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What are the differences between the various types of Sony® Memory Stick® media?

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Sony produces the following types of Memory Stick media:

  • Memory Stick media
  • Memory Stick media (with Memory Select function)
  • Memory Stick Duo™ media
  • Memory Stick PRO™ media
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media

Specifications and comparison information is available from the Memory Stick Web site at

IMPORTANT: All currently manufactured types of Memory Stick media listed above incorporate MagicGate™ technology for devices that are required to maintain copyright protection. Original Memory Stick media and Memory Stick media (with Memory Select function) manufactured in 2004 and prior do not have this technology.

NOTE: Product compatibility information for Memory Stick media is available from the Sony eSupport Web site.