Notes on microSD Cards

SD cards are made to standards and are commonly used as storage media for portable devices. microSD and microSDHC cards are members of the SD card family.
The Reader supports the following card types.
  • microSD and microSDHC cards

  • Up to 32 GB

microSD cards of up to 32 GB has been tested to work with the Reader; however, not all microSD cards are guaranteed to work.


  • Insert into the correct slot with the card’s label side up until it clicks into place.

  • To avoid a choking hazard, keep the microSD card out of the reach of children.

  • Do not touch the gold contact point of the microSD card.

  • Do not disassemble or modify a memory card.

  • Do not allow a memory card to get wet.

  • Avoid the following to prevent data damage. Sony does not provide any guarantee for damaged data.

− Remove a memory card or turn off the Reader while reading or writing data.
− Operate the Reader in the location where static charge or electrical noise is present.
  • Do not strike, bend, drop, disassemble, open, crush, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate or paint the microSD card.

  • Do not use force, a thin stick or tweezers to remove the microSD card. If you cannot remove the microSD card, contact customer support.

  • Do not remove the microSD card or turn off the Reader while data on the memory card is being edited or accessed. Otherwise, edited data will not be saved.

  • Do not insert a deformed microSD card into the Reader.

  • If a memory card is formatted by your computer, it may become unusable on the Reader and “Reader for PC/Mac”. When formatting a memory card, format it using the Reader (see Details). If a format process is executed, all the files, even including write-protected image files, will be deleted.

  • If you change or erase a folder name via computer, or move a file to a folder other than “database”, there is a possibility that data recorded in a memory card might be lost or become unreadable by this product.

  • You can use a microSD card (less than 2 GB) and microSDHC card (less than 32 GB), but CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is not supported.

  • microSDXC card is not supported.

  • FAT (File Allocation Table) is supported.

  • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is not supported.

Formatting a microSD card

You can use the Reader to format a microSD card if necessary.
Formatting the microSD card will delete all files stored on it. You can use the Reader software to backup files. Files that you have set protection for via the Reader’s applications will also be deleted.
  1. Press the (Home) button tap [Applications] [Settings] [Initialization] [Format Memory] [SD Card].

  1. Tap [Yes] when prompted.

To cancel, tap [No].
It may take a few minutes to finish formatting the microSD card.