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Summary of Content for Sony HDPS M10 Operating Instruction PDF

2005 Sony Corporation

HDPS-M10

HDD Photo Storage Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this document thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.

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Preparations _______________

Copying data to the unit _____

Connecting to a computer ____

Additional information _______

2-639-395-13(1)

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Safety regulations

WARNING Keep 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.

For use only with power supply SONY, Model HDAC-M1.

Disclaimer Sony corporation assumes no responsibility for the loss of information stored on the hard disk of this unit, or information transferred to a Memory Stick and/or CompactFlash card with your computer.

Memory Stick, , and MagicGate Memory Stick are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony.

Memory Stick Duo and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony. MagicGate Memory Stick Duo is a trademark or a registered trademark of Sony. Memory Stick PRO and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony. Memory Stick PRO Duo and are trademarks or registered trademarks

of Sony. MagicGate and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States

and/or other countries. Mac and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other

countries. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation and is licensed to the CompactFlash

Association. Microdrive is a registered trademark of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. Other system and product names used herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of their

respective manufacturers, although the and marks are not used in the text.

In this manual, Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition are referred to as Windows XP. In this manual, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is referred to as Windows 2000. In this manual, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition is referred to as Windows Me.

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Table of contents Safety regulations ...........................2

What you can do with the HDD Photo Storage ............................................4

Media types that can be used with the HDD Photo Storage ........................6

About the Memory Stick media ............................................7

Recommended computer environment ....................................8

Unpacking .......................................9

Identifying parts and controls .......10

Preparations

Powering the unit ..........................14

Charging the battery ...................14

Using the unit with the AC power adapter ........................................16

Power save function ...................16

Using the unit abroad .................16

Copying data to the unit

Inserting and removing the Memory Stick media .................17

Inserting and removing the CompactFlash card .......................19

Copying data to the HDD Photo Storage ..........................................21

Connecting to a computer

Preparing the HDD Photo Storage and computer ................................ 24

Copying data to a computer ......... 26

With Windows 2000 or Windows Me .............................................. 26

With Windows XP ..................... 33

With a Macintosh computer ....... 37

Data storage locations and folder names ............................................ 39

Using the unit as an external hard disk drive or reader/writer .................... 41

Additional information

Troubleshooting ........................... 42

Precautions ................................... 44

Maintenance ................................. 45

Disposing of the unit .................... 46

Specifications ............................... 47

Error Messages .......................... 48

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What you can do with the HDD Photo Storage

Store lots of images from a digital camera! Simply take pictures, and then insert the media into the HDD Photo Storage to copy the image data to the internal hard disk. After copying, you can reuse the media immediately. The 40 GB hard disk of the HDD Photo Storage can store the equivalent of about 620 units of 64 MB media.

Copy!

HDD Photo Storage

Connect to a computer! Using the supplied USB cable, you can easily transfer data from an inserted media or from the hard disk of the HDD Photo Storage to a computer. There is no need to install any special software or perform a setup procedure.

USB cable

See the next page for a step-by-step guide.

Use as an external hard disk! The HDD Photo Storage can function as a USB 2.0-compatible external hard disk, to provide data storage capacity to a computer. There is no need to install a dedicated driver, which is great for quick copying of data in a temporary setup.

THE HDD Photo Storage can also be used as a card reader/writer.

Take it anywhere! Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions and 300 g (10.6 oz.), the HDD Photo Storage is very portable, making it the ideal companion on any trip, long or short.

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Copying images to your computer

Prepare the HDD Photo Storage and your computer (page 24).

Copy image files to your computer (page 26).

View images on your computer.

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Media types that can be used with the HDD Photo Storage

The following storage media can be used with the HDD Photo Storage.

Memory Stick media

*1 Read/write of data that requires the MagicGate function is not possible.

CompactFlash cards (CF cards) Type I, II Microdrive

Others SD Card*1

MultiMediaCard (MMC)*1

*1 This media is supported through the usage of a CF to SD/MMC adapter. However, there is no guarantee that the unit can use all SD Cards or MultiMediaCards.

Notes

There is no guarantee that the unit can use all Memory Stick, CompactFlash cards, Microdrives, SD cards, or MultiMediaCards.

The unit supports Memory Stick, CompactFlash and Microdrives of up to 4 GB. Operation with Memory Stick PRO, CompactFlash or Microdrives of higher capacities is not guaranteed.

Do not insert any media or devices other than those outlined above into the unit.

Memory Stick types Read/write on HDD Photo Storage

Memory Stick Memory Stick (with the Memory Select function) Memory Stick Duo

Yes

Memory Stick (MagicGate/High-speed transfer compatible) Memory Stick Duo (MagicGate/High-speed transfer compatible)

Yes*1

MagicGate Memory Stick MagicGate Memory Stick Duo Yes*1

Memory Stick PRO Memory Stick PRO Duo Yes*1

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The Memory Stick is a small, lightweight IC type storage media that can hold considerably more data than a conventional floppy disk. It can serve not only to exchange data between two devices with Memory Stick slots, but it is also convenient as a removable external media for data storage.

