1GB Memory Stick PRO - Security Camera User Rating
Manufacturer: Sandisk
Model: SDMSV1024A10
Average User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 21

Reviewed by: rpiaggio from IA on Nov 15, 2004

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Fast, very small, great capacity.

Weaknesses: Price.

Summary: Currently it is cheaper to buy this 1GB Memory Stick PRO than buying 2 512Mb ones. A lot of memory is a must if you have a high definition camera and are going on a long trip. With my Sony DSC-W1 (5.1 megapixels) it can store around 394 pictures on the highest definition or around 708 in standard definition. Also, if the memory is empty, I can store 45 minutes of 640x480 video. When copying pictures to my PC via USB 2.0 it's also a breeze. Two thumbs up.

Reviewed by: rahul_naidu72_1072283892 on Nov 11, 2004

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Compact, sleek

Weaknesses: price

Summary: I went with Sandisk memory stick as the company has a goot reputation, sony memory sticks of SONY brand are very expensive, a 256 MB SONY card is $70 where as a 1 GB Sandisk memory stick is $135 from newegg.com.

Reviewed by: traditional from CT on Jan 16, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: Same exact size and format as more expensive Sony Memory Stick Pro.

Weaknesses: More memory only creates a desire for even more memory.

Summary: Memory is very straightforward. It generally either works well, or not at all. I have had no trouble at all with the memory, besides the almost instant desire for another identical memory stick for file transfers so I don't have to take this one out of my camera. I quickly found that the ability to easily transfer more than a CD's worth of data between PC's with a cheap ($15) USB connected Memory Stick reader was quite usefull. At my camera's highest resolution only a half dozen pictures would fit on the included memory stick. Now I can fit many hundreds of high-resolution pictures.

Reviewed by: gfujii from VA on Sep 22, 2004

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: Great capacity

Weaknesses: cost

Summary: Great to have the extra capacity. Works great in my UX-50 PDA for storing tons of video. I didn't need the extra fast read/write speeds for my use so this was the best way to go. This memory stick works fine for video playback. No need to spend the extra $$ for the new Ultra's and Extreme Memory Sticks.

Reviewed by: donaldwwood on Jan 7, 2005

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Size, capacity, case in which shipped and for storage/travel, price

Weaknesses: none

Summary: The Sandisk 1GB Memory Stick PRO came ready to use in its own case which protects the Memory Stick nicely. It is ready to use and was inserted into my Sony Digital Camera nad I immediately became taking pictures. It is easy to use and has a large capacity for holding pictures. Excellent for travel. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by: rramkuma from PA on Dec 17, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Small and compact.

Weaknesses: None

Summary: Performance is so good. The write and read speed is amazing. I have recorded more than 300 5MP pictures. And is still going. I do not have to transfer frequently to my computer.

Reviewed by: cmjohn2 from MN on Nov 23, 2004


Strengths: Holds a lot of pictures

Weaknesses: price

Summary: This card, as I noticed, while used in my digital camera (Sony DSC-v1) will take 45 minutes of video at the highest setting...with the 32MB card that came with the camera I only got 1 min 45 sec of video. As with pictures I can take a whole lot more now than I could with the smaller card. I am glad I purchased this card, and am already thinking about getting another...

Reviewed by: Bicepcruncher from CA on Nov 20, 2004

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Fast file access and 1 gig is a lot of space to fill!!! Outside design of the card looks spiffy.

Weaknesses: Price!

Summary: As with any Sony or sony affiliated product you're gonna pay a price. Only downside to this product is the price.... hopefully it will drop in the future when the 2,4, and 8 gig versions will become available.

Reviewed by: NA on Nov 23, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: It takes more pictures and works right when I put it into my camera

Weaknesses: None

Summary: This card, as I noticed, while used in my digital camera (Sony DSC-v1) will take 45 minutes of video at the highest setting...with the 32MB card that came with the camera I only got 1 min 45 sec of video. As with pictures I can take a whole lot more now than I could with the smaller card. I am glad I purchased this card, and am already thinking about getting another...

Reviewed by: drgonzo3003 from NY on May 20, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: small compact, has 1GB capacity

Weaknesses: easy to insert wrong way, seems fragile,small can be lost easily

Summary: I recently purchased a 1 GB memory stick pro for my SONY camcorder and I love it! while you are taking video you can do still photos at the same time and you can take many since the memory capacity is big. I would buy the biggest you can so you don't have to keep changing smaller sticks when the fill up. Shop around price differences are amazingly different!

Reviewed by: BobMaio from CT on Dec 18, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Inexpensive alternative to the Sony product. Large storage capacity. Fast access. It works as advertised.

