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Sony brings you a wonderful storage device in the all new HD-EG5/B 2.5 Inch 500 GB external hard disk which comes with a decent storage capacity and reliable security features to meet your storage demands with great ease and efficiency. The hard disk is precisely designed to suit the likes of business professionals and entertainment enthusiasts alike as it provides enough space to help you store all your favourite movies, songs, videos, pictures and other important office data. Featuring a sleek, ultra-portable body, the hard disk boasts of great portability and proves to be an ideal travel companion anywhere you go. Reliable and dependable, the hard disk offers complete protection for all your valuable data using its various security features.
The external hard disk from Sony is trendy and comes with a gorgeous design that is sure to grab attention anywhere you go with its awe-inspiring looks and feel. Sleek and compact, the hard disk comes with stylishly finished exteriors that sport a brushed metal pattern, which lends it a highly pleasing cosmetic appearance and feel. You can handle the device with great ease and comfort as the edges are beautifully curved. The hard disk is also reasonably strong for a sleek device and allows rough usage to a certain extent. You can carry the hard disk anywhere you go as it is extremely light and weighs only 220 g, which is a lot less when you look at other conventional models available today. The sturdy casing helps protect the interiors of the hard disk from any damage. You can also slip the gadget easily into your shirt or jacket pockets as it measures only 80 x 16 x 126 mm in dimensions.
Performance and Features
When it comes to storage capacity, the Sony HD-EG5/B external hard disk is highly reliable as it comes with an adequate 500 GB memory which should be more than sufficient for a large amount of data. You can easily store thousands of movies, music and pictures without worrying about space constraints. The USB 3.0 interface is highly indispensable as it enhances the transfer speed to a certain extent. You can access and transfer data at amazing speeds as the hard drive has amazing data transfer speeds, which allows you to share data with other compatible devices in no time. The hard drive is a brilliant performer with its incredible speed and storage capacity. The external hard disk is capable of a transfer speed of 5 GB/s for USB 3.0 interface, and a speed of 480 Mb/s for USB 2.0 interface.
You do not require any drivers to install and use this device as it features a simple plug and play method. The hard drive is ready to use once you connect to it a compatible interface, and you can start working with your files efficiently. You can also use this hard drive on a variety of platforms which provide easy and instant access to this storage device. These include Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 as far as Windows operating systems are concerned. The hard disk can also be used on Mac OS X v10.4, Mac OS X v10.5, Mac OS X v10.6, Mac OS X v10.7, but however, these platforms support only a USB 2.0 interface. The hard drive provides extra-large storage capacity to help you backup all your files with great ease. Other requirements include a 256 MB RAM, a Pentium III 450 MHz Processor, 3x Faster Transfer Speed with Data Transfer Accelerator software, an operating temperature of 5Deg C - 40Deg C and a storage temperature of -20Deg C - 60Deg C.
The security of your priceless personal data is extremely vital and the Sony 500 GB external hard disk does not disappoint on that account as it comes with reliable security measures to help protect your valuable data, which may include hundreds of personal and confidential data. The hard disk comes packed with a Data Transfer Accelerator, Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager and FAT32 Formatter to make life simple and convenient for you. The 256-bit AES Data Encryption helps protect all your data from any unauthorized users. On the whole, this hard drive is an ideal travel companion for those in search of a well-priced storage device that comes with great style and features in one attractive package.
|Software||Data Transfer Accelerator, Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager, FAT32 Formatter|
|Type||Portable External Hard Drive|
|Encryption||256-bit AES Data Encryption|
|OS Supported||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4, Mac OS X v10.5, Mac OS X v10.6, Mac OS X v10.7(Mac OS supports only USB 2.0)|
|Transfer Speed||USB 2.0: 480 Mbps, USB 3.0: 5 Gbps|
|External Power Required||No|
|Features||Other Requirements: 256 MB RAM, Pentium III 450 MHz Processor, 3x Faster Transfer Speed with Data Transfer Accelerator software, Operating Temperature : 5Deg C - 40Deg C, Storage Temperature : -20Deg C - 60Deg C|
|Dimensions||80 x 16 x 126 mm|
|Warranty Summary||3 Years Domestic Warranty|
|Warranty Service Type||Carry In|
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Mar 30, 2015
Sony has superb Service
Aug 2, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Superb product and Service
Jun 26, 2014
May 31, 2014
good product but lacks that premium feel
Mar 14, 2012
Sony 500GB black USB3 HDD-Is fast even on usb2, even without extra software:
Mar 28, 2012
Reasonable product... but BEWARE!Great product on the whole... no complaints about its working, though I must say, the interface is quite crude. For example, in Windows, when you copy stuff from one location to another, in case there are items with the same names already present in the target folder, you can either skip or replace, and Windows gives you the option to "repeat this option for all remaining items". That option is not available here, which means, if there are 50 conflicts, you have to click 50 times to either skip or replace the file. This, I thought, was quite primitive, especially for a back-up device that will… (Expand)
Mar 31, 2013
Sony always rocks...It took just 2 days to receive the hard drive. Sony always rocks (own PS3, Home theatre and LCD) and same is with the external hard disk too, compatible with almost every device and the speed is also good.
Mar 28, 2013
Good one from SonyI bought this one from local store in Kolkata at 3645/-the reason why I didnt bought from FK I Can't state here as its a review section and if I write anything apart from review my comments would be deleted So Now wrt to hdd its seems nyc uptil now,,,, the body is built of metal.speeds are average and good .With accelarator s/w its just a wow with whooping speed,I will give a more performance detailed review after using it for couple of months.But I really feel sorry for FK bcoz I was a first time customer and they lost me.With terms of heating the first when I plugged in It got a little heate… (Expand)
Dec 29, 2012
Nice one, I recommendRecently bought this through flipkart. Flipkart gave as usual quick delivery. In my brief experience, the pros and cons of this little hd drive are
Nov 26, 2012
Awesome product!I was skeptical buying something Sony doesn't really manufacture or have before. Sure there's a different HDD inside, but SONY has improved it tremendously.
Feb 12, 2012
SUPERB PRODUCT............................I GOT THE HARDISK WITHIN TWO DAYS ITSELF AND IT HAS A VERY GOOD METTALIC BUILT QUALITY AND SPEED IS ALSO VERY GOOD , I AM GETTING AROUND 42 MBps on usb 2.0.
May 25, 2012
best among all"i've bought this hard disc just 10 days ago n today 150/- rs. hike in price..that shows it's rising demand. it's having both pro n cons
Mar 30, 2015
Sony has superb ServiceI have been using this HDD for past yr or more, it is just superb, excellent transfer speed of upto 105 MB/s on USB 3.0 & a decent speed of 45 MB/s on USB 2.0 port.
Aug 2, 2014
Just Excellent!Sleek, small and comes loaded with necessary software. I would gladly recommend this to anyone looking for a 500GB Hard drive, and its not just me, all my friends who brought this would say the same.