The Memory Stick comes in two formats: the standard size Memory Stick and the smaller Memory Stick Duo. The unit is compatible with both formats.

Memory Stick types

There are six different types of Memory Stick designed for various applications.

Memory Stick PRO This Memory Stick can only be used in equipment compatible with Memory Stick PRO. It incorporates a copy protection technology called MagicGate.

Memory Stick This is the regular Memory Stick. It can store all kinds of data, except data that requires MagicGate copy protection.

Memory Stick (MagicGate/High-speed transfer compatible) This type of Memory Stick incorporates the MagicGate copy protection and supports high-speed transfers. It can be used in all devices that support the Memory Stick.

MagicGate Memory Stick This type of Memory Stick incorporates the MagicGate copy protection.

Memory Stick-ROM This is a read-only type of Memory Stick that contains prerecorded data that cannot be deleted or overwritten.

Memory Stick (with the Memory Select function) This Memory Stick has a number of separately addressable internal memory blocks (128 MB). The Memory Select switch at the rear of this type of Memory Stick lets you select the desired memory. It is not possible to use multiple blocks simultaneously or continuously.

What is MagicGate? MagicGate is a copyright protection technology that must be present in the Memory Stick and on the device where it is to be used. MagicGate incorporates two security features: encryption of copy-protected data, and mutual verification of the Memory Stick and reader device. This serves to prevent the unauthorized copy and playback of copyrighted material. Because the HDD Photo Storage does not come with MagicGate, it cannot use data encrypted with MagicGate. When you attempt to copy music files from a MagicGate device to a Memory Stick, the device and Memory Stick verify whether the other is MagicGate-compliant. Music files are only encrypted and copied if the verification is successful. Similarly, when attempting to play back encrypted files from the Memory Stick, playback only starts if the verification between the device and Memory Stick is successful.

About the Memory Stick media

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Recommended computer environment The unit can be used with computers that run the following preinstalled operation systems and come with USB ports.

Windows Windows XP Professional Windows XP Home Edition Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or later) Windows Me

Notes

Even if the operating system is one of the above, operation is not guaranteed in a multiboot environment or if the operating system is an upgraded version.

Operation is not guaranteed when you use USB interface cards or USB CardBus cards added afterwards.

Macintosh Mac OS X (10.3 or later)

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Unpacking When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the items listed below are present. If anything is missing, contact your dealer or an authorized service center in your area.

HDD Photo Storage unit (1) USB cable (1)

AC power adapter (1) (SONY, Model HDAC-M1)

Power cord (1)

Carrying case (1)

Hand strap (1)

Operating Instructions (this document)

PhotoDiary software (on the hard disk)

Read Me First (1)

Warranty card (1)

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Identifying parts and controls

A LCD display (page 11) Displays information such as battery indicator, the AC power adapter indicator, the CompactFlash/Microdrive indicator, the Memory stick indicator, the HDD capacity indicator, and the character information display.

B CANCEL button (page 22) Cancels copying process and verifies the remaining internal hard disk space.

C COPY button (page 21) Copies data from a Memory stick or CompactFlash card to the internal hard disk. When the unit is ready to copy, a READY appears on the display.

D (USB) Port (page 24) Connects to the supplied USB cable.

E Port cover (page 12)

F ! (DC In) connector (page 14) Connects to the supplied AC power adapter.

G Hand strap hole Allows a hand strap to be attached.

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H Eject button (page 19) Ejects the CompactFlash card.

I CompactFlash slot (page 19) Accepts a CompactFlash card.

J Slot cover (page 12)

K Memory Stick Slot (page 17) Accepts a Memory stick.

L HOLD Switch (page 12) Lock the controls to prevent accidental button presses while carrying the unit.

M ! (POWER) button (page 21) Turns the unit on and off.

LCD

A Battery indicator (page 14)

B AC power adapter indicator (page 16)

C CompactFlash/Microdrive indicator (page 19)

D Memory Stick indicator (page 17)

E HDD capacity indicator (page 23)

F Character information display

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Locking the Controls (HOLD) You can lock the controls to prevent accidental button presses while carrying the device. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow to lock the controls.

To unlock the controls Slide the HOLD switch in the direction opposite to that of the arrow.

Opening/closing the covers

You can open/close the port and slot covers the same way.

To open the covers Lightly push down the top part of the cover to open it, as illustrated.

To close the covers Push the cover up from its fully open position, until the tab of the cover fits into the notch of the body. Then, lightly push up the cover until you feel it click into place. When it does, the cover is securely closed.

