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Sony Microvault USM1GL Operating Instructions

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When running Mac OS 9.0 and higher
Once the Micro Vault is connected to the computer, the drive icon for the Micro Vault device appears.
The Micro Vault does not support Mac OS IO.Ox.
You can now copy and save data on the Micro Vault by dragging files and folders on the drive icon,just as you
would when copying data to a hard disk or to a floppy disk.
USB Flash Drive
Meanings of the Indicator Light
When the Micro Vault is in use. the indicator light indicates its status as follows.
Indicator Light Status Meaning
Operating Instructions
Data transfer in progress (Do not remove the Micro Vault while the indicator
light is flashing.)
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When running Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000
Double-click ~ (Safely Remove Hardware) in the task tray in the lower right portion of the screen. In the
window that appears. select the name of the device that is to be removed, then click the Stop bUllon. When the
Stop a Hardware Device screen appears, make sure that the correct information is displayed. and then click the
OK bulton. When the "Safe to Remove Hardware" message appears. you may remove the Micro Vault. (The
icon and messages that appear may vary depending on the version of the OS.)
When running Windows Vista. you can also select "Safely Remove Hardware" by right-clicking the Micro
Vault drive icon in Explorer or My Computer.
When removing the Micro Vault while Virtual Expander is running, be sure to end the program first by right-
clicking the Virtual Expander icon in the task tray and selecting "End" from the menu that appears.
When running Mac OS 9.0 and higher
Drag the Micro Vault icon to the Trash. After confirming that the Micro Vault is in standby mode, disconnect
the Micro Vault.
The Micro Vault does not support Mac OS IO.Ox.
- dusty or diny
- vibrating
- exposed to direct sunlight
Notes on Use
About Micro Vault Virtual Expander software
• This software is pre-installed in the Micro Vault.
• This is compression software originally designed for the Micro Vault. For marc details on its use, see the
README file stored in the Micro Vault.
• The compression ratio will differ depending on the file.
• Files that have ulready been compressed and
of 2 KB or less are
unchanged. without being
If the software
unstable during use, visit the following
to download the
version. Only
products with Micro Vault Virtual Expander installed at the time of purchase can download from this Web site.
Supported OS: Windows Vista (32BiO. Windows XP (SPI and higher), Windows 2000 (SP3 and higher)
Administrative right is required to use this software.
• Our product warranty is limited only to the USB Flash Drive itself, when used normally in
accordance with these operating instructions and with the accessories that were included with
this unit in the specified or recommended system environment. Services provided by the
Company, such as user support, are also SUbject to these restrictions.
• The Company cannot accept liability for damage or loss resulting from the use of this unit. or for
any claim from a third party.
• The Company cannot accept any liability for: problems with your computer or other hardware
arising from the use of this product; the suitability of this product for specific hardware, software,
or peripherals; operating conflicts with other installed software; data loss; or other accidental or
unavoidable damages.
• The Company cannot accept any liability for financial damages, lost profits. claims from third
parties, etc., arising from the use of the software provided with this unit.
• The software specifications may be SUbject to change without notice.
It is strongly recommended that you periodically back up the data written on the unit.
Sony Corporation assumes no liability for any damage or loss of data that may occur.
• When formatting the device, use the format software which you can download from the website. To avoid
any changes of the specifications, do not fonnat the device in any other way.
• The Micro Vault may not function correctly if it is connected to the computer when the computer is staned
up, restarted. or restored from sleep mode. Always disconnect the Micro Vault from the computer before
performing any of these operations.
• The Micro Vault has a hole for attaching a strap or a ring. However. a hook-shaped metal object (such as
key holder) should not be attached to this hole. because it may cause damage to the Micro Vault.
• Do not place the unit in locations that are:
- extremely hot or cold
- very humid
- exposed to corrosive gases
• Cleaning
Clean the unit with a soft. dry cloth or a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of solvent. such
alcohol or benzene. which may damage the finish.
Micro Vault is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
Mac and Macintosh are trademarks ot Apple Compuler, Inc.. regislered in the U.S. and other
• Other system names and product names that appear in this manual are registered trademarks
trademarks of their respective owners. Note that the
and ® symbols are not used in this manual.
Precautions for Transfer and Disposal
If data stored on the Micro Vault is deleted or refonnatted using the standard methods. the data only appears to
removed on a superficial level, and it may be possible for someone to retrieve and reuse the data by means of
special software.
To avoid information leaks and other problems of this sort, it is recommended that you use commercially
available software designed to completely remove all data from the Micro Vault.
Declaration of Conformity
: Sony Electronics Inc.
: 16530 Via E,prillo. San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
: 858-942-2230
Trade Name
Responsible Party
Telephone Number
Serial No.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product. you may call: Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-942-S0NY(7669). The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
Regulatory Information:
Keep away from children. If swallowed, promptly see a doctor.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are located on the side of the product. Record the serial number in the
space provided here. Refer to the model and serial number when you call the Sony Customer Information
This device complies with pan 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(I) This device may not cause harmful interference. and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including intetference that may cause undesired operation.
When Using USB Flash Drive for the First Time (Installing the Device
Ordinarily. the device driver is installed automatically when you connect the Micro Vault.
However. with some USB 2.0 cards or boards, you may need to initiate installation manually.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen to search for a suitable driver.
Windows 98, Windows 98SE. Windows Me and Mac OS IO.Ox are not supported.
Basic Operation
Please remove the Micro Vault properly following the procedure described in this manual. Otherwise. data may
not be recorded correctly.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. pursuant to
pan 15 of the FCC Rules.
limits are designed
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 Ihat interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause hamlful interference to radio or television reception. which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on. the user is encQumged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- 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 radiorrV technician for help.
The shielded interface cable and connectors must be used in order to comply with the limits for digital device
pursuant to subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For Customers in CANADA
This Class B digital appamtus complies with Canadian ICES-Om.
While holding the body of the Micro Vault. depress the top to extend the USB. This action locks the USB and
makes it ready for use in a USB port.
When running Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000
Once the Micro Vault is connected to the computer. the drive icon for the Micro Vault device appears. (The
drive name varies, depending on your computer system.)
You can now copy and save data on the Micro Vault by dragging files and folders on the drive icon, just as you
would when copying data to a hard disk or to a floppy disk.



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