VAIO User Guide


Compatible “Memory Stick”

The “Memory Stick” slot on your VAIO computer can accommodate the following sizes and types of media:
  • “Memory Stick Duo”

  • “Memory Stick PRO Duo”

  • “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”

  • “Memory Stick Micro”

About “MagicGate”

“MagicGate” refers to copyright protection technology developed by Sony. An authentication process is performed between the “MagicGate” compatible device and “Memory Stick” to check whether they can correctly store and play back data, and the data will be encrypted. The authentication is also performed before the data is played back, and only when they are properly authenticated, the data is decrypted and played back. The copyright protected data can be played back by authenticated devices only.
  • Your VAIO computer supports only Duo-size “Memory Stick”, and does not support standard-size “Memory Stick”.

  • Before using “Memory Stick Micro” (“M2”), be sure to insert it into an “M2” Duo adaptor. If you insert the media directly into the “Memory Stick Duo” slot without the adaptor, you may not be able to remove it from the slot.

  • Your VAIO computer has been tested and found compatible with any Sony branded “Memory Stick” of up to 32 GB, available as of May 2012. However, “Memory Stick” compatibility is not guaranteed in all cases.

  • Except for personal use, it is against copyright law to use any audio and/or image data you record without prior consent from the respective copyright holder(s). Accordingly, “Memory Stick” with such copyrighted data can be used only within the law.

  • Use “Memory Stick” with the “MagicGate” logo to take advantage of this technology.

  • If you use “Memory Stick” in a place subject to static electricity or electrical noise, stored data may be lost.

  • The maximum possible size for a file on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” or “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” is less than 4 GB, as defined in the file system specification.

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