Sony PSZ-HC1T 1TB Ruggedized Pro External Hard

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.

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The PSZ-HC1T ships inside a large protective plastic case that provides additional protecting when transporting or shipping the drive. Artistic types who are transferring projects to studios or post-production facilities will certainly appreciate that. So will backup experts. The list goes on. Kudos to Sony for even thinking about that. The company calls this a Pro drive, and it means it. The PSZ-HC1T ships with a heavy-duty plastic container that’s suitable for mailing or other iffy modes of transport. The PSZ-HC1T is a pro product and comes with 3 years warranty

Performance

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

Storage Capacity 1 TB
Connection Interface 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-C)
Maximum Read Speed 138 MB/s
Maximum Write Speed 138 MB/s
Pre-Format exFAT
Internal Drive
Internal Interface SATA (Unspecified)
Type Hard Disk Drive
Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
Form Factor 2.5″
External Enclosure
Bus Power USB
Active Power Consumption 4.5 W
Environmental Resistance Shock
IP Rating IP4X
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -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
Weight 0.8 lb / 380.0 g