Sony has announced the sleek and elegant HD-S1A, the world’s slimmest 1TB Portable HDD[1] currently available in the market. With its premium, high quality and durable design, the HD-S1A is the perfect companion for the polished executive who needs a storage device on-the-go.

HD-S1A (1)

Fitting nicely in your pocket or laptop sleeve, the HD-S1A weighs just 155g and as thin as 8.7mm. In line with Sony’s aesthetic of clean and stylish designs, the HDD is cased with an aluminium hairline finish, and features the signature sparkling diamond-cut Sony logo. The HD-S1A will come in two colours, black and silver, for any discerning business professional.

HD-S1A (5)

Aside from its stunning looks, the external HDD provides high usability and security thanks to a host of smart utility software packed into its diminutive size. Password Protection Manager will ensure that your data is protected should the device fall in the wrong hands, while Backup Manager automatically backs up the data stored in your PC, and is capable of selective backup of modified or added data. Lastly, Data Transfer Accelerator enables faster data transfer from the PC by reducing transfer time by half via the USB 3.0 cable.

The new 1TB Slim HDD HD-S1A, in both black and silver colours, will be available at all Sony Stores and Sony Centre from July 2014 at the recommended retail price of S$159. 

Specifications Sheet

Model HD-S1A
Colour Black and Silver, 2 colours
Capacity 1TB
Usable Capacity 998,895,000,000 (Byte)
Interface USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ×1
Port type USB 3.0 Micro-B connector
Interface Transfer Rate Max. 5Gbps(USB 3.0)

Max. 480Mbps(USB2.0)

File System NTFS
Power Supply DC 5V (USB bus powered)
Power Consumption Max. 4.5W
Operating Current Max. 900mA
Operating Temperature +5 ~ +40? (Non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -20?~+60? (Non-condensing)
Compatible devices Windows PC


Supported OS Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)

Windows 7(32bit/64bit)


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Dimension 79 x 8.7 x 117 mm
Weights 155g
Bundle Software Data Transfer Accelerator

Backup Manager

Password Protection Manager

FAT32 Formatter

[1] As of July 1st, 2014. Among 1TB external HDDs. Based on Sony survey.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Sony Electronics Asia Pacific and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

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