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Sony updates Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX with 30MB/s read speed

Sony has revamped the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, which now cuts the amount of time it will take to transfer files from your memory card to your computer by 50 percent.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Sony has revamped the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, which now cuts the amount of time it will take to transfer files from your memory card to your computer by 50 percent.

The PRO-HG Duo HX debuted last summer with a read speed of 20MB/s and a write speed at about 15MB/s. That write speed looks like it will remain, but the read speed has been bumped up to 30MB/s.

This should make a huge difference when it comes to transferring large files like high-res photos or HD video clips. Sony provides the example that a 30GB full HD video file can be transferred to a computer from the camera/camcorder in about 17 minutes.

The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX is available in three capacities (8GB, 16GB and 32GB) with prices starting at $59.99. Be sure to pay attention to the product description if you're planning to buy one of these cards soon as the old 20MB/s versions are still on the market, and the updated speed probably won't be available until the next production round this summer.

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