Monday, April 7th 2014

Sony Expands Portable Storage Line with New 2 TB Hard Disk Drive

Sony's new 2 TB (terabyte) portable storage hard disk drive takes the worry out of back-up in the field, and gives professionals reliable, bus-powered high-speed storage.

The new 2 TB hard disk drive (PSZ-HA2T) expands Sony's line of portable storage drives, and joins three current models including a 500 GB and 1 TB (PSZ-HA50 and PSZ-HA1T) hard disk model and a 256 GB solid state drive (PSZ-SA25).

Each drive has a heavy silicon cover and protective case to withstand the rigors of field production and reduce shipping damage. Built-in shock resistance can absorb falls of up to 2.3 meters for SSD and up to 2 meters for HDD.

"The data rates being used to acquire content in the field are continually increasing, making reliable, high-capacity backup even more important," said Wayne Desmond of Sony's Media and Application Solutions Division. "For example, as 4K production proliferates, so do the challenges to maintain a consistent, safe, high-speed workflow. The addition of a 2 TB hard disk drive lets users carry more storage in a smaller space, and eliminates the anxiety of running short of backup. This new shuttle drive gives professionals the speed and durability they need, and more important, the peace of mind knowing their content is stored safely in a hard case ready for transport or storage."

The drives are compliant with MIL-STD-810G standard, the IP5X dust-resistant standard and the IPX4 splash-resistant standard so data can be used in a range of environments and conditions.

Pre-installed formatting software lets users easily switch between exFAT, FAT32, HFS+ and NTFS formats, and an LED indicator lets users know 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 heat build-up.

Each drive features one USB 3.0 and two FireWire 800 interfaces, allowing users to transfer video at up to 400 MB/s with the SSD model and 120 MB/s with the HDD models via USB 3.0. At these speeds, users can transfer approximately 30 GB of video to the SSD drive in less than 90 seconds via USB 3.0.

Sony drives come with a full three-year limited warranty and full support including technical assistance.

To learn more about these new products click Sony Portable Storage Video.

The PSZ-HA2T hard disk drive is planned to be available in June 2014 at the suggested price of $269.49.
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