memory stick

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Etymology[edit]

From Memory Stick, a Sony brand name.

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memory stick (plural memory sticks)

  1. (computing) One of a series of memory devices manufactured by the Sony Corporation ranging in size from a USB drive down to a flash card.
  2. (computing) A portable solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device equipped with a USB (or similarly specified) plug for direct connection to a corresponding port; a USB drive, thumb drive or pen drive.
    • 2003, Jon Hall, Paul G. Sery, Red Hat Linux Fedora For Dummies, page 343,
      The first step to increasing your drive space is to add a new storage device. It can be a hard drive (IDE or SCSI), but also a USB or FireWire memory stick.
    • 2008, Cory Doctorow, Little Brother, page 56,
      You might be wondering at this point what dark secrets I had locked away on my phone and memory sticks and email.
    • 2009, Steve Seguis, Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies, unnumbered page,
      To do this, you can run a script on a computer periodically to check for any attached USB disk drives or memory sticks.

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