Memory Stick

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Sony Memory Sticks

The proprietary Sony Memory Stick was created by Sony in October 1998 and is a flash memory card used with Sony digital cameras and other Sony products. Sony released several models of the Memory Stick, including the Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), and Memory Stick PRO-HG. Memory Sticks' capacity ranges in sizes from 4 MB to 256 GB, with a theoretical maximum capacity of 2 TB. The picture shows examples of the different types of Sony Memory Sticks.

Today, Sony digital cameras use SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (secure digital high capacity) memory cards; with no new cards released since 2010, the Sony Memory Stick is considered discontinued.

Memory stick dimensions

  • The Memory Stick, Memory Stick Select, and Memory Stick PRO have physical dimensions of 50mm x 21.5mm x 2.8mm.
  • The Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo have a physical dimension of 31mm x 20mm x 1.6mm.
  • The Memory Stick Micro (M2) has a physical dimension of 15mm x 12.5mm x 1.2mm.

The term "memory stick" describes RAM (random-access memory) or computer memory module, USB (universal serial bus) flash drive, CompactFlash, and other flash memory chips.

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