Wednesday, April 8th 2020

I-O Data Unveils SSPH-UT Line of PS4-certified Portable SSDs

I-O Data today unveiled the SSPH-UT line of portable SSDs that are certified for use with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro as additional storage (USB mass-storage class devices). The drives feature USB 3.1 gen 1 (5 Gbps) host interface, and use a single cable for both power and host connectivity.

Available in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB, the drives offer sequential transfer rates of up to 300 MB/s, which should be viable for console gaming speedups, including in cases where you transfer game installations from the internal hard drive onto these. The compact portable drives come in two color options, maroon and gray. Both measure 8 cm x 8 cm x 1.5 cm (WxDxH), weighing 55 g. The drives are certified for 1.2 m drops. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on I-O Data Unveils SSPH-UT Line of PS4-certified Portable SSDs

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Valantar
A USB 3.0 micro-B connector? In 2020? UGH. Idiotic cost-cutting measure that makes zero sense for the product.
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Vayra86
For some reason I skimmed the headline and read SHUT UP

Jokes aside... that is one slick looking SSD! Do want. And when its broken you can play hockey with it
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Valantar
Vayra86Jokes aside... that is one slick looking SSD! Do want. And when its broken you can play hockey with it
Which will likely happen rather quickly due to the very fragile USB connector.
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Caring1
If it was a coffee cup warmer I'd buy one. :p
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Berfs1
Tell me I wasn't the only person who thought this was a CPU cooler bracket just by the picture lol
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trparky
ValantarA USB 3.0 micro-B connector? In 2020? UGH. Idiotic cost-cutting measure that makes zero sense for the product.
What about those of us who don't have the luxury of the new USB-C standards? I, myself, have a USB-C connector but it's on the back of my computer where it's a pain in the rear end to access it.
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Valantar
trparkyWhat about those of us who don't have the luxury of the new USB-C standards? I, myself, have a USB-C connector but it's on the back of my computer where it's a pain in the rear end to access it.
... have you heard of USB-C-to-A cables? They're quite common. In fact I don't think I've ever seen a USB-C device (outside of docks) that doesn't come with one. The plug on the device end has zero effect on which plug is used on the host end. That's an added benefit of USB-C - it's extremely flexible, and can be adapted to anything and everything. On the other hand good luck finding a USB-microB-to-USB-C cable for using this with, say, a modern laptop.
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