Sony have evolved the Memory Stick Duo which is one third the volume and one
half the weight of the standard Memory Stick. Launched last September, Memory
Stick Duo offers users a high-speed data transfer of up to 160Mbps, making it
more suitable for speedy data transfer among a wide range of mobile electronic
devices such as digital still cameras, mobile phones, PCs and PDAs.
"Memory Stick is becoming a cornerstone of the connected world and it
is a technology, which is always evolving," says Anne Skinner, Product
Manager, Digital Imaging Accessories, Sony UK. "People need high-speed
transfer rates, resilient readout and ultra-compact design to get the most out
of their networked products, whether they are at their desk, in an airport or
on the beach. This new Memory Stick Duo line-up is a major step towards delivering
New Memory Stick Duo
The new Memory Stick Duo has 128Mb capacity and incorporates a parallel interface,
allowing users to quickly view stored content. It can be used in most of the
existing Memory Stick Duo enabled products and other Memory Stick enabled products
via a supplied adapter. It also contains MagicGate copyright protection technology
as a standard feature, ensuring the secure transfer and playback of commercial
and copyrighted content, such as digital music. The new Memory Stick Duo will
be available in 32Mb, 64Mb and 128Mb capacities in the UK during September 2003.
Memory Stick PRO Duo
The new generation Memory Stick format, Memory Stick PRO was jointly developed
by Sony and SanDisk Corporation, is now available as an ultra-compact, high
performance Memory Stick PRO Duo. The Memory Stick PRO Duo has a theoretical
maximum storage capacity of 32Gb, high-speed data transfer of up to 160Mbps
plus a minimum write speed of 15Mbps.
Memory Stick PRO Duo with capacities of 256Mb and 512Mb will be available in
the UK during October and November 2003 respectively.
High speed USB connection for Memory Stick products
The new MSAC-US30 Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer enables all kinds of Memory
Stick media including Memory Stick PRO to transfer data at a high speed when
connected to a USB-enabled PC. The MSAC-US30 accepts both standard-size Memory
Stick and Memory Stick Duo and, when combined with a parallel interface and
USB2.0 connection, its transfer speed can be as high as 480Mbps. The MSAC-US30
also contains MagicGate copyright protection technology and SonicStage (version
1.5.50) software, enabling fast and easy music handling on a PC from numerous
sources, such as audio CDs and Internet-based music. The MSAC-US30 will be available
in the UK during September 2003.