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Monday, October 31, 2005

Sony CompactVault: or "Anti-Sony Rant #9"

Gizmodo decided it's time for this week's have a go at Sony:
Sony’s New Proprietary Memory Scheme - Compact Vault: [...] The Compact Vault is a variant of CompactFlash Type II, so in a way they are simply upgrading, but there is probably no chance in hell that it will be compatible with older CompactFlash devices.
Let's have a look at the Sony press release:
The new COMPACTVAULT media is compatible with all products with a CF Type II slot
High-end Sony cameras have had Compact Flash slots for Microdrives for years, so there's nothing surprising about this news let alone, as Gizmodo calls it, "the sixth Sony Memory Stick version released." Moving towards a standard format is something Gizmodo should be applauding, right?


At 7:00 AM, Blogger Ian said...

Wow. This is probably the worst one yet.


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