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Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow.

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Notes

Close the covers when the unit is not in use. If the cover only opens as far as illustrated, you cannot close the cover.

To solve this problem, press the center of the cover as illustrated until it is in its fully open position, and then try closing it again.

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B Preparations

Powering the unit You can use the internal battery or the AC power adapter to power the unit.

If you want to use the unit without the AC power adapter, you must first charge the internal battery of the unit. To do this, connect the supplied AC power adapter as illustrated.

When the AC power adapter is connected to the unit, the internal battery starts charging. A battery charge indicator appears on the display during charging. When the battery is fully charged, the LCD display shows FULL CHARGE before it turns off. The charging process takes about 4 hours at ambient temperature.

Confirming full battery charge After the charging process is complete, turn on the unit while the AC power adaptor is still connected, and make sure that the icon appears.

Charging the battery

To the AC outlet

To the ! (DC In) connector

Battery charging in progress Battery is fully charged

Battery icon

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P reparations

Hints

The internal battery charges even when the unit is in use, as long as the AC power adapter is connected. However, the charge time is considerably longer than when the internal battery is charged as outlined above.

If the unit has not been charged for some time, the internal battery level may be depleted. When the unit is turned on, the low battery level may cause the battery icon at the top left corner of the LCD display not to appear.

To recover, fully charge the battery using the supplied AC power adapter. Do not remove the adapter while charging is in progress.

Notes

Only use the supplied AC power adapter. Other power adapters do not work. If you use the unit under battery power at temperatures of 10 C (50 F) or less, you cannot

use the unit as long as normal. Normal operation of the unit under battery power is not guaranteed at low temperatures; therefore, make sure that you connect the AC power adapter.

To maintain battery performance, make sure that you fully charge it periodically by connecting the AC power adapter.

Checking the remaining battery charge

The remaining battery charge is indicated on the display. As the number of indicator bars decreases, less charge remains.

Note

The remaining of charge figures above are approximative. Actual results vary depending on the operating environment, number of times the battery is charged, etc.

No battery icon

Indicator Remaining battery charge Description

75% ~ 100% There is enough remaining battery charge to use the unit without connecting it to the AC power adapter.50% ~ 75%

25% ~ 50% The remaining battery charge is getting low, but is still sufficient to copy several more media.10% ~ 25%

0% ~ 10% Connect the AC power adapter to charge the internal battery.

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You can use the unit without worrying about the remaining charge of the internal battery simply by connecting the AC power adapter. Connect the AC power adapter to the unit as outlined in Charging the battery(page 14).

When the unit is used stand-alone, it turns off automatically after remaining idle for 5 minutes, whether operating on internal power or through the AC power adapter. Simply restart the unit to resume operation.

Power sources

You can use the unit in any country or area with the supplied AC adapter within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adapter [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].

Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.

Using the unit with the AC power adapter

Power save function

Using the unit abroad

HDAC-M1

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B Copying data to the unit

Inserting and removing the Memory Stick media

The Memory Stick slot of the unit can accept either a standard size Memory Stick or a Memory Stick Duo. The unit automatically detects what size of Memory Stick is inserted. There is no need to use an adapter when using a Memory Stick Duo.

Hint

For information on how to open and close the slot cover, see Opening/closing the covers (page 12).

Inserting the Memory Stick

Insert the Memory Stick as illustrated, until you hear it click into place.

If the unit is on, the Memory Stick indicator appears on the LCD display when the Memory Stick is detected.

Notes

Do not attempt to insert multiple Memory Stick. Otherwise, the equipment may be damaged.

Before use, double-check that the Memory Stick is inserted correctly. Otherwise, the equipment may be damaged.

The label should face up. Insert it in the v direction until you hear a click.

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Removing the Memory Stick media

Note

Never remove the Memory Stick during copy. Otherwise, data may be corrupted.

Push the Memory Stick all the way in, briefly release it, and then pull it out. When you push the Memory Stick all the way in, it slightly sticks out.

Push in

Release briefly and pull out

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Inserting and removing the CompactFlash card

Hint

For information on how to open and close the slot cover, see Opening/closing the covers (page 12).

Inserting the CompactFlash card

Insert the CompactFlash card all the way into the slot, as illustrated.

If the unit is on, the CompactFlash/Microdrive indicator appears on the LCD display when the CompactFlash card is detected.

Note

Before use, double-check that the CompactFlash card is inserted correctly. Otherwise, the equipment may be damaged.

Removing the CompactFlash card

Note

Never remove the CompactFlash card during copy. Otherwise, data may be corrupted.

1 Push the eject button. The eject button sticks out.

The label should face up. Insert it in the v direction all the way into the slot.

Push Sticks out

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2 Push the eject button all the way in, release it, and then pull the CompactFlash card out. When you push the eject button in, the CompactFlash card slightly sticks out.

