The Sony PSZ-HC1T USB 3.1 External Hard Drive is a portable and durable drive built with a tough silicon housing designed to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. It has a 1TB storage capacity and features both USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C interfaces for compatibility with a wide range of devices. The USB Type-A cable is built-in for your convenience and can be stored within the drive when not needed. For a Type-C connection, you will have to use your own cable. After connecting the drive, you’ll be able to transfer data quickly at speeds of up to 138 MB/s. Moreover, it’s preformatted as exFAT, which allows you to use it with both Windows and Mac systems. To help you manage your data, Sony’s Memory Media Utility Software is pre-installed on the drive.
Design and features
The PSZ-HC1T is larger and heavier than the average 2.5-inch external hard drive, measuring approximately 6.6 x 4 x 1.2 inches and weighing 13.5 ounces. This is due to the heavy-duty rubberized jacket, as well as the captive USB cable with its Type-A connector, but there’s undoubtedly some internal shock absorption.
Along with the the captive cable, there’s also a USB Type-C port hidden beneath a captive rubber plug. The PSZ-HC1T is not waterproof, but the jacket and plug will certainly help ward off problems caused by spilled beverages, etc.
Sony claims a transfer rate of 138MBps on the PSZ-HC1T’s box, as well as a decently fast performance results for a USB hard drive. The PSZ-HC1T was also formatted in exFAT for cross-platform compatibility.
The PSZ-HC1T is a decent performer, but it’s the drive’s relatively high tolerance for abuse, its handy captive cable, and its robust shipping box that make it noteworthy. Little usability perks like those go a long way toward user satisfaction, even given that you’re paying more.
Sony PSZ-HC1T//C Specs
|1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C)
|Maximum Read Speed
|Maximum Write Speed
|Hard Disk Drive
|Active Power Consumption
|41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
|-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
|Dimensions (L x W x H)
|6.6 x 4.1 x 1.2″ / 168.0 x 103.2 x 29.4 mm
|0.8 lb / 380.0 g