|Similar in appearance to a
stick of gum, its length is about the same as that of an AA battery used
in small portable devices such as headphone players. The shape of Memory
Stick is ergonomically designed for easy handling. And, unlike other
flash memory cards, it is easy to distinguish the front from the back
and the top from the bottom of a Memory Stick to prevent misuse or
accidental loss of data. Its small size also allows development of
compatible products that are compact and portable.
By attaching an adaptor, the compact Memory Stick Duo media designed
especially for mobile products becomes the same size as a standard
Memory Stick is
designed to be highly resistant to shock and vibration due to its
solid-state construction with no moving parts. The connector unit and
pins have special features that provide reliability as described below.
The shape of Memory Stick makes it easy to insert into products and
ensures highly reliable exchange of data.
Memory Stick has only 10 pins with longer
lengths to ensure more reliable exchange of data. Thanks to the slanted
guide grooves, dust is automatically removed when a Memory Stick is
inserted into the slot.By simply sliding the erasure prevention switch
on the back of each Memory Stick, users can prevent accidental loss of
important content and data.
Memory Stick Application formats are
specified to allow seamless sharing and exchange of data among
compatible products of different manufacturers.
When recording data to a Memory Stick media using a compatible device, a
folder is automatically created in accordance with the data type and
format. That's why various types of digital content can be stored on a
single media, without the user having to pay attention to file format or
As Memory Stick applications expand to a wider variety of areas,
automatically recordable data categories are also increasing. They are
recorded so as not to affect the data already stored on the media.