Sony has decided to delve in to the world of external USB drives with the company’s first USB 3.0 drive and introduced its first external hard drive, the HD-PG5, which is designed for use with Sony Bravia TVs, Playstation 3 and of course PC, Mac and Laptop. Sony HD-PG5U USB 3.0 drive is finished with a scratch-resistant paint to ensure that when you’re traveling around it’s not going to get easily scratched and has 500GB of storage and will work with Windows, as well as being compatible with Mac OS X…………….
Sony has announced its first ever external hard drive which will allow you record TV shows directly, transfer video from your Handycam and even watch films and photos via your PlayStation 3 and who already have their homes kitted out with all the latest Sony tech, the HD-PG5 series of external hard drives brings everything together rather nicely. The first ever range of external hard drives from Sony keep your precious data safe, while offering a range of exciting new home entertainment experiences. With a generous capacity of 500GB, the new HD-PG5 series offers plenty of space to store and safeguard your videos, photos, documents, digital music and more. The HD-PG5U 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 easy 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 connect the hard drive via USB and view stored AVCHD videos and photos via the Filmy application with no PC needed.
It will be available in a choice of black or white finishes and weighing a travel-friendly 180g, the stylish drives co-ordinate beautifully with your PC, BRAVIA or PlayStation 3. The smoothly-contoured case is finished in a scratch-resistant paint layer that keeps your drive looking good for longer. The minimalist design is enhanced by a single blue LED that indicates drive activity. Connection to your PC is via a single USB cable, with no separate power adaptor needed. Support for USB 3.0 SuperSpeed assures blazing data transfers up to 3x with compatible PCs. Even if you’re connected via USB 2.0, pre-loaded Data Transfer Accelerator software also doubles effective transfer rates to slash backup times when you’re in a hurry. All HD-PG5 models are ready to use with a generous suite of security and backup applications. Easy-to-use Password Protection Manager software uses powerful 256-bit security to safeguard your files against unauthorised access. Just key in your personal password to lock or unlock data when the HD-PG5UB is connected to any PC. Backup Manager software takes care of protecting your precious files with automated scheduled backups. 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.
- 500GB portable external hard drives with stylish design
- High-speed transfers via USB3.0 with supplied Data Transfer Accelerator software
- Record HDTV programmes from BRAVIA via USB connection
- Direct Copy from Handycam camcorders (HD-PG5U)
- Includes Password Protection Manager, Backup Manager and FAT32 Formatter software