By SanDisk and Sony have announced the joint development of two new expanded format flash cards with a view to long-scaling. Now, the card format Memory Stick Extended High Capacity (Memory Stick expanded high-capacity), expanding range of formats, Memory Stick PRO, and the maximum capacity of such cards may be as high as 2 terabytes, while high-speed series of cards Memory Stick HG Micro support the exchange rate to up to 60 Mb/s. .
In addition, the company SanDisk and Sony also announced today a new format Memory Stick HG Micro, empower already known format Memory Stick Micro (M2).
The new format of the flash card has 8-bit parallel interface, has increased to 60 MHz clock speed of the interface that allows for the exchange of data at speeds up to 60 Mb/s (theoretical speed - up to 480 Mbps). This will greatly exceed the capacity of conventional 4-bit parallel interface Memory Stick Micro with a clock speed of 40 MHz and achieves speeds of Memory Stick PRO-HG in micro form-factor card.
table with the characteristics of the new flash cards, see below.
Memory Stick PRO
Expanded Memory Stick (increased capacity)
Memory Stick PROExpanded Memory Stick PRO EmkostDo 32 GB to 32 GB up to 2 TB Dimensions 31 x 20 x 1, 6 mm connector 10 contacts interface 4-bit parallel, serial interfeysaDo speed of 20 Mb/s (4-bit parallel exchange) Size Duo Memory Stick PRO-HGExpanded Memory Stick PRO-HG 32 GB EmkostDo than 32 GB, Up to 2 TB Dimensions 31 x 20 x 1, 6 mm connector 14 contacts Interface 8-bit parallel, 4-bit parallel, serial
The speed of the interface
Up to 60 Mb/s (8-bit parallel exchange) Up to 20 Mb/s. (4-bit parallel exchange)
Memory Stick MicroExpanded
Memory Stick Micro EmkostDo 32 GB to 32 GB up to 2 TB Dimensions 14 x 12, 5 x 1, 2 mm connector interface of 11 contacts 4 bit parallel, serial interface speed
Up to 20 Mbps (4-bit parallel exchange) Size Micro Memory Stick HG Micro Expanded
Memory Stick HG Micro Capacity Up to 32 GB to 32 GB up to 2 TB Dimensions 14 x 12, 5 x 1, 2 mm connector 20 contacts Interface 8-bit parallel, 4-bit parallel, serial interface Speed Up to 60 Mb/s (8-bit parallel exchange) Up to 20 Mbps (4-bit parallel exchange)
The licensing of new formats will start already this year. In the family of Memory Stick PRO will receive new cards expanded format Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO HG, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick HG Micro;family Memory Stick Extended High Capacity added maps Expanded Memory Stick PRO, Expanded Memory Stick PRO - HG, Expanded Memory Stick Micro, Expanded Memory Stick HG Micro.
It is also worth noting that the emergence of new formats sverhemkih flash cards Memory Stick miraculously coincided with the announcement Association flash card format SD - The SD Card Association, which presented a new generation of fleshek SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) similar capacity - from 32 GB to 2 TB.