A memory stick is propriety flash memory storage format created by Sony. It can be used to store games, music, movies, pictures and documents. It was widely used in Sony's handheld gaming device, the PSP (Play Station Portable), digital cameras, camcorders and even some HD tvs.
The 1 GB memory stick was the mostly widely used, and widely available memory capacity for Sony's memory sticks, as when it debuted, the demand for media was not a high as it is today, so at the time, a 1 GB memory was not only sufficient, it was also rather cheap.
If you own a Sony device that uses the proprietary memory storage system, and you're looking for a 1 GB memory stick for it, we'll show how to find them, we'll also talk the features and history on the 1 GB memory stick from Sony.
Sony releases it memory stick in 1998, and they were an instant hit, due to the closed of platform and ease of use, they were also rather expensive. The first sticks ranged from 64 MB to a maximum of 128 MB. Of course, as the years went by Sony gradually increased the memory sizes, from a measly to 64 MB in 1998 to a whopping 32 GB in 2012, but Sony has stated that a memory stick can hold up to 2 TB (terabyte) of memory.
Of course, 1 GB memory cards are still the most widely available, though no longer necessary on newer Sony devices, as the new range of camcorders, cameras and portable gaming devices ( PSP, PS Vita) are compatible SD and SDHC flash memories. But you can also choose to use memory sticks, they both work fine on Sony devices.
The 1 GB memory stick is smaller and easier to insert than SD or SDHC cards, it is also less easily corruptible and is compatible with the older range of Sony devices.
The main set of features when it comes to the 1 GB memory stick, is its range of formats. The mainly available formats are; The original Memory Stick, Memory Stick Select, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Memory Stick XC .
The original memory stick had a maximum of 125 MB of memory, memory stick select had two 125 MB slots in the same stick, and it proved unpopular. Memory Stick PRO, which was introduced in 2003, was the first 1 GB memory stick ever, and came to be as a result collaborations between Sony and Sandisk. Memory Stick Duo was developed with higher capacity for smaller systems, it was made for the PSP and smaller cameras.
Memory Stick PRO Duo was the same as it predecessor, but with higher a capacity and faster reading speeds. The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo was another joint effort between Sony and Sandisk, and the result was a 1 GB memory stick that could read at speeds of 480 Mbit/s. Memory Stick Micro (M2) was released in 2006 and is the staple memory stick card, from then till now, while Memory Stick XC is still experimental and under used.
Tips and comments
Handle you 1 GB memory stick with care.
You can buy a 1 GB memory stick at any Sony electronic center.
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