Sony has released details of two new G Series Professional 2.5-inch Solid State Drives (SSD) to suit external video recording devices.

Designed to accommodate the high capacities of 4K video streams, the new drives will be offered in 960GB (SV-GS96) and 480GB (SV-GS48) capacities and can be used in external video recording devices that are connected to camcorders or high-performance DSLRs. Solid state drives offer a far longer lifetime than magnetic drives and are more stable. Using Sony’s Error Correction Code technology, the 960GB G Series SSD achieves up to 2400 TBW (terabytes written), while the 480GB drive can reach 1200 TBW, resulting in less frequent replacement. According to Sony, 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 new drives can be easily removed from a recorder and connected to a computer for file downloading. Read speeds of  up to 550MB/s make editing easier and faster. The  G Series SSDs also offer data protection technology that keeps content secure and intact, even if a sudden power failure occurs. The new drives are scheduled for release in Europe in May. Even though we received the above information from Sony’s European Press Centre, these drives are not yet listed on Sony’s Australian website.