September 9, 2008 Sony RME is releasing the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX this October, in 4GB and 8GB capacity. The memory card has a reading speed of 20MB/s and a writing speed of 15MB/s - and when used with the supplied USB adaptor, it transfers data one third faster than the Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2).
The card is designed to appeal to consumers dealing with increasingly large files from their high-resolution cameras. A free, downloadable Memory Stick Data Rescue Service is also on offer. This recovers deleted photographs and files, for users who are a bit too trigger-happy with the erase button. The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX uses an 8-bit parallel interface.