Before operating the unit, please read this document
thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
© 2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Keep the unit away from children. If any part of the
unit is swallowed, promptly see a doctor.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call the
telephone number listed in "Technical Support." The telephone
number below is not for customer service but only for official
Declaration of Conformity
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTICE TO USERS
Drive Letter Recognition Software ©2006 Sony Corporation.
Documentation ©2006 Sony Corporation.
All rights reserved. This manual or Drive Letter Recognition
Software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
reproduced, translated to any machine-readable form without
prior written approval from Sony Corporation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH
THIS MANUAL, THE DEVICE DRIVERS OR OTHER
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to
this manual or the information contained herein at any time
SONY CORPORATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY PROGRAMS, DATA, OR
OTHER INFORMATION STORED ON ANY MEDIA.
Copyright law prohibits unauthorized use of any recorded
audio/video for any other purpose than personal enjoyment.
Please be warned that the "Memory Stick" containing images
and data protected by copyright shall be strictly used within
, "Memory Stick," "Memory Stick Duo," "MagicGate
Memory Stick," "Memory Stick PRO," "Memory Stick PRO
Duo," "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo," "Memory Stick Micro,"
and "M2" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony.
, and the Windows logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States of America and/or other countries.
and Mac OS
are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. in the United States of America and/or other
• Other system names, product names, and company names
appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders, even though not
indicated by the ® or ™ marks.
The MRW62E-S2 (hereafter referred to as the "reader/writer")
has the following features:
s Quick and simple data transfer - easily transfer images from
camera to PC
s Compatible with "Memory Stick," "Memory Stick PRO,"
"Memory Stick Duo," CompactFlash, Microdrive, xD-Picture
Card, SmartMedia, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
s Supports 17 different types of memory cards
s Drive Letter Recognition Software can be downloaded from
the web site
s Quick to Connect - Hot-pluggable USB-powered design
The reader/writer requires the following minimum system
– Windows Vista
XP (Service Pack 2 or later)
2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or later)
– Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
This product works with the standard drivers in Windows.
The reader/writer supports the following media:
"Memory Stick" media
• "Memory Stick" (without MagicGate)
• "MagicGate Memory Stick"
• "Memory Stick" (with MagicGate)
• "Memory Stick Duo" (without MagicGate)
• "MagicGate Memory Stick Duo"
• "Memory Stick Duo" (with MagicGate)
• "Memory Stick PRO"
• "Memory Stick PRO Duo"
• "Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo"
• "Memory Stick Micro" ("M2")
"MagicGate" is the general name of a copyright protection technology
developed by Sony.
Recording or playback of MagicGate data that uses MagicGate
technology is not supported.
4-bit parallel data transfer is supported and the data read/write timing
will vary depending on the medium.
"M2" is an abbreviation of "Memory Stick Micro." In this document,
hereinafter, the abbreviation "M2," is used.
With adaptor (not supplied) only
SD memory cards
• SD/SDHC Memory Card
• mini SD™ card
Recording or playback of data that uses SD technology is not
With adaptor (not supplied) only
Other memory cards
• xD-Picture Card™
MMCplus and MMCmobile are supported, but parallel data transfer is
The Microdrive requires more power than other memory cards. When
using a Microdrive, remove other memory cards; otherwise an error
may occur due to a shortage of power.
• Not all memory cards are guaranteed to work. Operation is
not assured if non-supported memory cards are used.
• The capacity of a file to be recorded/played back is smaller
than 4 GB per file according to the specifications of the file
system incorporated in "Memory Stick."
• Although operation check of this product has been performed
with up to 8 GB "Memory Stick," please note that the
operation is not guaranteed for every type of "Memory Stick."
• In this manual, all types of media listed in "Supported Media"
are generically called memory cards.
• I/O cards that are not memory cards, such as GPS cards, are
• MultiMediaCards and SD Memory Cards use the same slot, so
you cannot use them at the same time.
• The "Memory Stick" media all use the same slot, so you
cannot use them at the same time.
• Only DOS format is supported. Memory cards in other
formats are not supported.
About "Memory Stick" media
What is "Memory Stick"?