Note

Do not close the slot cover when the eject button is out.

Push in fully Pull out

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C opying data to the unit

Copying data to the HDD Photo Storage This section explains how to use the COPY button on the unit to copy data from a Memory Stick or CompactFlash card to the internal hard disk of the unit.

Hint

For information on how to connect the unit to a computer to copy, see Connecting to a computer (page 24).

Notes

The data read/write speed depends on the combination of Memory Stick and equipment. Data from a Memory Stick that has the access control attribute set on another device

cannot be read or copied on the unit. To enable reading and copying of such data, you must first disable the access control on the other device.

MagicGate-compatible data can be copied but not played back with the unit. Once MagicGate-compatible data is copied to the unit, it cannot be copied back to the Memory Stick, either.

1 Turn on the unit. Press the ! (power) button. The Welcome to SONY HDPS appears on the unit display.

Remaining internal hard disk capacity appears on the display when no media is inserted in the drives of the unit.

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Slide the HOLD switch in the direction opposite to that of the arrow.

! (power) button

Remaining internal hard disk capacity

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2 Insert the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card into the unit. The READY (ready to copy) appears on the unit display.

Note

An error message appears on the display when an error has occurred. For details, see Error Messages (page 48).

3 Press COPY.

A folder is automatically created on the internal hard disk and the data is copied to the folder. While copying is in progress, the copy progress bar shows the copying status. When copying is done, the COMPLETED (copy completed) appears on the unit display.

Note

If the error message HDD Disk Full appears, the remaining space on the internal hard disk is insufficient to finish copying. Connect the unit to a computer and use the computer to delete unnecessary data on the internal hard disk of the unit. For details, see Deleting unnecessary files and folders (page 39).

Hint

If you want to cancel copying midway, press the CANCEL button. The message Paused appears on the display. To cancel copying, press the CANCEL button once more. To continue the copying, press the COPY button. Even if you cancel copying, the unit's internal hard disk capacity decreases slightly because folders are created on the internal hard disk of the unit when copying is initiated.

CANCEL

Copy progress bar Number of folders copied

Number of folders to be copied

Number of files copied

Number of files to be copied

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To verify the remaining capacity of the internal hard disk Remaining internal hard disk capacity appears on the display when no media is inserted in the drives of the unit.

The used capacity of the internal hard disk is displayed as follows:

To turn off the unit. Press the POWER button. The LCD display turns off when the unit does. The battery charging screen appears when the unit is recharging via the AC power adapter.

Indicator Used capacity Indicator Used capacity

0 21-25 GB

1-5 GB 26-30 GB

6-10 GB 31-35 GB

11-15 GB 36-40 GB

16-20 GB

Remaining internal hard disk capacity

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B Connecting to a computer

Preparing the HDD Photo Storage and computer

This section describes how to connect the unit to a computer using the USB cable to transfer data between the two devices.

Hints

When the unit is connected to a computer, you can insert a Memory Stick and a CompactFlash card at the same time and access data from both.

When the unit is connected to a computer for the first time, the necessary programs are installed automatically.

1 Turn on the computer.

2 Turn on the unit. Press the ! (power) button The Welcome to SONY HDPS appears on the unit display.

3 Open the port cover on the right side of the unit and connect the supplied USB cable to the (USB) port. Connect the other end of the cable to the USB port of your computer.

Note

Correct operation is not guaranteed when the unit is connected to a USB hub. Establish a direct USB connection.

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puter Once the unit is connected to the computer, the following display appears:

4 Insert a Memory Stick or CompactFlash card into the unit as necessary.

Hint

To maintain battery performance, make sure that you fully charge the unit periodically by connecting the AC power adapter.

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Copying data to a computer When the unit is connected to a computer using the USB cable, data on the internal hard disk of the unit, as well as the one on an inserted Memory Stick or CompactFlash card, can be managed by the computer.

To illustrate, this section explains how to copy data from the unit to the My Documents folder of a computer running Windows. Copying data from the computer to the unit also uses a similar procedure.

Note

When the unit is connected to a computer with the USB cable, the COPY and CANCEL buttons on the unit are disabled.

1 Double-click [My Computer].

The My Computer window opens.

With Windows 2000 or Windows Me

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puter In the My Computer window, the Memory Stick, CompactFlash card, and internal hard disk of the unit appear as follows.

Hints

The Memory Stick and CompactFlash drives of the unit appear as removable disks, while the internal hard disk of the unit appears as a local disk. The drive letters (e.g., E:) differ depending on the computer system.

If no removable disks or the internal hard disk of the unit appear, refer to When the drives of the HDD Photo Storage do not appear on the computer (page 30).

2 Double-click [Local Disk (E:)]. The contents of the internal hard disk of the unit are shown.

CompactFlash card

Memory Stick

Internal hard disk of the unit

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3 Double-click [STORE.IPS].

