Sony said two new solid state drives in its G series of recording media, with capacities of 480 GB ($287) and 960 GB ($539), will be shipping in May.

Sony measures the longevity of the drives in terms of TBW, short for terabytes written. The 960 GB drive is rated for up to 2400 TBW, Sony said, while the smaller 460 TB drive can reach 1200 TBW. If the drive is filled with data five times a week, that would translate to about 10 years of use, the company said.

G series SSDs are designed for stable, sustained high-bit-rate 4K video recording, Sony said, specifying that they can record 4K 60p video encoded using ProRes 422 HQ to an Atomos Shogun Inferno without dropping frames.

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