Sony is introducing the MRW-S3 – the world’s fastest UHS-II SD/microSD card reader and USB Hub with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and up to 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD) and HDMI output capability support.
Sony has also introduced an addition to its TOUGH SD card range with the launch of the TOUGH SF-M series.
The UHS-II SD and microSD card reader handles everything from high-resolution RAW image files to 4K videos. It is also the fastest USB Hub supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 which provides ultra-high-speed data transfer of up to 1000MB/s. This brings out the full speed of each USB device so that professionals can make the most of their high-speed External SSDs.
In addition, the MRW-S3 can receive up to 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD) to ensure stable and reliable connections with USB devices. Users can be notified by the USB power level indicators if each port is ready to be connected at max power supply levels, eliminating worries of sudden disconnection due to poor power management.
The MRW-S3 has a HDMI output with 4K 30fps capabilities, to connect to external monitors without the hassle of carrying extra adaptors or sacrificing limited ports on your PC.
The powerful USB Hub has an aluminum body with a wave surface to prevent scratches, while the grip makes handling easier than ever, especially when connecting and disconnecting devices. The MRW-S3 weighs a mere 95g and comes with a detachable USB-C to USB-C cable for connecting to the host PC and helps prevent cable damage. This cable also can be used for connecting to USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices or to a USB PD AC adapter up to 100W, thanks to its embedded eMarker.
TOUGH SF-M series
Expanding on the TOUGH specification SD card, the SF-M series will be introduced and provides data transfer of up to 277MB/s read speed and 150MB/s write speed.
Sony says that the SF-M TOUGH specification SD card is 18x stronger than a standard SD card and has the highest-grade waterproof and dustproof levels. Additionally, a new conventional UHS-II SD card “SF-E” series will be introduced to provide users with a wider range of choice. It has fast transfer speeds of up to 270MB/s read and 120MB/s write.
Both the SF-M TOUGH specification SD card and SF-E series offer file rescue software, supporting both macOS and Windows, to help recovery data or photos accidentally deleted.
Both series will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
The MRW-S3, SF-M series and SF-E series will be available Fall 2019.