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Memory Stick for Sony Digital Camera DSC-S50

I'm looking at buying another memory stick for my camera. I'm confused at the phrase "your camera does not support the MagicGate standards...your camera is not subject to MagicGate copyright protection" in my owner's manual. Does that mean I can't use the Sony MSA-128A as a replacement? Should I buy the SanDisk SDMSV-128-A10 instead? Thank you for any help.

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Hi, I'm going to add this, and I'm not sure how to word it. Magic Gate, Magic Pro those terms signal to me that the device is limited accessing only 128 Mb at a time. You have seen the memory sticks advertised as 256 Mb, and they are 2 X 128 Mb with a physical switch that must be turned to access the other 128 Mb of memory. Those devices that are Magic Gate and Magic Pro compatible allow all the memory to be accessed at one time. Hope that helps.

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Here is a link that appears to answer your question: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,114850,00.asp

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If you wish to call and order you can do so at 1-877-865-7669 and speak to a customer sales rep and order it over the phone.
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