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Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Drive

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Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Drive Price: Rs.3999

Key Features

  • Connectivity: USB 3.0

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.

Build

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.

Special Features

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.

Specifications of Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Drive

General Specifications
Brand Sony
Capacity 500 GB
Connectivity USB 3.0
Dimensions 80 x 16 x 126 mm
Encryption 256-bit AES Data Encryption
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
Form Factor Portable
Model HD-EG5/B
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)
Part Number HD-EG5/B
External Power Required No
Size 2.5 inch
Software Data Transfer Accelerator, Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager, FAT32 Formatter
Transfer Speed USB 2.0: 480 Mbps, USB 3.0: 5 Gbps
Type Portable
Weight 220 g
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Warranty Summary 3 Years Domestic Warranty
Warranty Service Type Carry In
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Reviews of Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500 GB External Hard Drive

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★★★★★
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Mahesh N
14 Mar 2012
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Sony 500GB black USB3 HDD

-Is fast even on usb2, even without extra software:
Sequential Read : 35.025 MB/s
Sequential Write : 30.664 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 21.824 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 29.611 MB/s
(as per crystal diskmark).

-Software comes on the drive itself, no cd included.
-Usb3 single cable given(no Y-cable)
-fingerprint magnet in spite of brushed metal finish.
-inside HDD is Seagate
-silent, and LED is also very soft, so it will not be an irritation even if working in the dark.
-It comes preformatted as NTFS, if you want to use with TV, other media devices, you will have to reformat as...
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-Is fast even on usb2, even without extra software:
Sequential Read : 35.025 MB/s
Sequential Write : 30.664 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 21.824 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 29.611 MB/s
(as per crystal diskmark).

-Software comes on the drive itself, no cd included.
-Usb3 single cable given(no Y-cable)
-fingerprint magnet in spite of brushed metal finish.
-inside HDD is Seagate
-silent, and LED is also very soft, so it will not be an irritation even if working in the dark.
-It comes preformatted as NTFS, if you want to use with TV, other media devices, you will have to reformat as...
-Is fast even on usb2, even without extra software:
Sequential Read : 35.025 MB/s
Sequential Write : 30.664 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 21.824 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 29.611 MB/s
(as per crystal diskmark).

-Software comes on the drive itself, no cd included.
-Usb3 single cable given(no Y-cable)
-fingerprint magnet in spite of brushed metal finish.
-inside HDD is Seagate
-silent, and LED is also very soft, so it will not be an irritation even if working in the dark.
-It comes preformatted as NTFS, if you want to use with TV, other media devices, you will have to reformat as FAT32 either with windows or the included software.

100% of 17 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Joshua Sikhamani
28 Mar 2012
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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 dev... ()

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 dev...
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, typically, handle thousands of files at a time.

Apart from this, it's a great device. Speed is not bad, either.

Update (March 2014):
One year down the line, my HDD started giving me trouble... it was not being detected by my comp. I tried changing the cable, but that did not work. I took it to the Sony service centre, where they informed me that they DO NOT repair HDDs; neither would they replace it because it had completed 1 year since purchase, THOUGH FLIPKART CLEARLY MENTIONS A 3-YEAR WARRANTY.

Armed with the screen shot and printout of my flipkart order, I went back and threatened to go to the consumer court if they did not resolve the problem, after which they reluctantly replaced the device with a new one. I had given this 4 stars earlier, but I HAVE to deduct a star for my lousy experience with Sony.

7 of 10 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Abhineet Singh
28 Mar 2013
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Good one from Sony

I 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 he... ()

I 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 he...
I 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 heated up but from 2nd time onwards its seems that its not heating up much now.Aparat from that i am able to connect it to my Sony led tv and its getting detectd and I can play my movies directly now.So thanks to Sony.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
RAJARAJAN SRINIVASAN
29 Dec 2012
Nice one, I recommend

Recently bought this through flipkart. Flipkart gave as usual quick delivery. In my brief experience, the pros and cons of this little hd drive are
pros:
1. The brand 'sony' trusted for quality
2. Nice metallic look, looks strong too
3. The password protection s/w is very nice
4. 3 years warranty
5. Price
cons:
1. A bit slow in usb 2.0
2. Very simple design

overall I think this is a good choice if someone want to make a safe selection without any experimentations, sony is well known for its minimum guarantee in all its products, they would never disappoint the customers with a poor product.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Rohit Bhatia
26 Nov 2012
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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.

I have used other HDD brands before and this one was more than just satisfactory.

Better performance, Good solid build quality unlike the plasticky ones, slick loking (if that one is in your criteria).

Its worth shelling out couple of hundred bucks more than its competitors when buying such a product

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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Sriram Prasath
02 Aug 2014
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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. (View complete review)

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SRINIDHI
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Superb product and Service

It works very effectively with a transfer or copying speed of 55-60Mbps on port 3 and 20-40mbps on port 2
The product as it's on brand Sony works exceptionally awesome

And the services provided by flipkart are just awesome...!!!
I give 9.5/10 for the product and 10/10 for its service
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Giri
26 Jun 2014
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Goood!!!!!!!!!!!

its a nice product to use... thanx to sony...
its usage like a pen drive and a very good portabke device to have..
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Shirish Dutta
31 May 2014
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good product but lacks that premium feel

I bought this to complement my macbook air color wise and because of the aluminium body,, however it doesnt stant in front of mac in terms of finish quality, but does the job nyways (View complete review)

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Himani
08 May 2014
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SONY -AS USUAL ROCKS

Sony is well known for its quality but Flipkart made its trust by providing it genuinely with all its parts carefully and true with original bill. product is running good.
it is totally worth against 1 tb from other company providing at same cost.
Sony is the company on which you can rely on !!!
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