Sony has just announced that they are rolling out a better version of its Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Card. Originally debuting last year with 20MB/s read speed and 15MB/s write speed, the new reincarnation of this card has been bumped up to do 30MB/s read speed. This memory stick can be a good partner for the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S2100 12.1MP Digital Camera.
People who continually deal with regular file transfers from the Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX to their computers will appreciate the 50% faster boost read-speed. Gigabytes of HD videos and hundred-megabyte single-RAW photographs can be transferred faster for viewing or editing on your computer. Take note that Sony’s HX technology has proven itself to be almost twice as fast in transferring files compared to the competing SDHC memory card platform. With this new update of 30MB/s read speed, a 30GB HD video can be transferred to a PC in just 18 minutes. This incredible speed makes it almost 4x times faster than doing the same using an SDHC card.
This significant speed advantage over SDHC justifies the higher price for Sony Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX. This card from Sony is considered to be the best for burst-mode photography. While SDHC cards could not cope up with 12frames- per-second burst photo shoots from modern DLSRs, the Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Card has done it in flying colors.
Sony has also confirmed that buyers of this Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX card will also be provided with two free softwares. User will be able to download a utility called File Rescue. It is a mighty program for recovering photo and video files. With the help of it, you can have 90% chance of getting back corrupted or lost files on the card.
The other free software Sony is making available for free is called x-Pict Story. This software lets you make, creative animated photo slideshows which you can upload to file-sharing sites like YouTube or FlickR.
Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX is available in three capacities and prices vary upon storage size. This Sony storage media card can be acquired with 8GB ($59.99), 16GB ($109.99) and 32GB ($249.99) storage capacities.