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Smart and useful application comes with Sony’s External Hard Drive for your peace of mind and ease of use!
Each application is available in a zipped format. Download and extract it in a proper location, such as Desktop, before installation.

IconData Transfer Accelerator* The application doesn´t support Windows 10

Application Updates

Date Version Description
2017/7/6 3.4.3.0 Improved the operation quality.
2016/7/21 3.03.01 - Improved the operational quality for uninstallation.
- Editorial correction in the help file.

Approx. 2 times faster data transfer to the External Hard Drive!

  • Windows-compatible application to accelerate reading and writing data from/to the External Hard Drive.
  • Support faster data transfer approx. 2 times to the External Hard Drive.
  • With just installing the application, high-speed is realized by optimizing and efficient way of transferring data to the External Hard Drive.

*Notes:

  • - The transfer speed/time may vary, depending on the number/size of files and PC performance.
  • - The following graphs show the results obtained under specific measurement conditions and there is no guarantee that the same results will be obtained in all users' operating environments.

Transfer files via USB 2.0, With application Data Transfer Accelerator 16sec, Without application Data Transfer Accelerator 30sec. Transfer files via USB 3.0, With application Data Transfer Accelerator 9sec, Without application Data Transfer Accelerator 19sec.

*Measurement conditions:

Tested under Sony measurement conditions, as of Aug, 2013
<Measurement method>
Measured the time to copy files* (2MB x 250 files = 500MB) stored on the PC's internal hard drive to the External Hard Drive
*Document, PDF, e-mail, etc.

PC CPU: Intel Core i7 640M 2.80GHz, RAM: 4.00GB, OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Internal Drive: Seagate ST9500325AS(NTFS Format)
External Hard Drive HD-EG5 (NTFS Format)

IconPassword Protection Manager

DownloadExtract the downloaded file before installation.* You need to use your computer to download this application.

  • file name: Password_Protection_Manager.zip
  • Size: 14.4 MB (15,160,302 bytes)

Application Updates

Date Version Description
2017/7/6 2.1.4.0 Improved the operation quality.

Secure your important data in/or away from home

  • Windows-compatible application to protect data on the External Hard Drive with a password.
  • Use the 256-bit AES encryption algorithm to protect data with strong security.
  • Allow you to use with not only your own PC but also other PCs, such as your friend's, to read and write data on the External Hard Drive by unlocking it. You can also divide to a protected data area and a non-protected data area.

Notes:

  • - The External Hard Drive cannot be used with other CE devices such as TV after it's locked by using this application.
  • - Please do not use this application together with other encryption applications for the External Hard Drive.

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IconBackup Manager

Application Updates

Date Version Description
2017/7/6 1.0.50.0 Improved the operation quality.

Easy and secure backup for your peace of mind

  • Windows-compatible application to backup data from a PC’s internal hard drive to the External Hard Drive.
  • Data on a PC's internal hard drive can be periodically (automatically) backed up to the External Hard Drive. By recognizing/backing up only modified/added data for minimizing necessary capacity, the backup time will be reduced. (Incremental backup method)

Note:

  • This application doesn't support backing up "Favorite" of Microsoft Edge.

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IconFAT32 Formatter

Application Updates

Date Version Description
2017/7/6 3.1.2.0 Improved the operation quality.

The External Hard Drive formatter for using with devices which support FAT32-formatted external hard drives

  • Windows-compatible application to format the External Hard Drive to FAT32.
  • Format the External Hard Drive from NTFS to FAT32 for using with PS3, etc.

*Notes:

  • - If a device with its own formatting function, please follow the corresponding instruction to format.
  • - Reformatting to FAT32 will delete ALL data stored on the External Hard Drive.

System Requirements

For ALL applications;

OS Windows 10 Home (32bit/64bit), Windows 10 Pro (32bit/64bit), Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit ), Windows 8.1 Pro (32bit/64bit ) ,Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) [Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate] Service Pack 1 or later
*Data Transfer Accelerator doesn´t support Windows 10
Display High Color (16-bit or higher),800x600 or higher
Memory 1 GB (or higher if recommended by your OS)
CPU 1 GHz processor (or higher if recommended by your OS)