An interview from the 2017 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Joseph Balsam of Sony Electronics. Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. In this interview Joseph talks with us about their latest USB-C Rugged Drives & their SSD Drives to be used with Atomos Recorders.
Sony’s newest hard disk drives expand its growing line of portable storage choices, delivering faster speeds, greater connectivity, increased reliability and enhanced durability. The new 1TB and 2TB HDDs are designed for any professional use requiring memory card backup and ingest in the field or office, including education, corporate, government, broadcast and production applications.
Improving on Sony’s previous HDDs, the new dual interface models support USB Type-A connectivity using a tethered cable to ensure no cables are lost, in addition to a USB Type-C port, ideal for memory card backup in the field. The increasingly high speed drives are pre-formatted in exFAT, and allow for data transfer up to 138MB/s (read/write).
The rugged shuttle drives’ rubber damper design offers increased durability, making it shock resistant and capable of withstanding a drop of up to 6.5 feet. The HDDs are splash-resistant (IPX4 rating) and dust resistant (IP5X rating). The drives are specially designed with a silicon lid protecting the connection terminals from dust and water. The PSZ-HC1T and PSZ-HC2T come packaged in a sturdy library box for additional protection during shipping or storage.
The new HDDs, models PSZ-HC1T (1TB) and PSZ-HC2T (2TB) are planned to be available in July, with pricing to be announced. Learn more about Sony’s full line of ruggedized storage solutions at www.sony.com/promedia.
For more information please visit: www.Sony.com