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When running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Me
USB Storage Media
Operating Instructions
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 button. When the
Stop a Hardware Device screen appears, make sure that the correct information is displayed, and then click the
OK button. 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 rightclicking the Virtual Expander icon in the task tray and selecting “End” from the menu that appears.
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When running Windows 98/98SE
After confirming that the Micro Vault is in standby mode, disconnect the Micro Vault.
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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.
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WARNING
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
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
When Using USB Storage Media for the First Time (Installing the
Device Driver)
When running Windows 98/98SE
You must install a device driver. Visit the following URL to download and install the device driver.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Media/Microvault/
When running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or
Mac OS 9.0 and higher
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.
For Customers in Asia Pacific Region
For MICRO VAULT™ USB Storage Media only
Limited warranty for Customer in Asia Pacific region.
If this product proves defective in workmanship or materials when used in accordance with the guidelines and
conditions presented in the instruction manual, Sony will replace this product with an equivalent product free of
charge within 1 year after purchase date. This warranty is subject to the conditions indicated herein. Sony shall
not be liable for loss or damage to data stored in the product howsoever caused.
NOTE: “FOR YOUR PROTECTION”
Please retain your original sales receipt to receive warranty coverage. For more information on Sony
Authorized Service Centers, please access the ‘Support Network’ section in the following web site.
http://www.css.ap.sony.com/
Basic Operation
Note:
• Please remove the Micro Vault properly following the procedure described in this manual. Otherwise, data
may not be recorded correctly.
• If the USB port connector is not easily accessible, you can use a USB hub to attach the Micro Vault to the
USB port connector on your computer.
Setup
Slide the button on the Micro Vault while pressing it down to extend the USB connector and connect it to a
USB port on the computer.
When running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or
Windows 98/98SE
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.
An Important Notice for Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me Users
Microsoft Corporation finished the support for Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me on July 11th,
2006.
We confirmed the software that we provide on the website can work under these OSs, but we may not be able
to provide upgrade programs or support for these OSs since Microsoft retired public and technical support of
these OSs.
We would appreciate your kind understanding.
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 more 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 already been compressed by Virtual Expander and files of 2 KB or less are saved unchanged,
without being compressed.
• If the software becomes unstable during use, visit the following URL to download the latest version. Only
products with Micro Vault Virtual Expander installed at the time of purchase can download from this Web
site.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Media/Microvault/
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• Supported OS: Windows Vista (32Bit), Windows XP (SP1 and higher), Windows 2000 (SP3 and higher)
Notes on Use
• When formatting the device, use the format software which you can download from the website. To avoid
any changes of the specifications, do not format the device in any other way.
• The Micro Vault may not function correctly if it is connected to the computer when the computer is started
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 a
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
– dusty or dirty
– very humid
– vibrating
– exposed to corrosive gases
– exposed to direct sunlight
• 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 as alcohol or benzene, which may damage the finish.
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.
Precautions for Transfer and Disposal
If data stored on the Micro Vault is deleted or reformatted using the standard methods, the data only appears to
be 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.
• Micro Vault is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and other countries.
• Mac and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• Other system names and product names that appear in this manual are registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners. Note that the ™ and ® symbols are not used in this manual.
• Our product warranty is limited only to the USB storage media 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.
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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.
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.
* Mac OS 10.0x is not supported.
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Meanings of the Indicator Light
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Indicator Light Status
Meaning
Off
Standby
On
Data transfer in progress (Do not remove the Micro Vault while the indicator
light is flashing.)
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Specifications
Interface:
Port type:
Power supply:
Compatible OSs:
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Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)*
Type A USB port
USB bus power (no external power supply)
Windows Vista Home Basic/Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate, Starter,
Windows XP Professional/Home Edition, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Me, Windows 98**, Windows 98SE**, Mac OS 9.0x/9.1x/9.2x,
Mac OS 10.1 to 10.4.7***
Capacity:
512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
(Actual usable capacity is somewhat less than the amount shown on the device.)
Operating temperature range: 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Operating humidity range:
10 to 90% (with no condensation)
Storage temperature range:
–20 to 60 °C (–4 to 140 °F)
Storage humidity range:
10 to 90% (with no condensation)
External dimensions:
Approximately 17.7 × 8.3 × 67 mm
Weight:
Approximately 10 g
Accessories:
Main Unit, Operating Instructions
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USB 2.0 interface may not be supported, depending on the computer and OS you are using.
If this is the case, use a USB 1.1 interface.
** The device driver must be installed from the website.
*** Mac OS 10.0x is not supported.
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