We all know that time is money, and that the quicker we can get done importing and editing our pictures, the quicker we can be back out behind the camera making more images. There are plenty of USB hubs on the market, but like many things, they are not all created equally. If you want to get your hands on the fastest USB UHS-II Hub in the world (according to Sony), you’ll only have to wait a few short months as Sony has just announced that their new MRW-S3 Hub will hit stores this fall alongside some new Tough SD cards. Join us after the break for more details.
Before we take a look at the Sony MRW-S3, let’s take a quick look at the new SD cards that Sony has announced. There will be two new models joining the Tough line up of cards; The SF-M, and the SF-E. The SF-M cards are for photographers who shoot in the harshest conditions around.
Sony claims that this card is 18 times stronger than standard SD cards (when subjected to 10N of force) and that it has the highest-grade water-proofing and dust-proofing that can be used in this technology. The SF-M SD cards will be able to provide high-speed data transfers of up to 277MB/s read speeds, and 150MB/s write speeds.
The SF-E SD Cards that have also just been announced are conventional SD cards that will offer photographers a cheaper alternative when it comes to high-speed data transfer as they have the same read, and write speeds as the SF-M line. The only difference is that the SF-E cards do not offer the same levels of protection, or water, and dust proofing. Both the SF-M and SF-E SD cards will provide file rescue software which will support both macOS and Windows. Both card series will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. No prices have been announced yet.
The Sony MRW-S3 USB hub is the world’s fastest UHS-II hub (according to Sony). The MRW-S3 hub supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology which will allow for data transfers of speeds up to 1000MB/s. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 connections should help photographers and content creators get the fastest transfer speeds possible. The Sony MRW-S3 can also receive up to 100W of USB Power Delivery, which should ensure stable connections between the hub and the connected devices. The HDMI output can support transfers of 4K video at 30 frames per second.
The Sony MRW-S3 USB Hub is made from aluminum, and it has a wave surface to prevent scratches. The grip should make handling the USB hub easy and will enable to user to connect and disconnect devices quickly. If you’re worried about carrying extra weight, don’t be. The MRW-S3 weighs only 0.20lbs (95g). The Sony MRW-S3 hub and the two new SD cards will be available this fall, though no prices have been announced for any of the items just yet. For more information, you can visit the official Sony website