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Is a "high speed" memory card necessary?

More specifically, for the sony memory sticks PRO duo cards. In what seems to be classic Sony style, they've come out with a multitude of different memory stick options, some big, some small, some you need an adapter for, some are high speed, some aren't. They're all over the place, but to get to the point; Is it necessary to have a high speed card, if you own one of their high end digital cameras and expect to take lots of video? Does it really make that big a difference? Thanks, and sorry for the ramblings.....

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In the case of the SONY stick. Yes. The original sticks were too slow for some applications.

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What memory sticks do i need

Quoted from the technical specifications available on the Sony website UK. Storage Media Internal MemoryApprox.55MB Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PROHG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*10 , Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*10 , Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card*10 , microSDHC Memory Card*10 , microSDXC Memory Card*10

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Camera keeps telling me to reinsert the memory card. I've tried to new cards. When I put the memory card I was replacing because it is full, it goes back into the camera just fine.

As a last resort you could copy the full card to a computer and then delete the pictures on the card and use that again.

Here is the error list from the camera manual.
This is all I can suggest from here.

"Reinsert the Memory Stick Error"

Insert the "Memory Stick Duo" correctly.

The inserted "Memory Stick Duo"cannot be used in your camera
(See below).

The "Memory Stick Duo" is damaged.

The terminal section of the "Memory Stick Duo" is dirty

Compatible cards.
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate) *1 *2
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo *1
Memory Stick PRO Duo *1 *2
NOT compatible
Memory Stick (without MagicGate)
Memory Stick (with MagicGate)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO

Some Memory Stick Duo have a write protect switch on the back.
You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object

"Memory Stick Duo", "MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo" and "Memory Stick PRO Duo" are
equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology
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Supports high-speed data transfer using a
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I need a sd card and cable for sony f 717

Your Sony uses a memory stick called Sony Memory Stick Pro which they don't make any more, it was replaced with a smaller card called Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo, go to ebay and buy a adapter called Sony Memory Stick Pro Adapter it is sliver in color with blue color at the end. Once you get ahold of that adapter, you can now buy the new smaller card called Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo and insert it to that adapter, then slide the adapter with the new smaller card into your camera.
I have several older Sony digital camera that I converted to use the newer Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo cards, it works great ! I checked your Sony model on Ebay and you have to scroll down a bit to see those adapters I just mentioned, some sell with the adapter and the newer memory stick already included in the price.

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Can I import camera pics to a Dobly Home Theater laptop, by Acer?

First a nitpick: your memory card is Memory Stick Pro Duo, it's not an SD card. Secure Digital is one specific type of memory card, distinct from xD, CF, Memory Sticks, and other memory card types.

Okay, not that I've got that off my chest, yes you can import pics to your laptop. Just connect a card reader to the USB port and then put your Memory Stick into the reader. Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files.

Card readers should be available at just about any department, electronics, or office-supply store. One important point to remember is to make sure you get a card reader that can read Memory Stick Pro Duos. If you get, for example, an SD card reader, it won't do you any good.

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How Can I read my Memory Stick Pro Duo MARK 2 on my Computer? MY problem is I cannot read my Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark 2 on my computer but my computer is showing another Removable Disk(F:),which is my...

    • 1 Visit the Sony Support site (see Resources) and download the Sony memory card software. You will need to specify your operating system. Save the file to your desktop.
    • 2 Double-click the downloaded file to launch the installer.
    • 3 Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Sony memory card software. Restart the computer after completion. Once the computer starts back up, it will recognize the Memory Stick Pro Duo when inserted into the computer's memory card reader. You can browse the files using Windows Explorer or the installed x-Pict Story software.

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I have a sony Memory Stick Pro Duo as a size of 8gb. I had a PSP that I used the memory stick, and I sold the PSP, but kept the card. None of my computers can read the memory stick, and I don't have a...

You can get universal card adaptors, just make sure its compatible with your memory stick.

You can also get USB adaptors, put you card into the adaptor the plug the adaptor into a PC.

Have a search on ebay, that should give you a few ideas.

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Where and how do you put the memory stick pro duo memory card in your computer/laptop?

First check whether your computer have aport for that. Foe ensuring it call the customer care of sony which iwill be a toll free number ask them with mentioning your specific model number.

Or you can just buy one cheap memory card reader which supports sony Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card. Its very cheap, i am sure you can afford it. Its good for you as one single card reader will support lots of types of memory cards and sticks.

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Plz help me!

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My laptop cannot read memory stick pro duo 2gb

same problem here The driver is recognized but not opened

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Which memory stick ?

Several of the Sony cameras require a high speed memory stick for 640 x 480 30fps movies. Here is a clipping from the Sony P150 specifications: "MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps), (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO media)"

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