Files and folders on the internal hard disk of the unit appear. For details about folder names, see Data storage locations and folder names (page 39).

4 Double-click the folder that contains the files you want to copy to the computer.

5 Right-click the file that you want to copy and click [Copy] on the shortcut menu that appears.

6 Double-click [My Documents] on your desktop.

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puter 7 Right-click anywhere in the My Documents window and click

[Paste] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The selected file is copied to My Documents.

If a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder A message prompting you to confirm whether you want to overwrite the existing file appears. If you overwrite the existing file, it is irrevocably lost, as it is replaced by the new file. To copy the new file without overwriting the existing file with the same name, save the new file under a different name.

Disconnecting the USB cable from the computer or removing media

1 Click on the Windows taskbar.

2 Click [Stop USB mass storage device - drive (X:)].

3 Make sure that the drive letter is correct and click [OK].

4 Click [OK].

5 Disconnect the USB cable. Remove the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card.

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When the drives of the HDD Photo Storage do not appear on the computer

With Windows 2000

1 Right-click [My Computer] and click [Properties] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The System Properties dialog box appears.

2 On the [Hardware] tab, click [Device Manager].

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puter 3 Make sure that USB Mass Storage Device is displayed as a

. If it is, right-click it and click [Remove] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The Confirm Device Removal dialog box appears.

4 Click [OK]. The device is removed.

After the device is removed, disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.

With Windows Me

1 Right-click [My Computer] and click [Properties] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The System Properties dialog box appears.

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2 On the [Device Manager] tab, make sure that USB Mass Storage Device is displayed as a . If it is, right-click it and click [Remove] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The Confirm Device Removal dialog box appears.

3 Click [OK]. The device is removed.

After the device is removed, disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.

Hint

If the unit still cannot be detected by computer, restart the computer and try again.

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When connecting the unit with the USB cable to a computer running Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard appears.

1 Click [Cancel].

2 On the [Start] menu, click [My Computer].

The My Computer window appears.

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In the My Computer window, the Memory Stick, CompactFlash card, and internal hard disk of the unit appear as follows.

Hint

The Memory Stick and CompactFlash drives of the unit appear as removable disks, while the internal hard disk of the unit appears as a local disk. The drive letters (e.g., G:) differ depending on the computer system.

3 Double-click [Local Disk (G:)]. The contents of the internal hard disk of the unit are shown.

4 Double-click [STORE.IPS].

Internal hard disk of the unit

CompactFlash card

Memory Stick

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puter Files and folders on the internal hard disk of the unit appear. For details about folder names, see Data storage locations and folder names (page 39).

5 Double-click the folder that contains the files you want to copy to the computer.

6 Right-click the file that you want to copy and click [Copy], on the shortcut menu that appears.

7 On the [Start] menu, click [My Documents].

8 Right-click anywhere in the My Documents window and click [Paste] on the shortcut menu that appears.

The selected file is copied to My Documents.

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If a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder A message prompting you to confirm whether you want to overwrite the existing file appears. If you overwrite the existing file, it is irrevocably lost, as it is replaced by the new file. To copy the new file without overwriting the existing file with the same name, save the new file under a different name.

Disconnecting the USB cable from computer or removing media

1 Click on the Windows taskbar.

2 Click [Safely remove USB mass storage device - drive (X:)].

3 Make sure that the drive letter is correct and click [OK].

4 Disconnect the USB cable. Remove the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card.

When the drives of the HDD Photo Storage do not appear on the computer

When the drives of the unit do not appear on the computer, see With Windows 2000 (page 30).

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When the unit is connected to a Macintosh computer with the USB cable, icons for the internal hard disk of the unit and the media appear on the desktop. The icons for the media appear when you insert a Memory Stick or a CompactFlash card into the unit.

1 Double-click one of the newly added icons on the desktop.

The contents of the selected drive appear.

2 Double-click [STORE.IPS].

Files and folders on the internal hard disk of the unit appear. For details about folder names, see Data storage locations and folder names (page 39).

With a Macintosh computer

Internal hard disk of the unit

CompactFlash card

Memory Stick

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3 Double-click the folder that contains the files you want to copy to the computer.

4 Drag the file to the hard disk icon. The file is copied to the hard disk.

Removing media

Drag the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card icon to the trash.

Disconnecting the USB cable

1 Drag all the media icons and the internal hard disk drive icon to the trash.

2 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.

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Data storage locations and folder names Data copied to the internal hard disk of the unit is stored according to the following rules.

Hints

Each time data is copied, a new folder is created. The name of the folder is always the creation date of the newest file copied from the media. For example, if the newest file copied from the media was created 2005/03/01, the folder name becomes 20050301.001. If you copy other data with the same name as on the internal hard disk drive, the folder name extension augments incrementally: .002, .003, etc.

