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Following are notes and references on Memory Sticks

Memory Stick
Most widely used for Sony digital cameras. Compatable with almost all Sony digital still cameras (except Sony DSCT-1). Can record and store various types of data including still images.

Memory Stick PRO
To achieve recording/playback of DVD quality movies in addition to high quality still images and audio, a parallel mode is added to its interface. MagicGate copyright protection technology support. Used in select Sony still digital cameras. See list of compatible devices at:  http://www.sony-asia.com/memorystick/chart.html  For an in-depth explanation of the PRO see: http://ciscdb.sel.sony.com/perl/news-display.pl?news_id=15

Memory Stick Duo (MagicGate/ High-speed data transfer compatible)
The high-speed technology of Memory Stick PRO has been adopted and MagicGate copyright protection technology is supported. Used in select Sony still digital cameras.

Memory Stick (with Memory Select Function)
Provides options to select a memory to use by the switch on the back of the card. Convenient for organizing contents.

MagicGate Memory Stick
Supports a copyright protection function to expand its applications for audio. Can be used as a Memory Stick. For more explanation see: http://www.sony-asia.com/memorystick/

Memory Stick Duo
Has 1/3 reduced size of a Memory Stick. Suitable for ultra compact products such as cellular phones. Used in the same manner as a Memory Stick with a Memory Stick Duo adapter (comes with the stick). These extra small size memory sticks are required for the Sony DSCT-1 digital camera and will be suited to many digital cameras and devices in the future. They come with an adaptor that allows them to be used in devices that take the standard size memory sticks. In addition, Memory Stick Duo specifications have been developed for applications with devices that require ultra compact size, such as wearable devices, cellular phones, wrist-type information devices, mobile music terminals. With a Memory Stick Duo adapter it can be used in the same manner as a Memory Stick.

General References

 
Developed by Sony, Memory Stick is a transportable, digital data storage technology. For more information refer to www.memorystick.org.
  • Memory Stick: Full size (21.5 x 50.0 x 2.8mm), capacities up to 128MB
  • Memory Stick Duo: Small size (20.0 x 31.0 x 1.6mm), capacities up to 128MB
  • Memory Stick PRO: Full size (21.5 x 50.0 x 2.8mm), capacities up to 32GB
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo: Small size (20.0 x 31.0 x 1.6mm), capacities up to 32GB
  • Memory Stick Select: Full size (21.5 x 50.0 x 2.8mm), capacities up to 256MB (as 2 x 128MB)
 
 
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Memory Stick PRO specifications are defined for recording/playback of DVD quality movies as well as high quality still images or audio.
  • Capacity: 32GB (Specified maximum)
  • Transfer Rate: 20MB/s (Theoretical maximum)
  • Minimum Write Speed: 15Mbps (When combined with optimized Memory Stick PRO compliant products)
  • Copyright Protection Technology
    MagicGate standard support

      Copyright protection technology MagicGate standard support.

 

With this technology, copyrights of music contents are protected and also electric content distribution becomes possible. Securely protecting copyrighted contents such as movies (moving pictures) and games, which applications are expected to grow, or music, ever expanding variety of electric content distribution services can be supported.

 
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