Sony has unveiled the first external solid-state drive (SSD) made for consumer use. The stylish, ultra-compact and ultra-high speed SSD is as small as a credit card, weighs at just 35g, and is only 9.4mm thick, which should make bringing your data and files along with you wherever you go a breeze.

Featuring a stylish and durable metal body with anti-scratch hairline finish, the new external SSD is available in two different colours, ‘Cool Silver’ and ‘Noble Black’.

The new SSD comes with two storage capacities – 128GB and 256GB – giving you more than enough room to store and organise all your photos, videos, music, documents, and features a transfer rate of up to 450MB/s in reading mode, as well as USB3.0 compatibility, so you won’t have to wait long for your files to be completely transferred.

The SL-BG1 (128GB capacity) and SL-BG2 (256GB capacity) will be available at all Sony Stores and authorised outlets from July onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$199 and S$299, respectively.