Is Memory Stick Pro Duo an SD card?

Memory Stick PRO Duo media and SD cards up to 64 GB have been tested and proven to operate with this product. When recording movies, the following memory cards are recommended: (Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media (Mark2)) (Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media)

What is Memory Stick Pro Duo?

Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Memory Stick Micro. The Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, originally launched by Sony in late 1998.

What is the difference between an SD card and a Memory Stick?

Like USB flash drives, SD (Secure Digital) cards are also removable and rewritable and use non-volatile flash memory. While USB drives require only a USB port, available on most modern computers, an SD card requires a compatible slot and a host device for it to work.

Is memory stick still used?

Today, Sony digital cameras use SD and SDHC memory cards and, with no new cards being released since 2010, the Sony Memory Stick will most likely be discontinued.

Do USB Memory Sticks go bad?

All USB flash drives will eventually go bad because their internal memory chips can only be used a finite number of times. Since every other component on USB flash drives can be prone to failure, another vital part of the device is likely to fail long before the memory fails from overuse.

Are USB sticks good for long term storage?

Memory cards and USB drives are NOT designed for long term storage. You should always backup your data on to another device. The data will normally stay valid for a period of up to 10 years if stored under normal conditions. The data cells inside carry a charge which can dissipate over time.

What is a PRO-HG Memory Stick?

Sony Memory Stick Pro-HG, up to 32 GB. SanDisk and Sony have today announced the development of the new ‘Pro-HG’ Memory Stick format which is designed to deliver faster continuous write speeds (up to 60 MB/sec) and larger capacities. This new format appears to be aimed more at future flash based video recorders.

What is the 32GB PRO-HG Duo?

Experience blazing-fast transfer speeds approximately three times faster than Memory Stick (R) Pro Duo with the 32GB Memory Stick (R) PRO-HG Duo. This media card is the ideal solution for storing and transferring your Video and still photos recorded on your compatible Handycam (R) camcorders and Cyber-shot (R) Digital cameras.

How much faster is the mshx32b/mn 32GB Memory Stick PRO HG Duo HX?

Experience blazing fast transfer speeds approximately 4x faster than the Memory Stick Pro Duo with this MSHX32B/MN 32GB Memory Stick PRO HG Duo HX memory card.

Can the PRO-HG media be used with other host devices?

In addition, the “Memory Stick PRO-HG” media can be used conventional “Memory Stick PRO” compliant host devices as well as “Memory Stick PRO-HG” compliant host devices. *2 Licensing for the development of “Memory Stick PRO-HG” compliant host devices is scheduled to commence in January 2007.