Why does Sony love its proprietary media storage formats so much? The list just goes on with UMD, Beatmax, MiniDisc, and the Memory Stick. There seems to be no real reason for all of this. All the proprietary formats do is cost the consumer more money.
After the release of Sony’s CompactFlash compatable cameras, it seemed that Sony might be learning the wrong of their ways. Now that they have pushed the capacity of the Memory Stick Duo line to 32GB, the words “highly unlikely” are starting to come to mind.
Now, we are all for increasing flash storage to infinity, but not if it’s going to cost us an arm and a leg. Flash memory should be getting more and more like hard discs in terms of cost per gigabyte. Sony is reversing this trend. — Nik Gomez
Sony Humps Memory Stick to 32 GB [CrunchGear]