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question about sony's memory sticks

What is the difference between the old one and the Duo version? Also, does the T-1 only use the duo or can you use the older memory sticks as well?


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Sony's sticks are proprietary and outside what you read at Sony and such, the inner details are not published. But I have used the older sticks in newer devices that take the new sticks.

In short, it's my choice not to duplicate readily available web content. But the Sony stick issue is worth noting. Sony doesn't seem to want third parties to use their stick.


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The Memory Stick is a history lesson.

Sony introduced the memory stick to make more money.
Every company that makes a memory stick must pay Sony a royalty.

The first memory stick design was too little too late.
It was too big, small capacity, too slow.

They finally got the capacity up to 256MB with something called the 128x2.

Then came the Pro version, still big and slow but now the capacity is 256MB, 512MB, or 1G. It also increased the write speed to 15MB per second.

About the same time came the Duo, with is approximately 1/3 the size of the original memory stick, but still too slow. Capacity no better than the original memory stick.

Now there is the Duo Pro which equals the capacity and speed of the Memory Stick Pro.

You can use the Duo and Duo Pro in a device that uses the original memory stick by using a special adapter that makes it longer.

You can not use the original memory stick in a device that was designed for the Duo or Duo Pro, because it is too long.

Now to your question:

The DSC-T1 comes with an 32MB MS Duo card and can use any capacity Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick Pro Duo card.

The higher performance MS PRO Duo cards are required for recording movies in the 640-Fine VX mode. This mode captures VGA video at 30 frames per second.

For details on memory sticks:;sid=CMB6vau8Sol68eqXrwNwtuSxT7usKINVeXA=?CategoryName=dcc_DIMemoryStickMedia&Dept=dcc_DIDigitalCameras


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