Holy crap, Sony has jumped on the SSD train? Since when?!
I kid of course, the Japanese tech giant tried its hand in external SSDs a while back. With the launch of the SLW-M series, the company is looking to make some splash around the globe and get its cut of pie in the SSD market.
The MLW-M series focuses mostly on consumer needs. Equipped with the Phison PS 3310-S10 controller and Toshiba’s A19nm TLC NAND, the MLW-M Series is rated to have a maximum sequential read/write of 560MB/s and 5300MB/s respectively. The Phison S10 + Toshiba A19 TLC combo is a common pairing found in many of today’s consumer-oriented SATA SSDs.
The drive will come in capacities of 240GB and 480GB.
Sony has yet to announce an official price point for the SLW-M, but we hope it will be competitive given the saturation of the SSD market in the west.