Sony has launched its new MRW-S3 USB-C hub, which the company claims delivers the “world’s fastest” data transfer and charging yet.

The MRW-S3 is aimed at professional photographers, videographers and creators that own a notebook or desktop with at least one free USB-C port.

The device differs from other similar products on the market by being able to support USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds up to 1000MB/s, while supporting read rates up to 300MB/s.

The USB-C hub also supports UHS-11 SD and microSD cards at full speeds, though maximum transfer rates are achieved when connected to an external SSD.

It also comes with a USB-A port, can support up to 100W USB Power Delivery (USB PD), and HDMI output for video up to 4K at 30fps.

MRW S3 graphic Sony Claim New USB C Hub “World’s Fastest” Data Transfer

“The MRW-S3 is a one-stop solution for fast and reliable data transfer in the form of a handy USB hub,” Sony said.

“The world’s fastest UHS-II SD and microSD card reader handles everything from high-resolution RAW image files to 4K videos and allows the user to maximise their creativity affording more time to spend on retouching and editing content.”

“The MRW-S3 has a HDMI output with 4K 30fps capabilities, to connect to external monitors without the hassle of carrying extra adaptors or sacrificing limited ports on your PC.”

“The MRW-S3 is also the fastest USB hub supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2, which provides ultra-high-speed data transfer of up to 1000MB/s. This brings out the full speed of each USB device so that professionals can make the most of their high-speed external SSDs.”

“In addition, the MRW-S2 can receive up to 100W USB PD to ensure stable and reliable connections with USB devices.”

“Users can be notified by the USB power level indicators if each port is ready to be connected at max power supply levels, eliminating worries of sudden disconnection due to poor power management.”

Sony has yet to indicate a price for the MRW-S3, though the product will be released in Australia from November.

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