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Important Information about Sony Memory Stick PRO™ Media

Posted: 10/01/2008

The Memory Stick PRO media format integrates new technologies and features in regard to capacity, speed, real-time recording and data security.

Memory Stick PRO™ Media Specifications

Dimensions Same as existing Memory Stick media (21.5 x 50 x 2.8mm)
Capacity 4GB (Format has 32GB theoretical maximum capacity)
Connector Pin 10pin
Connector Shape Same as existing Memory Stick media (Planar electrode one-row)
Transfer Speed Up to 80Mbps or 10MB/sec (Format has theoretical 160Mbps transfer speed)
Minimum Write Speed 15Mbps (with optimized 4 pin parallel Memory Stick PRO format-compatible devices)
Power Source 2.7-3.6V
Current 100mA Maximum

  • NOTE: Capacity, transfer speeds and other Memory Stick PRO media features vary by, and are dependent upon, the design of host hardware devices. See the host device specifications for details.
  • Specifications are subject to change. Some third party software and devices may currently only have limited functionality or may not be compatible at all with Memory Stick PRO media.

Compatibility with Current and Future Devices

While many new Memory Stick PRO media-enabled devices are being released, certain devices already in the market can use the new format cards either natively or after installing a software update.

Devices with native acceptance (Click for specific compatibility information):

Devices that require a software update:

  • CLIÉ® Handhelds: PEG-NX60, PEG-NX70V, PEG-NZ90, PEG-TG50
  • More than 100 VAIO® Notebook and Desktop computers.
    NOTE:  Not all older VAIO® computer models will have full compatibility with the new Memory Stick Pro media.
  • VAIO® Notebooks

    PCG-C1MW/C1MWP
    PCG-GRS100/GRS100P(CTO)
    PCG-GRS100K(CTO)
    PCG-GRS150/GRS170
    PCG-GRS175
    PCG-GRS250P
    PCG-GRS300
    PCG-GRS700/GRS700P(CTO)
    PCG-GRS700K(CTO)
    PCG-GRS750
    PCG-GRV670/GRV670P
    PCG-GRV680/GRV680P
    PCG-GRX500/GRX500P(CTO)
    PCG-GRX500K(CTO)
    PCG-GRX510/GRX510P
    PCG-GRX510K
    PCG-GRX520/GRX520P
    PCG-GRX520K
    PCG-GRX550/GRX550P
    PCG-GRX550K
    PCG-GRX560/GRX560P
    PCG-GRX560K
    PCG-GRX570/GRX570P
    PCG-GRX570K
    PCG-GRX580/GRX580P
    PCG-GRX580K
    PCG-GRX590/GRX590P
    PCG-GRX590K
    PCG-GRX600/GRX600P
    PCG-GRX600K
    PCG-GRX606
    PCG-GRX616
    PCG-GRX626/GRX626P
    PCG-GRX650
    PCG-GRX670
    PCG-GRX690
    PCG-GRX700/GRX700P(CTO)
    PCG-GRX700K(CTO)
    PCG-GRX707
    PCG-GRX717
    PCG-GRX727
    PCG-GRX770
    PCG-GRZ230
    PCG-GRZ270
    PCG-GRZ530
    PCG-GRZ600/GRZ600P
    PCG-GRZ610
    PCG-GRZ630
    PCG-GRZ660/GRZ660P
    PCG-NV100/NV100P
    PCG-NV170/NV170P
    PCG-NV190/NV190P
    PCG-NV200/NV200P
    PCG-NV209
    PCG-NVR23
    PCG-R505BF
    PCG-R505DC/R505DCP
    PCG-R505DCK
    PCG-R505DL/R505DL/S
    PCG-R505DS/R505DSP
    PCG-R505EC/R505ECP
    PCG-R505ECK
    PCG-R505EL/R505ELP
    PCG-R505ELK
    PCG-R505ES/R505ESP
    PCG-R505ESK
    PCG-R505GC/R505GCP
    PCG-R505GCK
    PCG-R505GL
    PCG-R505GLK
    PCG-R505MF
    PCG-R505SK
    PCG-R505TF
    PCG-SRX87/SRX87P
    PCG-SRX99/SRX99P
    PCG-SRX99K
    PCG-V505AC/V505ACP
    PCG-V505ACK
    PCG-V505AX/V505AXP
    PCG-V505FP
    PCG-VX88/VX88P
    PCG-VX89/VX89P
    PCG-VX89K
    PCG-Z1A/Z1AP1
    PCG-Z1FP

    VAIO® Desktops

    PCV-MXS20
    PCV-RX640
    PCV-RX650
    PCV-RX660
    PCV-RX670
    PCV-RX671
    PCV-RX672
    PCV-RX680G
    PCV-RX681
    PCV-RX682
    PCV-RX730
    PCV-RX731
    PCV-RX740
    PCV-RX741
    PCV-RX742
    PCV-RX750/RX750P
    PCV-RX751
    PCV-RX752
    PCV-RX753
    PCV-RX755
    PCV-RX756
    PCV-RX760/RX760P
    PCV-RX761
    PCV-RX762
    PCV-RX770/RX770P
    PCV-RX780/RX780P
    PCV-RX780G
    PCV-RX781
    PCV-RX790G
    PCV-RX791
    PCV-RX820/RX820P
    PCV-RX830
    PCV-RX850/RX850P
    PCV-RX851
    PCV-RX860/RX860P
    PCV-RX881
    PCV-RX891
    PCV-RX991
    PCV-RXA842
    PCV-RZ10(CTO)
    PCV-RZ14G/RZ16G
    PCV-RZ20(CTO)
    PCV-RZ22G/RZ24G/RZ26G
    PCV-W10
    PCV-W20

    Devices that are not currently compatible:

  • Sony® SonicStage® and OpenMG™ Player/Jukebox applications are not yet compatible with the Memory Stick PRO format. Until further notice, Sony suggests using only MagicGate™ Memory Stick media 128 MB capacity and below to store and transfer data created with these programs.

  • http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=PRS500&news_id=15
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