Memory Stick

Sony introduced memory stick in the year 1998. Memory Stick is a small and removable device, which helps in storing and transferring of data. Memory Stick is an IC (Integrated Chip), which lets user to store and share various types of data such as text, images, audio, video, graphics etc. Theoretically, it is said to have transfer rate of 160Mbps. Sony, Lexar, SanDisk, Kingston, PNY, etc. are the major brands for memory sticks.

 In devices like handheld gadgets, digital cameras etc., memory stick is used, since it is a removable flash memory card format. It helps in storing all types of data files and is very portable and compatible among many devices. It has the capability to manage and store data. Memory sticks have

Memory Stick supports wide variety of application formats, which helps in cross platform sharing or transferring of data and storage of data. They are also used as I/O devices. As the storage capacity increased, the size of the memory stick (in the upcoming subsequent versions) decreased by including additional features. Memory sticks have high resistivity towards shock and vibration. It just requires voltage of 3.3 or 1.8V.

Advantages

The high speed memory sticks have gained high popularity in short time. Some reasons for its acceptance are as follows:

  • High resistivity
  • Capable of storing large data compared to 3.5” floppy disk
  • Durable
  • It is safe and convenient
  • Easy to use
  • Cross platform data sharing
  • High transfer rates (depending the type of memory stick)
  • Portable (due to small size)

Evolution of Memory Stick

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Memory Stick Micro (M2)

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Memory Stick PRO DUOS

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Memory Stick Pro HG

Various memory sticks available with different storage capacties are as follows;

  • Memory Stick Pro
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • Memory Stick Pro-HG
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo

Memory stick had problems with writing speed and this led to the introduction of Memory Stick Pro. Memory Stick Pro has capacities ranging from 256MB, 512MB and 1GB.

Size of Memory Stick Duo is smaller compared to memory stick and it is the subsequent version of memory stick. It is compatible with small devices like audio players, PlayStation portable, etc. It weighs around less than an ounce (2 grams) and has size of 0.79 inches long, 1.22 inches wide and 0.06 inches thick.

Memory Stick Micro has very small size of 1.2mm thin and supports mobile phones efficiently. It has capacity of up to 32GB.

Memory Stick Pro-HG supports high-speed transfer rates and large capacity storage. It supports for high definition still and video cameras

Applications

Memory Stick is used in devices such as:

  • Digital cameras
  • Cell phones
  • Small audio players
  • Digital video camcorders
  • PSP (PlayStation Portable)

Related Information

Recover Photos from Corrupt Memory Stick
Memory Sticks uses flash file system that can be corrupted due to many reasons including virus attack, improperly ejection, etc. Such corrupted memory stick must be formatted to use them again. Under such condition Remo Recover can be used to recover photos, videos or music files from the corrupt memory stick.

Mobile Memory Card Recovery
Mobile phones and digital cameras contain important media files stored in their respective memory cards. Files can be lost or deleted from memory card due to improper handling. In order to retrieve deleted or lost memory card files Remo Recover software (available for both Windows and Mac PCs) can be utilized.

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