I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. will release the " SSPG-USC series ", a business-card-sized USB 3.1 shock-resistant portable SSD at the end of November.
funglr Games has previously introduced the "SSPH-UT Series", "SSPH-UA Series", and "SSPX-GC Series" portable gaming SSDs from I-O DATA. This time, the model number and design of the new SSPG-USC series has been completely redesigned.
From "pocket size" to "business card size
The previous "SSPH-UT series" and "SSPH-UA series" were approximately 80 x 80 mm square, but the new "SSPG-USC series" is approximately 58 x 88 mm rectangle, which is exactly the size of a business card, since a typical business card is 91 x 55 mm. The new "SSPG-USC series" is a rectangle of approximately 58 x 88 mm.
The new "SSPG-USC series" is a rectangle of about 58 x 88 mm, which is exactly the size of a business card. It would fit in a business card case in a business bag.
Even faster read/write speeds
Compared to SSDs in previous series, both read and write speeds have evolved.
The SSPH-UA series has a read speed of approximately 440 MB/s and write speed of approximately 430 MB/s.
The SSPX-GC series has read and write speeds of approximately 450 MB/s and 440 MB/s, respectively, and the SSPG-U series has read and write speeds of approximately 430 MB/s and 430 MB/s.
The "SSPG-USC series" has a read speed of approximately 530MB/s and a write speed of approximately 460MB/s. The "SSPG-USC series" has evolved a step further.
Incidentally, only the 500GB model is even faster, with a write speed of approximately 490MB/s. This is compared to the initial PS4 model.
Compared to the early PS4 models, the 500GB model can reduce loading time by 65% (68% for PS4 Pro), and the appeal of being able to easily expand and speed up the system with just a USB connection is still alive and well.
The new model also surpasses the "SSPX-GC series" of the company's GigaCrysta E.A.G.L. gaming device brand, so expectations are high for this new model.
The "SSPX-GC series" is introduced in the following article.
Ruggedness that meets MIL standards
Durability is a concern when carrying the device in a bag or pocket.
The "SSPG-USC series" has been tested in accordance with the performance test (MIL-STD) adopted for military products by the U.S. Department of Defense, in which the product is dropped multiple times from a height of 122 cm, and it seems to have passed this test.
This was also the case with the previous "SSPH-UT series" and "SSPH-UA series," so it can be said that the SSD has proven robustness.
Check SSD usage with "Diagnostic Mirrell".
Comparing the lifespan of HHDs and SSDs, SSDs are generally considered to have a longer lifespan, but compared to HDDs, which gradually deteriorate, SSDs break down at once. However, compared to HDDs, which gradually deteriorate, SSDs break down at the same time.
The "SSPG-USC series" has a dedicated Windows application "Diagnostic Mirel" to check the usage status of SSDs. By using this application to periodically diagnose SSDs to determine when they need to be replaced, users can prevent data loss by continuing to use SSDs without remembering when to renew them. It seems that HDD diagnosis can also be performed in the same way.
Price and release date
The "SSPG-USC series" is scheduled to ship at the end of November and will be priced at 12,200 yen (excluding tax) for 500GB, 21,200 yen (excluding tax) for 1TB, and 38,900 yen (excluding tax) for 2TB.
The 500GB hard drive can be purchased at the manufacturer's direct sales price at the manufacturer's direct sales site "ioPLAZA ".
The direct sales price is 12,200 yen (including tax) for 500GB, 20,878 yen (including tax) for 1TB, and 38,280 yen (including tax) for 2TB, with a discount on top of the tax price and a 10% point rebate. This seems to be a very affordable option at the time of release.
For details, please check the "SSPG-USC series" product page.
|SSPG-USC series" Specifications|
|Operating environment|| Models equipped with either USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) or USB 2.0 port
Including models equipped with either USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) or USB 2.0 interface.
|Remarks|| To use with USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0), the USB port must be compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0). If not, it will operate as USB 2.0.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) operation has been confirmed with our USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) interface. Please contact each interface manufacturer for the operating environment.
* USB 3.1 Gen 1 is a notation of the standard updated from the conventional USB 3.0 and has the same specifications as USB 3.0.
|Supported models||Windows PC, Mac|
|Caution||It has been confirmed that some computers may not be recognized when the OS is started up with the device installed.
In such a case, please remove the device and reinsert it or install it after the computer has started up.
Lenovo ThinkPad T430S
Lenovo ThinkPad X230
|Supported models||PS4, PS4 Pro|
|Supported OS|| Windows 10 / Windows 10 (S mode)*1 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7
macOS 10.11 - 10.14
|Remarks|| 1 All attached applications are not supported.
* For details on supported OS for supported software, please refer to the download page of each software.
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) / USB 2.0 (MicroB connector) x 1|
|Power source||USB bus power|
|Installation conditions||Horizontal installation|
|External dimensions (main unit only)||Approx. 58 (W) x 88 (D) x 13 (H) mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (main unit only)||Approx. 42 g|
|Weight (when packed)||Approx. 140g|
|Operating temperature range||5 to 35°C|
|Operating humidity range||20 to 80% * No condensation|
|Standards and Regulations||VCCI Class B, RoHS compliant (10 substances)|
|Warranty Period||1 year warranty|
|Remarks|| Please download support software from our support library.
Suspend and Resume may not be available depending on the combination with the main unit used.
|Attachment||User's Manual, PS4 Connection Guide, USB Cable (C - C/30cm), USB Cable (A - C/30cm) * Can be used with USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) / USB 2.0.|
|Remarks||This product does not come with a support software CD-ROM. Please download software and other resources from our support library.|
Compared to the previous model, the new model seems to be well supported with USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatibility, both USB Type-A and Type-C. It can be used with the latest PCs such as Surface Go and MacBook equipped with USB Type-C without any problem.
Take comfort on the go with the "SSPG-USC series," a portable SSD with high capacity and high speed read/write speed in a sleeker style!