"Memory Stick" is a compact-size IC recording media with a
high capacity. It has been designed not only exchanging/sharing
digital data among "Memory Stick" compliant products, but
also for serving as a removable external storage media that can
Notes on "Memory Stick"
On formatting (initialization)
• If you format media in which data has been already written,
all the data will be erased. Please be cautious not to
mistakenly erase any important data.
• Please make sure to format (initialize) media by the formatter
of a "Memory Stick" compliant product. If it is initialized by
Windows Explorer, it might become unusable on this product.
About the size of "Memory Stick"
• This product has a slot that can take both standard size and
Duo size. All the products with such a slot as this are
equipped with a system which automatically measures the
size of an inserted medium. That's why both standard-size
"Memory Stick" and smaller "Memory Stick Duo" can be
used on this product without any Memory Stick Duo
• Do not insert multiple "Memory Sticks" at the same time. It
might cause damage to the product.
• When you use "Memory Stick Duo" on this product, please
make sure to insert it in the right direction.
• "Memory Stick Duo" should be kept away from small
children to prevent them from accidentally swallowing it.
• When you use "Memory Stick Micro" on this product, please
make sure to attach the medium into M2 adaptor.
If you attempt to insert "Memory Stick Micro" without
attaching to M2 adaptor, there is a possibility that it cannot be
"Memory Stick" Media
Notes on using "Memory Stick" media
• Do not remove "Memory Stick" while data is being read or
• Data may be damaged if:
– You remove "Memory Stick" or disconnect the USB cable
while data is being read or written.
– You use "Memory Stick" in a place where it is susceptible
to static electricity or electric noise.
• You can keep backup copies of important data on a "Memory
• Avoid touching the metal terminals on the "Memory Stick" to
prevent damage from static discharge.
• Do not subject the "Memory Stick" to excessive stress or
• Do not disassemble or modify "Memory Stick."
• Keep "Memory Stick" and other media away from water,
excessive heat and humidity, and from corrosive elements.
• Do not use or keep "Memory Stick" under an unfavorable
condition as below:
– Extremely hot place (such as in a parked car with windows
closed in summer, a spot under direct sunlight, or near an
electrical appliance that radiates heat)
– Humid place
– Place near corrosive substances
• If you set Write-Protected switch "LOCK," data cannot be
recorded, edited, or erased.
• Do not stick anything other than the supplied labels on the
label area of "Memory Stick."
• Stick a label precisely within the label area. Make sure that the
label does not go beyond the area.
• Carry and keep "Memory Stick" in the supplied case.
Notes on using "Memory Stick Duo/Memory
Stick PRO Duo"
• When you use "Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo"
without Write-Protected switch, be careful not to edit or erase
important data by mistake.
• When you use "Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo"
with Write-Protected switch, data cannot be recorded, edited,
or erased by "LOCK" the switch.
• Use an object with a sharp tip to move the Write-Protected
• Do not press on the memo area strongly when writing.
• Carry and keep "Memory Stick" in the supplied case.
Supported SmartMedia cards
The reader/writer supports 3.3-volt and 3-volt SmartMedia
cards, but not the older 5-volt type.
3.3 V and 3 V type
5 V type
Do not insert a 5-volt SmartMedia card into the reader/writer
SmartMedia card handling
If the gold contact area of a SmartMedia card is dirty, a read
error may occur. Keep the contact area clean. Otherwise do not
touch the gold contact area. Do not twist or warp the card.
Protect the card from static electricity.
SmartMedia card with ID
The reader/writer does not support the ID information on
SmartMedia cards, but allows any SmartMedia card with an ID
to be used as regular media.
Other Points to Note
Do not format (initialize) memory cards with a computer. If you
format a memory card with a computer, devices such as digital
cameras may not be able to use it due to differences in format
type (FAT size, cluster size, hard disk type, or super floppy disk
type). If you use a digital camera, format memory cards with
your camera, instead.
Restrictions on DOS mode
In Windows, the reader/ writer does not operate in DOS mode.
To use the reader/writer, start up Windows.
The reader/writer supports standby functions based on the
PC2000 standard, which may not cover the standby function of
all computers. Disable the standby function of your computer if
it causes any problems. While the computer is in standby, do not
insert or remove any media.