If a file has no date, it is saved in a folder named 19800000.001.

Deleting unnecessary files and folders

With Windows Right-click the file or folder that you want to delete, and then click [Delete] on the shortcut menu that appears. Alternately, you can drag the file to the recycle bin. To free up space on the internal hard disk of the unit, right click on the Recycle Bin, and click [Empty Recycle Bin] on the shortcut menu that appears. If you wish to turn off the device or disconnect the unit from the computer, ensure that the steps in Disconnecting the USB cable from computer or removing media (page 29). This will ensure that unit is not disconnected before the deletion process is complete.

With a Macintosh computer Drag the file or folder that you want to delete to the trash. To free up space on the internal hard disk of the unit, empty the trash. If you wish to turn off the device or disconnect the unit from the computer, ensure that the steps in Disconnecting the USB cable (page 38) and Removing media (page 38). This will ensure that unit is not disconnected before the deletion process is complete.

Data and folders

Internal hard disk

STORE.IPS

The folder name is the date of the newest file copied

Data and folders

The folder name is the date of the newest file copied

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Hints

If the above procedures are not followed, the hard disk remaining capacity displayed on the unit's LCD display may not be as expected. If the Recycle Bin or trash is not emptied, the file or folder will still exist

inside the hard disk. Therefore, the remaining hard disk capacity shown on the unit's LCD display will be the same as shown before deletion.

If the unit is disconnected from the computer before the deletion process is completed, the remaining hard disk capacity shown on the unit's LCD display may be wrong. To recover from this condition, connect the unit to a computer running Windows XP and perform Check Disk.

Check Disk procedures for Windows XP

1 On the [Start] menu, click [My Computer]. Right-click on the internal hard disk and select [Properties].

2 Click on the [Tools] tab.

3 Click the [Check Now] button under Error-checking, select [Automatically fix file system errors] and click [Start].

4 Copy any file into the internal hard disk using the computer.

This will correct any file system errors created when the device was improperly disconnected.

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Using the unit as an external hard disk drive or reader/writer

The unit can be used as a USB-compatible external hard disk, functioning as a portable medium for data storage. The unit can also be used as a reader/writer of the Memory Stick or CompactFlash cards.

Notes

When you use the unit as an external hard disk, the space available to copy data from a Memory Stick or CompactFlash card decreases according to the amount of data written to the disk. If there is not enough space to copy files, delete unnecessary data.

Do not format the internal hard disk of the unit with Windows or your Macintosh computer. In particular, if formatted with Windows NTFS, you will no longer be able to use the unit. If you partition the internal hard disk of the unit, make sure that the file system of the first partition is FAT32.

If the hard disk has been formatted using your computer or NTFS format, Error Code F20 will be shown on the LCD display when it is turned on while not connected to a computer. Reformat the internal hard disk. For details, see If an HDD Format Error (error code: F20) appears (page 51).

If you retouch images, change their names or change folder names of data on a Memory Stick or CompactFlash card with your computer, you may no longer be able to view them on a digital still camera.

Hint

When the unit is connected to a computer, the unit is used to exchange data with the computer, as well as between the Memory Stick and CompactFlash card.

Note on formatting a Memory Stick

If you want to format a Memory Stick with Windows, download the Memory Stick Formatter from the following address:

http://www.sony.net/Products/mssupport/

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B Additional information

Troubleshooting This section provides information related to the most common problems encountered by users of this product and their solutions. Check the points listed here before contacting your dealer or an authorized service center. Also refer to the documentation of your computer.

Hint

If the battery needs charging or if an error occurs while using the unit, the current condition of the unit appears in the message display. For details on error messages, see Error Messages (page 48).

Battery/power supply

Symptom Cause/remedy

The unit does not start. c The internal battery may be depleted. Connect the AC power adapter and charge the battery (page 14).

The unit turns on briefly, but then turns off again.

c Even when the internal battery is fully charged, it gradually loses charge if the unit is not used for an extended period of time, which can lead to reduced operating time. If you do not use the unit for a while, fully charge it before using the unit (page 14).

c When the unit is shipped, the internal battery is not fully charged. It may therefore be empty by the time you receive it.

c When using the unit on internal power at low temperatures, usage time may be radically reduced (page 14).

c The performance of the internal battery gradually deteriorates, depending on the number of times it is charged, usage time, and storage period. Therefore, operating time may be reduced even if the battery is fully charged. This may mean that the battery needs to be replaced. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center regarding battery replacement.

The unit turns off unexpectedly. c When the unit is used stand-alone, it turns off automatically after remaining idle for five minutes, whether operating on internal power or through the AC power adapter. Restart the unit (page 21).

When the unit is turned on, there is no battery icon at the top left corner of the LCD display.

c Connect the AC power adapter and fully charge the battery (page 14).

