Sony is expanding its professional media lineup with the introduction of two new G Series Professional Solid State Drives in 960GB (SV-GS96) and 480GB (SV-GS48) capacities.
These SSDs were designed to meet the need for external video recording devices docked to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs.
Using Sony's Error Correction Code technology, the 960GB G Series SSD achieves up to 2400 TBW (terabytes written), while the 460GB drive can reach 1200 TBW. 2400 TBW translates to about 10 years of use for the SV-GS96, if data is fully written to the drive an average of five times per week.
The drives are also designed for fast, stable data writing. They feature built-in technology preventing sudden speed decreases, while ensuring stable recording of high bitrate 4K video without frame dropping.
When paired with the necessary connection cables, the new G Series drives can be removed from a recorder and connected to a computer for file downloading, making editing easier with read speeds up to 550MB/s.
G Series SSDs also offer data protection technology that keeps content secure and intact, even if a sudden power failure occurs. To add to the drive's stability, it features a durable connector which withstands extreme repeated insertion and removal up to 3000 times - or 6 times more tolerance than standard SATA connectors - even in harsh conditions.
Sony's SSD G Series is planned to be available May 2017 at suggested retail prices of $539 for SV-GS96 and $287 for SV-GS48.