Sony has just released its first ever range of external hard drives offering up to 500GB of space to store videos, photos, documents and digital music.
The new HD-PG5 series connects via USB with compatible BRAVIA models, allowing
direct recording of HD television programmes from the TV's tuner or connected
cable/satellite service. The supplied USB adaptor cable also allows 'PC-free'
transfers of video footage from compatible Handycam camcorders with Direct Copy
function, including the new DCR-SX21E and DCR-SR21.
PlayStation 3 users can also connect the hard drive via USB and view stored AVCHD
videos and photos via the 'Filmy' application - with no PC needed.
Available in a choice of black or white finishes and weighing 180g, the drive
co-ordinate beautifully with a PC, BRAVIA or PlayStation 3. The smoothly-contoured
case is finished in a scratch-resistant paint layer, while a single blue LED
Connection to your PC is via a single USB cable, with no separate power adaptor
needed. The drive also support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed.
All HD-PG5 models are ready to use with a suite of security and backup
applications. Password Protection Manager software uses 256-bit security to
safeguard files against unauthorised access. Backup Manager software takes care of
protecting files with automated scheduled backups.
Supplied FAT32 Formatter software allows re-formatting of the drive from NTFS, to
support Direct Copy function with Handycam or playback with PlayStation 3.
The new HD-PG5 series of 500GB external hard drives by Sony is available from mid
July 2011 in United Kingdom, France and Germany only.
Disk size: 2.5 inch
USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ?1
Transfer Rate: Max. 5Gbps (USB 3.0) / Max. 480Mbps (USB2.0)
Supported OS: Windows 7 32bit/64bit), Windows Vista 32bit/64bit); Windows XP; Mac
OS X 10.4 or later (NB: Mac OS supports only USB2.0)
File System: NTFS [model HD-PG5U: FAT32]
Package Dimension (Approx. W x H x D): 80x16x126mm
Package Weight (Approx.): 180g
PC Software (pre-loaded): Data Transfer Accelerator, Backup Manager, Password
Protection Manager, FAT32 Formatter
Cable: USB3.0 cable (60cm) Standard-A to Micro-B [Model HD-PG5U only: supplied
cable length 1m / includes supplied USB adaptor cable for Handycam ]