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Sony’s New Ultra-Compact External SSD Drives – Your Credit Card-Sized Data Storage

Press Release   •  Nov 11, 2014 08:01 GMT

  • Ultra-Compact and light: 78.2 x 37 x 9.4 mm weighing 35g
  • Stylish and Robust: hairline-finish aluminium casing
  • High speed transfer rates: min. 290MB/s* reading speed

With the launch of the SL-BG1 and SL-BG2, Sony introduces a fast and safe, external storage space expansion for your mobile office – all in a pocket-friendly size. The SL-BG2 packs 256GB, whilst the SL-BG1 has 128GB of storage space, enough capacity especially for ultrabook users to save all important documents.

Take your files wherever you go

Sony’s new external solid state drives have an ultra-compact body that can be best compared with a credit card, allowing you to take your data in your pocket wherever you go. Combining the solid state technology with a hairline finished aluminium casing makes the SL-BG2 & SL-BG1 incredibly robust. This case helps to minimise possible damage from vibration, shock and heat thus contributing to the longevity of the product, while giving the storage media device a premium look with a clean and stylish design.

Ultra-fast data transfer with SSD & USB 3.0

With the use of SSD the SL-BG1 and SL-BG2 are accessible instantly. Boasting high speed transfer rates of a minimum 290MB/s* in reading mode through a USB 3.0 connection.

The included utility software Password Protection Manager and the Backup Manager, further ensure a secure and efficient way to store your important data, ensuring peace of mind if the device falls into the wrong hands or your ultrabook fails.

The SL-BG2 and SL-BG1 are available in black and metallic-silver for pre-order now from  

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* Based on Sony internal testing. Write speed lower. Actual speed varies based on measurement conditions.

Selected technical specifications

Model name SL-BG1 SL-BG2
Capacity 128GB 256GB
Color Black, Silver Black, Silver
Interface USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ×1 USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ×1
Port type USB 3.0 Micro-B connector USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
Interface Transfer Rate Max. 5Gbps(USB 3.0)

Max. 480Mbps(USB2.0)

Max. 5Gbps(USB 3.0)

Max. 480Mbps(USB2.0)

File System NTFS NTFS
Power Supply DC 5V (USB bus powered) DC 5V (USB bus powered)
Power Consumption Max. 4.5W Max. 4.5W
Operating Current Max. 900mA Max. 900mA
Compatible devices Windows PC, Macintosh Windows PC, Macintosh
Supported OS Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit), Windows 7(32bit/64bit), Windows Vista(32bit/64bit)

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit), Windows 7(32bit/64bit), Windows Vista(32bit/64bit)

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Dimensions (Approx. W x H x D) without protrusions 78.2 x 37 x 9.4 mm 78.2 x 37 x 9.4 mm
Weights (Approx.) 35g 35g
PC Software for Windows (pre-loaded) Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager
Supplied Accesary USB 3.0 Standard-A to USB 3.0 Micro-B cable (30cm) USB 3.0 Standard-A to USB 3.0 Micro-B cable (30cm)

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world.  Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $75 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.  Sony Global Web Site:

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