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Sony "Magic Gate" memory stick

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Belaggio, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. Belaggio

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    What's this all about then?

    thanks peeps :)
     
  2. graham.myers

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    I saw them yesterday and wondered the same thing.

    bit more expensive so must do something extra.

    Or is it just because they're white instead of blue:clown:
     
  3. Belaggio

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    The one I saw was a 128mb stick so I don't think it could be extra memory.

    There's a big price difference so it must do something (perhaps it makes a decent cuppa) :D
     
  4. graham.myers

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    Just looked on Sony's site.

    MagicGate sticks allow you to store copy protected music or other copyrighted data onto them.

    it interfaces with some software called OpemMG to allow access to the encypted material stored on the stick.

    http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/memorystick/magicgate.html
     
  5. Belaggio

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    Funny - I looked on there and couldn't find anything.

    Thanks Graham - you're a gent :cool:
     
  6. graham.myers

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    It would have been nice if you could use the memory stick (inside a USB shell) as a disk drive appearing in explorer.

    I've just ordered a 256Mb 3 inch "thing" that stuffs into the USB port and does that.

    plug it in. drag and drop. take it out

    how easy is that

    stonking for £70 (for 256Mb, £40 for 128mb, and £23 for 64Mb)
     
  7. Skid Solo

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    Graham, you can get a memory stick reader that plugs into USB and thus appears as a hard drive under 'explorer' and 'my computer'. I use windows 2000 or xp and it works fine with both.

    I use a Sitecom connector which can be found at :

    http://www.sitecom.com/

    and is part number CN303, its also great for transfering picutres from a memory stick to PC, much better then the Sony reader I got with my Sony digial video camera.

    I therefore use memory stcik to save pcitures from camera and when not in use for this, for transferring files.

    Hope this helps
     
  8. graham.myers

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    damm. I've ordered both!!!!

    I didn't realise the USB adapater I've order would do that.

    Ah well. My memoery stick (and the extra one I've ordered) are only 64Mb - I don't think my camera supports anything bigger.

    I ordered a 256Mb disk drive cos I didn't think 64 or 128Mb would be big enough for some of the things I would be transferring.

    eg. a zip of my DVDprofiler directory is 137mb so wouldn't fit on owt else.
     

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