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Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit

Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit


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Product Highlights

  • 11 Hours XDCAM Footage Per Drive
  • Records to SxS PRO / SxS-1 Memory Cards
  • Accepts MEAD-MS1 Memory Stick Adapter
  • USB 2.0
  • eSATA
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The Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit is a portable and lightweight recording device which makes it easy to transfer and store footage recorded on SxS cards. By using proprietary mobile drives, the PXU-MS240 can transfer XDCAM EX footage at extremely high rates, making it ideal for field archiving. With the ability to store up to 11 hours of footage on one drive, the unit is versatile enough for shooting documentaries, indie films, and weddings. With the ability to connect to a PC or Mac via both eSATA and USB 2.0, the drive is both fast and flexible, no matter what your workstation requires.

Fast Transfer Speeds
With a transfer speed of approximately 600Mbps from your SxS card to PXU cartridge or 800Mbps* from SxS card direct to PC, the Mobile Storage Unit keeps the production moving with easy hot swapping of the SxS card from camera to Mobile Storage Unit and back to camera, reformatted and ready to record again and again. 1
Packaged For Productions On The Go
The PXU-MS240 package includes the mobile storage unit, a PXU-HC240 HDD cartridge, operating instructions, cartridge, cartridge album case, PHU connection cable, USB cable, and AC adaptor cord. Additional cartridges can be purchased separately.
Copy and Verifying Function
When copying video clips from the SxS card to the Mobile Storage Unit, a message on the organic EL display on the unit confirms the copy has been made and verifies when complete.
Temporary Storage
The removable HDD cartridge conveniently doubles as a temporary storage media, serving as back-up storage on location that eliminates the need for a PC or as temporary storage during the editing process. With the included album box, each HDD can be cataloged and stored for future reference.
Direct Editing Capability
Direct editing from the Mobile Storage Unit cartridge to a PC is available when utilizing an eSATA connection. The convenience of keeping original content and completely edited projects allows for ease of sharing.
Clip Preview
With the included PHU cable, clip playback is made possible by connecting the Mobile Storage Unit to an EX camcorder/deck. You have the choice of viewing from either the HDD cartridge or SxS card installed in the unit.
Display Panel
The organic EL display provides excellent visibility in outdoor as well as indoor lighting conditions. The menu includes function mode, recordable time, date, as well as selectable languages.
Safe Power and Copy Switch
To power the unit on or off requires pressing the switch for three seconds to prevent operational errors. This same feature is included when using the copy button.
LED Indicators
The user-friendly LED indicators flash on and off to provide an updated operating status of the unit, such as accessing HDD, remaining battery capacity, and hardware error.
Shock Protection
The PXU HDD cartridge is equipped with specially designed insulators for drop shock protection and a 3G sensor detecting system to help protect the internal HDD against irregular vibration and fall shock.
Storage Capacity 240GB (Per Cartridge)
Recording Time HQ: 800 Minutes
SD: 1040 Minutes
Recording Speed 600 Mbps (Max)
Transfer Rate eSATA: 800 Mbps (Max)
USB 2.0: 160 Mbps (Max)
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista
Mac OSX (10.4)
Media Compatibility SxS PRO
MEAD-MS1 Memory Stick (via adapter)
Power Requirements 12VDC
Power Consumption 9W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.4 x 8.6" (10.5 x 6 x 22cm)
Weight 1.3 lbs (0.6kg)
Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit
  • PXU-HC240 HDD Cartridge
  • Operating Instructions
  • Cartridge
  • Cartridge Album Case
  • PHU Connection Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adaptor Cord
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    SonyPXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



    By Irishman

    from PA

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Pro videographer, Video producer, Video Professional

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Plug and Play
    • Professional Quality


      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In the field
      • On Location

      Comments about Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit:

      I used the Storage Unit for added media storage space for capturing more footage in the field with my EX1R. [...] I copied my footage (approx 3 hours - one 32GB sxs card and one 16GB sxs card) to the device in about 30 mintues total. It was a HUGE help, and will accompany me on location every time. They are essentially a hard drive, so be careful transporting due to their sensitivity to bounce.

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