Do not attempt to dismantle, repair, or alter the
Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to dismantle, repair,
or alter the reader/writer yourself. You may not only
permanently damage the reader/writer and/or your computer,
but may also cause fire or personal injury through electrical
Operating and storage environments
• Do not place the reader/writer close to heat sources or in
direct sunlight; in dusty, dirty, or humid locations; under
precipitation such as rain; or leave it in a hot vehicle with the
• If the reader/writer interferes with the reception of radio or
television signals, move the reader/writer away from the
radio or television.
• When using the reader/writer, do not wrap it in cloth, sheets,
or covers as this may cause a malfunction or fire.
USB transfer rate
Full-speed (12 Mbps)
High-speed (480 Mbps)
This high-speed transfer rate is a theoretical value for the USB
Actual performance is dependent on the device.
4.75 to 5.25 V DC
Max. 500 mA
Blinks on access.
Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Humidity: 30% to 80% RH
Temperature: -30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)
Humidity: No condensation
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 86 × 15.7 × 50 mm
× 2 inches) (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.) (TYP)
Except when using Microdrive
End User License Agreement
The following "END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT" applies to
the Drive Letter Recognition Software provided by Sony. Please
read the following "END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT" before
installing. By installing the Drive Letter Recognition Software,
you agree to the "END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT".
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
This is a legal agreement between you
(hereafter referred to as the User) and Sony Corporation
(hereafter referred to as Sony) pertaining to the right to use the
software (hereafter referred to as the PROGRAM). Using the
PROGRAM indicates your acceptance of these terms and
conclusion of the Agreement between the User and Sony.
1 Copyright and all other rights relating to the PROGRAM and
documents accompanying the PROGRAM are owned by Sony
or the original rightful person or organization (hereafter
referred to as the original rightful person) granting Sony the
right to use the PROGRAM. The User is granted no rights
other than those specified in this agreement.
2 Sony grants the User the non-exclusive, indivisible and non-
transferable right to use the PROGRAM for the purpose of
using the Sony product Multi-Card Reader/Writer for which
the PROGRAM designates.
3 The User may not transfer the Right of Use described above to
any third party nor allow for any third party to use the
PROGRAM unless the User obtains the advance written
permission of Sony.
4 The User may not export or transport the PROGRAM or
documents accompanying the PROGRAM from the country
where the User installed the PROGRAM to any other country.
5 The User may not (i) update, add to, or modify nor (ii) de-
assemble or de-compile the PROGRAM either in whole or in
6 THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-DEFECTIVENESS.
7 If any dispute relating to infringement of copyright, patent, or
other intangible property rights arises between the User and a
third party as a consequence of use of the PROGRAM, the
User shall settle the dispute at the User's own expense, and
shall make no claim against Sony or the original rightful
8 Sony may terminate your license upon notice for failure to
comply with any of these Terms. Any such termination shall
not affect any payments, any compensation for damage. Upon
termination, you must immediately destroy the Software
together with all copies in any form.
9 This Agreement has several non-English language versions
for the reference purpose only. In the event of any
discrepancy between the English language version and any
other language version, the English language version shall
When you unpack the box, make sure that it contains all the
accessories listed below.
If anything is missing or damaged, contact your retailer.
• MRW62E-S2 Multi-Card Reader/Writer
• USB cable
• Operating Instructions
Parts and Functions
1 Access Indicator
This indicator is always lit. The indicator blinks when the
reader/writer accesses data on a memory card.
2 SmartMedia / xD-Picture Card Slot
Insert either a SmartMedia memory card or xD-Picture Card
3 CompactFlash / Microdrive Slot
Insert either a CompactFlash or Microdrive memory card
Remove all other memory cards before using a Microdrive,
because of its large power consumption.
4 "Memory Stick" Slot
Insert a "Memory Stick" media here.
When inserting a "Memory Stick Micro" ("M2"), use an
adaptor (not supplied).
5 MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card Slot
Insert either a MultiMeidaCard or an SD Memory Card here.
When inserting a miniSD Card, use an adaptor (not
6 USB Port (mini B)
Connect to a computer using the supplied USB cable.