Weaknesses: None with the product but I did find it very confusing to decide which product to buy. Sandisk offers this product which is blue in color, another that is tan in color with all the same specs.

Summary: This product was purchased after days of reviewing product offerings from all the manufacturers. I checked out all the specs and could not find any difference between this product and the sony product offered at $20+ more than the street price of this one. As it turns out, Sandisk makes the Sony product anyhow. So why spend more dough for the same thing? I did find the research difficult and confusing between all the product offerings. The Sandisk web site really is a waste and they could probaby boost their sales if they would take the time to explain the product offereings and differences between them.

Reviewed by: wolfpack15 from NC on Oct 30, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Fast, easy to install. Really compact and lightweight.

Weaknesses: None as of now.

Summary: Recently purchased a 1 GB memory stick pro for Sony DSC-P150/LJ. Allows me to take record videos and is really fast. Same as Sony but at much cheaper price and the same performance.

Reviewed by: lila1284 from TN on Sep 2, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: lot of memory

Weaknesses: no weakness

Summary: The Sandisk 1GB memory stick is compatible with all of the sony electronic devices and has not proved itself short of its competitive memory devices. It is the same that sony offers but for a better price. It's the best you can get for its price!

Reviewed by: darin2z from TX on Nov 5, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: - Price relative to other brands of Memory Stick products (ie. Sony, Lexar) - Small, compact size - Faster than many other types of flash products

Weaknesses: - Price relative to other flash products (ie, Compact Flash, Secure Digital cards)

Summary: The Sandisk 1GB Memory Stick Pro is perfect for those who have a 5MP or greater Sony Digital Camera. On my 5MP Sony DSC-W1, I can now store almost 400 5MP Fine resolution pictures without changing sticks. In addition, because of the Memory Stick PRO features, I can store full rate (30 fps) video, as well. It is HALF the price of the equivalent Sony branded memory stick with no perceivable difference in speed or quality.

For the same price, you could have purchased almost 2 1GB compact flash or secure digital cards. However, in order to get Sony quality digital cameras, memory sticks are required. Sandisk is certainly the most economical way to go for all large capacity memory sticks.

Reviewed by: redsnapper from MI on Jan 13, 2005

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: The 1Gb has a very large storage capcity. Lots of pictures without having to worry about carrying a 2nd momery stick.

Weaknesses: Some may say price... But Sandisk is much cheaper than Sony.

Summary: (Edited January 14th by redsnapper) Once again another example of "bigger is better". Great replacement for the Sony brand at a much lower cost. Make sure you shop around since there is a wide variety of prices. I've even read somewhere that Sandisk also makes the Sony memory stick and puts the Sony name on it. (not sure how true this is, anybody know?)

Reviewed by: khsk from VA on Jan 10, 2005

Experience: 40 Days

Strengths: Compatible with all devices tested so far, better priced than Sony counterparts

Weaknesses: None

Summary: Even though Memory Stick format is much more expensive than other competing formats, Sandisk price is more reasonable compared to Sony. Even at more moderate price, memory sticks cost about twice as much as the competing formats.

Reviewed by: legoascf on Dec 30, 2004

Experience: 20 Days

Strengths: Faster transfer speeds. Large memory capacity in a small package.

Weaknesses: Limited access. Have to have a Sony laptop or a special adapter for your computer.

Summary: The 1GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO provided us with an excellent opportunity to store and manage our photos and home movies. The jpeg and mpeg files transferred much faster than the stock 16MB card included with the Sony DSC-P100 to the laptop. The stick has not lost any of our photos or corrupted like our older SD card.

Reviewed by: biswendu from CA on Dec 17, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: slick

Weaknesses: nothing but the price

Summary: It is really the one I have selected it right for my digital camera. Just fill it & forget ! Enough space for still & media images. It has been a nice experiance till date.

Reviewed by: arkandream from AR on Nov 26, 2004

Experience: 25 Days

Strengths: SPEED

Weaknesses: a little bit high price compared to other storage medium.

Summary: Hi capacity!!
Hi speed.
With my Sony W1, I can take unlimited movie.
It's amazing.

However, you need to pay attention on the price when you shop around.

Reviewed by: zahedi from CA on Dec 20, 2004

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Lots and lots of memory.

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: I am happy with the price that i paid for this memory card.
It is lots and lots of memory for an unbeliveable price.
I like what i bought and i am using it with my sony cybershot camera and so far i have not had any problems. Above all i save so many pictures on this card.

Reviewed by: vexus2k from NE on Nov 15, 2004

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Beautiful design and very quick.

Weaknesses: None so far.

Summary: Over time we'll see how well it lasts. For instance, I won't test it's durability, except by accident. But otherwise what a wonderful deal compared to a genuine Sony brand name.

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