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Sony 8GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX

You Pay: $28.99
Product Highlights
  • 8GB Capacity
  • Max. Read Speed: 50MB/s
  • Min. Write Speed: 5MB/s
  • Waterproof and Dustproof
  • Withstands Extreme Temperatures
  • Protects Against UV Rays, X-Rays, Static
  • MagicGate Copyright Protection
  • Downloadable File Rescue Software

The 8GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX from Sony features a maximum read speed of 50MB/s, as well as a minimum write speed of 5MB/s in 4-bit parallel transfer and 15MB/s in 8-bit. A durable card, it's both waterproof and dustproof, in addition to being resistant to extreme temperatures. Plus, it's protected against ultraviolet light, X-rays and static. The card features MagicGate copyright protection technology, which provides authentication and content encryption and decryption, to prevent unauthorized copying and conform to Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) standards. Downloadable File Rescue software helps recover photos and videos, including HD and 3D files, that have been accidentally damaged or deleted.

Sony MagicGate Copyright Protection
To conform to SDMI copyright protection standards, Sony uses MagicGate technology, which provides two main functions: authentication to confirm that both Memory Stick and device using it support copyright protection, and content encryption and decryption by the device during recording or playback. If authentication is not established mutually, data exchange operations are made impossible, preventing unauthorized content copying
Card Type Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX
Capacity 8.0 GB
Interface Serial
4-bit parallel
8-bit parallel
Read Speed Maximum: 50 MB/s
Write Speed Minimum:
5.0 MB/s in 4-bit parallel transfer
15 MB/s in 8-bit parallel transfer
File System Not specified by manufacturer
Data Protection MagicGate copyright protection: authentication, content encryption and decryption
Compliance Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI)
Durability Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standard
Dustproof: IEC 60529 IPX5 standard
UV guard: Tested against ultraviolet ray irradiation
X-ray proof: ISO 7816-1 standard
Anti-static: IEC 610004-2 standard
Operating Voltage 2.7-3.6 V
Maximum Operating Current Serial transfer: 65 mA
4-bit parallel transfer: 100 mA
8-bit parallel transfer: 200 mA
Standby Current Maximum: 5.0 mA
Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F (25 to 85°C)

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