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.


Model NameAPS-SL2APS SM1
Form Factor2.5-inchM.2 2280
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Capacity120GB / 240GB120GB / 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


0°C – 70°C


0°C – 70°C
Dimensions100 x 70 x 7 mm80 x 22 x 2 mm

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)


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