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Copying data to the HDD Photo Storage

Using the HDD Photo Storage with a computer

The unit does not respond in hang up state.

c Wait for a few moments. If the drive status does not change, press the ! (POWER) button while holding down the COPY and CANCEL button. This will reset the drive. If RESET was performed during data copying, the data may not be valid. Please recopy the data.

Symptom Cause/remedy

Symptom Cause/remedy

Cannot copy. c Verify that the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card is inserted correctly and detected by the unit. When detected correctly, the Ready copy status appears in the unit display.

c Verify that a Memory Stick and CompactFlash card are not inserted in the unit simultaneously. If so, remove one.

c Verify whether there is enough free space on the internal hard disk. If necessary, delete unnecessary data (page 39).

c Verify that the internal battery has an adequate remaining charge (page 15).

c Verify whether the buttons are locked. Slide the Hold switch to the unlock position (page 12).

HDD Format Error (error code: F20) is shown on the LCD display.

c Reformat the internal hard disk (page 51).

Symptom Cause/remedy

Cannot copy. c Verify that the unit is properly connected to the computer with the USB cable. If so, the drive of the unit is displayed on the computer screen (page 24).

Cannot use the COPY button. c When the unit is connected to a computer, the COPY button is disabled.

Cannot copy computer data to a Memory Stick or CompactFlash card.

c Verify whether the Memory Stick is write- protected.

c Verify whether there is enough free space on the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card, or if they are formatted.

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Precautions

Usage and storage

Only use the specified AC power adapter.

Never short-circuit any of the connectors using a metallic object such as a keyholder.

Do not leave the unit in locations where the temperature may rise above 60 C (140 F), such as in a closed car or in direct sunlight.

Protect the unit from water and moisture.

Use the unit on a flat level surface. Turn off the unit before carrying it.

Overheating

If the unit has become hotter than normal during operation, turn off the unit, disconnect the AC power adapter, and then contact an authorized service center.

Condensation

If the unit is brought from a cold to a warm location, or if the ambient temperature suddenly rises, moisture may form on the outer surface and in the interior of the unit. Do not use the unit in such a condition, as this can cause damage. If condensation has occurred, leave the unit for about an hour without turning it on.

Hard disk

Never disconnect a cable or turn off the computer or unit while data is being written to or read from the hard disk. Otherwise, data may be corrupted or lost. Sony Corporation does not accept any liability for damage caused by data loss.

Hard disks can hold a vast amount of data, but damage or malfunction can lead to sudden and irreplaceable data loss. It is highly recommended to regularly back up the contents of the hard disk. Sony Corporation does not accept any liability for damage caused by data loss.

Memory Stick media

Notes on using Memory Stick media When you set the Memory Stick

write-protect switch to LOCK, data cannot be written, edited, or deleted.

The position and shape of the write- protect switch may differ between the various types of Memory Stick.

Do not remove the Memory Stick while it is reading or writing data.

Data may be damaged if: The Memory Stick is removed or

the unit is turned off while reading or writing.

You use the Memory Stick in a location subject to the effects of static electricity or electric noise.

We recommend that you back up important data recorded on the Memory Stick.

Do not affix anything other than the supplied label to the Memory Stick label area.

Terminal

Write-protect switch

Label area

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ation Affix the label so that it does not stick

out beyond the label area. When storing or carrying a Memory

Stick, keep it in a protective case. Do not touch the terminal of the

Memory Stick with anything, including your fingers or metallic objects.

Do not strike, bend, or drop the Memory Stick.

Do not disassemble or modify the Memory Stick.

Do not allow the Memory Stick to get wet.

Do not use or store the Memory Stick in locations subject to: Extreme heat, such as in a closed car

parked in the sun. Direct sunlight. Humidity or corrosive substances.

Notes on using Memory Stick Duo Use a pointed object, such as a ballpoint

pen, to move the Memory Stick Duo write-protect switch.

Do not write forcefully on the Memory Stick Duo memo area.

Notes on using the Memory Select function You cannot use multiple memory blocks

simultaneously or continuously. Never operate with the Memory Select

switch when the Memory Stick is inserted in the slot of the unit as it may cause damage. Sony Corporation does not guarantee such failure resulted from the above operation.

Make sure that the Memory Select switch is properly positioned to the side. When the switch is not positioned properly, the unit may be damaged or malfunction.

Before inserting the Memory Stick in the slot of the unit, make sure that the memory you want to use is already selected.

A Memory Stick with the Memory Select function allows the user to select the internal memory of the Memory Stick with the selector switch. Care must be taken in the following cases as the supported devices only detect the selected memory: Formatting is only processed for the

selected memory. The remaining memory is only

indicated for the selected memory. The error display is only served for the

selected memory. It is detected separately from the unselected memory.

