Wouldn’t it be nice…a 2 Terabyte Sony Memory Stick?Â It just might replace my trusted 8GB flash drive I use obsessively.Â Bummer it’s not a real product [yet].
Sony put out a specification for this new Memory Stick Format Series for Extended High Capacity on the oss-formats.org website earlier today.Â The new series uses the exFAT format to reach these higher capacities, but still offers up poor transfer speeds of 480Mbps [60MBs per second].Â That translates into a data load of about 555,555 hours – WOW – is my math wrong?
The Memory Stick XC format series should deliver a maximum capacity of 2TB, 60 times larger than the company’s Memory Stick Pro, currently at 32GB. What’s even more interesting is that, at least on paper, the XC series will have the same form factors as Sony’s current PRO series.
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A Swedish soldier has been convicted of negligence and fined 21,000 kronor – about $250 US Dollars – for leaving a USB memory stick with military secrets in a public computer.
The Stockholm court says the memory stick contained classified information about improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.Â The Sony Memory Stick was found by an university student in Stockholm and luckily for us, handed over to authorities.
Are you kidding me?Â Only $250 dollar fine for misplacing such valuable information.Â The only conclusion I can draw is the bomb schematics probably didn’t really work.Â After all, when was the last time we heard of a Swedish bomb going off?
The Swedish soldier admits accidentally leaving the memory stick in the computer, but claims he wasn’t aware the information was classified.
Wednesday’s ruling says he acquired the information while serving as a peacekeeper in Afghanistan in 2006 and was supposed to have handed it in when his mission ended.
Source:Â Independent UK.