Smaller than a credit card, weighing only 50g but with a high storage capacity of up to 960 MB - this is how Sony introduced the new mobile SSD SL-E. The SSD sits in a ribbed metal case and comes with USB-C and Type C to A cables. With the new tethering function, Sony Alpha cameras can directly save their image data on the SL-E SSD.
To meet the speed of the SSD, the SL-E is equipped with a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) interface via which data can be transferred at up to 540 MB/s (read) or 520 MB/s (write) - unfortunately the maximum theortical 10 GBit/s (1,250 MB/s) of the interface are not used up to the limit.
The exFAT formatted Sony SL-E is compatible with Windows 7/8/10, OS X and Android smartphones and tablets.
The SL-E will soon be available and will come in three versions with different memory sizes: for around 170 Euro with 240GB (SL-EG2), for around 290 Euro with 480GB (SL-EG5) and for around 500 Euro with 960GB memory (SL-E1).