Review of SONY 256GB USB 3.0 Ext SSD SL-BG2
bt 17 Aug 2015

USB sticks are common place these days but they are somewhat limited in it’s size. With the SONY 256GB SL-BG2, it bridges both compact design and SSD within a USB 3.0 compartment almost the size of a credit card.

It is ultra compact and is just 35 grams and 9.4mm thin finished in a brushed aluminium of black of silver. This device uses the USB 3.0 connector for transfer between PC/MAC/ It promises a 290MB/s reading speed.

As it is a SSD, the device is cool compared to an external conventional USB HDD. This also make it more reliable as there are no moving parts. The device also comes with a
backup manager software allows you to backup data from your PC or Laptop with minimal effort. It also tracks the files and do incremental backups.

See the unboxing video on page 2


Capacity 256GB
File System NTFS
Dimension (W x H x D) Approx. 37 x 9.4 x 78.2mm (without protrusions)
Weight Approx. 35g
USB Port USB 3.0/USB 2.0 x1
Port Type USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
Transfer Rate (Max) 5Gbps (USB 3.0), 480Mbps (USB2.0)
Supported Operating System Windows 8.1(32bit/64bit), Windows 8(32bit/64bit), Windows 7(32bit/64bit), Windows Vista(32bit/64bit), Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Power Supply DC 5V (USB bus powered)
Power Consumption Max. 4.5W
Operating Instructions Yes
Cable USB 3.0 Standard-A to USB 3.0 Micro-B cable (30cm)
Services Support Period 3 years
Operating System Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)[Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro], Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)[Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro], Windows 7 (32bit/64bit)[Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate], Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)[Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate]
Display High Color (more than 16bit), 800×600 pixels or more
Memory 256MB or more (If OS recommends more, the memory size is required)
CPU Pentium III 450MHz or faster (If OS recommends more, the CPU is required)

Price  $262.20 on Amazon
Price  £160.41 on Amazon UK

By Harry