Sony Announces SL-E Solid-State Drive ideal for Sony Camera Tethering


Sony announced their new top of the line SL-E SSDs in 240, 480 and 960GB, offering high transfer speeds through USB Type-C ports in a very compact size.

Data transfer speeds reach up to 540MB/s (read) and 520MB/s (write) speed depending on the device used – making them ideal for tethering. They ship with both a USB-C to USB-C cable & USB-C to USB-A cable.

Sony SL-E Series SSD Specs

    • 3 Capacities: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB
    • USB Type-C Port
    • Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps)
    • Transfer speeds: Read up to 540MB/s, Write up to 520MB/s
    • File System: exFAT (formatable to FAT32 too)
    • Power Supply: DC 5V (USB bus powered) Max. 900mA
    • Size: 80mm (3.15″) x 47mm (1.85″) x 11mm (0.43″)
    • Weight: 50g (1.8 oz)
    • Compatible with Windows 7 or later (32bit / 64bit), OS X 10.9 or later. For the compatibility with Android devices listed here.

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Sony Announces New SSD Series for Fast and Compact Data Storage

• Latest External Solid-State Drive can be used with a variety of USB Type-C compatible Android devices
• Back up photos quickly and easily with new tethering function to Sony Alpha cameras
• Very high data transfer speed, in a durable compact form

Sony is expanding its External Solid-State Drive (SSD) range with a brand new top of the range SL-E series. This new model is a stylish, high-capacity external SSD that is small enough to put in your pocket but powerful enough for high-speed and safe data transfer.

Designed with the needs of professionals such as architects, engineers and researchers in mind, the handy external solid-state drive is smaller than a credit card, so you can take it anywhere and with up to 960GB of storage you can keep all your important files with you all the time.

Compatible with wide range of devices

This SSD is equipped with compact and reversible USB Type-C ports for connection to all the latest mobile technology, as well as standard-A cables. Having both ports ensures usability with a wide range of devices including Mac and Windows PCs, Android smartphones and tablets.

The ideal tool for professional photography

The SL-E drive offers an excellent solution for digital photography professionals. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface offers a high capacity and ultrafast connection to your PC which makes it the perfect partner for high performance tethered shooting with cameras like the new Sony α7 III. Data transfer speeds up to 540MB/s (read) and 520MB/s (write) provide for fast backups, quick checks and retouching of images. This makes for a portable, durable drive which is very useful to have on shoot, as well as for other professionals who need to store and easily transport high amounts of data and need quick access to them.

Your data in safe hands

The SL-E drive utilizes flash memory with no moving parts inside increasing the shockproof capability and reducing the chance of mechanical breakdown of the unit and dreaded data loss. The drive also contains ENC DataVault Lite software, so you can have full security of your files.

This E Series has been designed with thoughtful elements such as a wave surface for grip and making it easy to find and easy-to-see access LED.

The Sony SL-E Drives are available from May 2018 and the pricing will be approximately 169 Euros for the 240GB version, approximately 289 Euros for the 480GB version and around 499 Euros for the 960GB version. USA Pricing and Availability to be announced.


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