Maintenance

Cleaning the cabinet

Wipe the outside of the unit with a soft, dry cloth. To remove stubborn stains, moisten the cloth with a mild, neutral detergent. Do not use solvents, cleaning alcohol, benzene, or other substances that may damage the finish.

Terminal

Write-protect switch

Memo area

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Disposing of the unit Before disposing of the unit, the internal battery must be removed as described below. If you want the internal battery replaced, contact your dealer or an authorized service center. In this case, you do not need to remove the internal battery beforehand. To prevent the risk of damage and/or injury, never use any other battery except the one integrated in the unit. Do not remove the side panel or the internal battery of the unit unless you are about to permanently dispose of the unit.

Removing the internal battery

1 Disconnect the AC power adapter and USB cable from the unit.

2 Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw on the side of the unit. You can see a tape on the side of the battery.

3 Extract the tape from the inside of the unit with an elongated object, as illustrated.

4 Grab the extracted tape and partially pull the battery out of the unit.

5 Disconnect the battery cable.

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Notes

The interior of the unit may become hot during operation. Before removing the internal battery, make sure that the unit has cooled down.

Take care that no foreign object enters the unit while the internal battery is removed.

Do not reinstall the internal battery into the unit once removed.

When disposing of the internal battery, make sure that you conform to your local regulations.

Specifications

HDPS-M10

Storage capacity 40 GB (Formatted with FAT32. 1 GB amounts to 1,000,000,000 bytes.)

Media slots Memory Stick slot 1 CompactFlash slot 1

Supported media See page 6.

Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed/Full-Speed)*

* If the connected computer does not support USB 2.0, transfer speed will be according to Full-speed USB (12 Mbps).

Connector USB (mini-B) 1

Power supply Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (internal) 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption 7.5 W maximum

Ambient conditions Operating temperature: 5 C to 40 C (40 F to 104 F) (temperature gradient less than 10 C/hour (50 F/hour)) Operating humidity: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)

Dimensions Approx. 135 30 92 mm (5 3/8 1 3/16 3 5/8 in.) (W H D)

Mass Approx. 300 g (10.6 oz.)

Supplied accessories AC power adapter (SONY, Model HDAC-M1) (1) Carrying case (1) Hand strap (1) Operating Instructions (this document) PhotoDiary software (on the hard disk) Power cord (1) Read Me First (1) USB cable (1) Warranty card (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Follow the instructions below if an error message appears on the display.

Battery error

Media error

Error Messages

Error code Message Meaning Corrective action

The battery level is almost completely depleted.

Connect the AC power adapter and fully charge. For details, see Charging the battery(page 14).

Error code Message Meaning Corrective action

M11

The Memory Stick cannot be accessed during copying.

Press the COPY button again to restart copying.

M21

Memory Stick format error

Format the Memory Stick.

M31

Memory Stick error

The Memory Stick may be damaged. Use a different Memory Stick.

M12

The CompactFlash card cannot be accessed during copying.

Press the COPY button again to restart copying.

M22

CompactFlash card format error

Format the CompactFlash card.

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Warning

M32

CompactFlash card error

The CompactFlash card may be damaged. Use a different card.

Error code Message Meaning Corrective action

Error code Message Meaning Corrective action

W10

Internal hard disk full error

There is not enough free space on the internal hard disk. Delete any unnecessary data to free space.

W11

The number of folders with the same name has reached its maximum (999).

Delete some folders with the same name.

W01

Battery power alone is insufficient to perform copying.

Connect the AC power adapter.

W02

Memory Stick and CompactFlash card double load error

Eject either the Memory Stick or CompactFlash card.

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Fatal error

Error code Message Meaning Corrective action

F10

The internal hard disk on the unit cannot be accessed.

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

F20

Internal hard disk format error

Reformat the internal hard disk. For details, see If an HDD Format Error (error code: F20) appears(page 51). If the unit still does not operate properly, contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

F30

The internal hard disk cannot be detected.

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

F01

Memory Stick copy error

Reinsert the Memory Stick. If the error persists, use a different Memory Stick.

F02

CompactFlash card copy error

Reinsert the CompactFlash card. If the error persists, use a different CompactFlash card.

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ation If an HDD Format Error (error code: F20) appears Perform the following steps to format the units internal hard disk.

1 At first, connect the unit to a computer and backup your data. Then safely disconnect the drive. Error code F20 will be shown on the LCD display.

Warning

The following steps will erase all data on your hard disk.

2 Press the CANCEL button 5 times while holding the COPY button. The screen below will be displayed.

3 Press COPY button. The screen below will be displayed.

4 Press COPY button again to start the format. The screen below will be displayed. The hard disk data will be erased.

The screen below will be displayed upon format completion.

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5 Press COPY for the final time.

Contact an authorized service center to restore all the applications originally supplied in the hard disk of

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