Pioneer today announced the launch of its new APS-SL2 and solid-state drives as part of an expanding portfolio of IT and consumer electronics products. It did surprised us a little, as the company is well-known for its premium electronics and audio-visual innovations – not for their IT related product at least.

Pioneer APS-SL2 and APS-SM1-1 SSD (1)

The newly-introduced Internal SSD Series are designed for high reliability and low power consumption, along with anti-shock and anti-vibration protection. In addition, it also supports S.M.A.R.T. feature, garbage collection, and advanced LDPC error-correction capability to ensure data security and stability. All these, are pretty much the features we’ll find on most consumer grade SSD nowadays.

Both the APS-SL2 and APS-SM1 SSD is based on the best-in-class TLC NAND flash memory and SLC cache technology. Based on the specification provided, the SSDs are capable of sequential read and write performance of up to 500MB/s and 400MB/s, respectively.

Specifications

Model Name APS-SL2 APS SM1
Form Factor 2.5-inch M.2 2280
Interface SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 120GB / 240GB 120GB / 240GB
Max. Sequential

Read Speed

Up to 500MB/s

 

Up to 500MB/s
Max. Sequential

Write Speed

Up to 400MB/s

 

Up to 400MB/s
Operating

Temperature

0°C – 70°C

 

0°C – 70°C
Dimensions 100 x 70 x 7 mm 80 x 22 x 2 mm
Weight 35g 9g

Pioneer’s Internal SSD Series products will be available in 120GB and 240GB capacities in 2.5-inch SSD format (APS-SL2) and M.2 2280 form factor (APS-SM1).

As for product warranty, both the APS-SL2 and APS-SM1 are backed by three-year limited warranty.
Pioneer APS-SL2 and APS-SM1 (2)