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8GB of Memory Stick PRO Duo
Double the space for double the fun

All the Sony proprietary aficionados out there will be pleased to learn that the 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo is on display at CES. This news will likely be of great interest to those with Sony Cyber-shots and PSPs, as for devices such as those, no amount of memory ever seems to be enough. Furthermore, beginning this year, a Memory Stick slot will also be standard on all new 2007 Handycam camcorder models.

“The life of the Memory Stick format spans from the dawning of the digital camera to the emergence of today’s high-definition video and gaming products,” said Mike Kahn, senior manager for Memory Stick Media at Sony Electronics. “Throughout all of these advances in the consumer electronics industry, Memory Stick media has remained a constant source of compact and portable flash memory.”

According to Kahn, the 8GB MSX-M8GS Memory Stick model will store approximately 1,500 images in 10-megapixel, fine mode; more than 18 hours of video at 768Kb per seconds in MPEG4 compression; and can hold a collection about 2,000 songs in the MP3 format at 128 kbps with an average of four minutes per song.

Those who want all the added space on a single card will have to pay top dollar – the 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media card will be available in February for about $300. For reference, 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo cards can be had today for under $100.

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By Sahrin on 1/9/2007 11:44:37 AM , Rating: 5
Die memory stick die.

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By SunAngel on 1/9/07, Rating: -1
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By retrospooty on 1/9/2007 12:08:32 PM , Rating: 4
"I will follow Sony to the bowels of hell."

Enjoy the ride, and waste of your money.

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By vdig on 1/9/2007 11:59:10 AM , Rating: 1
I have uses for this thing, but $300? I can have six gig for that insane price. Someone make a cheaper version of an 8 gig pro duo, please. I'm looking at you, SanDisk.

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By vdig on 1/9/2007 1:43:15 PM , Rating: 2
Did I say six? I meant twelve gig. I could afford twelve gig (4x3). Sorry for that mind slip.

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By masher2 on 1/9/2007 9:39:10 PM , Rating: 2
Buy a hundred old surplus 256MB sticks and you can have 25 GB for even less than that. But then, that's not exactly the same thing now is it? You pay a premium for the higher capacity...for those who need it, its worth it.

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By vdig on 1/10/2007 3:15:46 PM , Rating: 2
Good point. Generally though I do not like carrying more than 4 memory sticks at a time, hence the reason why the 4 GB sticks are still better for me, and eight 2 GBs are not. I can not imagine lugging hundreds of 256 MB sticks. It would just be awful.

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By retrospooty on 1/9/2007 12:07:20 PM , Rating: 2
dang... No need to get angry. ;)

Just do like I do and dont but anything that uses it. If others do, that is thier problem.

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By fic2 on 1/9/2007 12:19:53 PM , Rating: 4
Agreed. Why would anybody buy anything that uses Memory Stick? You can get 8G CF for about $100 at newegg. Didn't see any SD, but 4G SD is about $50.

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By dice1111 on 1/9/2007 1:06:54 PM , Rating: 2
Since it's propritary, Sony can use the format to jouge/rob/extort it's customers for more money.

I am a sony customer (ericsson, psp, digicam), and this is how i feel. Like a fool.

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By dice1111 on 1/9/2007 1:11:12 PM , Rating: 2
Did I say customers? I meant victoms.

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By duzytata on 1/9/2007 4:48:56 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know. I just got a 4GB Gaming Memory stick for my PSP under $80 shipped. I don't feel like I was victimized.

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By Serlant on 1/10/2007 4:48:15 AM , Rating: 2
I have a sony k800i (which was free), but i live in the uk and it cost me £25($48) for a 1GB m2 memory stick. :-( i feel victimised. Damn UK. :(

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By daftrok on 1/9/2007 4:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
If you go to, you'll find an SD 8GB for around 100+ dollars.

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By Schadenfroh on 1/9/2007 3:24:48 PM , Rating: 2
Do you also wish for xD to die?

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