, music, pictures, game and the Sony Entertainment Network, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the world’s leading consumer brands. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products in both the consumer and professional markets, such as the 4K Ultra HD and Full HD LED BRAVIA™ TV, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, “α” (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, Xperia™ Tablet and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and 3D HD professional broadcast equipment.