Memory Stick

Yet another standard, set by Sony but now also manufactured by others such as Lexar Media. The main drawback is that there are fewer cameras using this type of memory, although their number is gradually increasing. So if you buy another brand of camera later on, you may not be able to use your memory sticks. Memory sticks are more expensive per megabyte because there is less competition in the market. Although their capacity continues to increase, they tend to lag behind CompactFlash in terms of maximum capacity. Several variants exist such as Sony Memory Stick with Select Function, Sony Memory Stick Pro, Sony Memory Stick Duo, and Sony MagicGate.

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  • Glossary Category: Storage Media
    “The “Storage Media” category contains descriptions of different physical media and devices which you can use to store data on.”

Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 179 terms. The current section Storage Media contains 36 terms.

Other “Storage Media” Terms

  • CD
    “Known by its abbreviation, CD, a Compact Disc is a polycarbonate with one or more metal layers capable of storing digital information. The most...”
  • Disk Drive
    “(Or "hard disk drive", "hard drive", "floppy disk drive", "floppy drive") A disk drive is a peripheral device that reads and writes hard disks or...”
  • Smartmedia
    “Bigger in surface than CompactFlash but much thinner, they are more fragile and known to be less reliable. This format is gradually being phased out...”

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