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Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit

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Original price $1,730.00
Original price $1,730.00 - Original price $1,730.00
Original price $1,730.00
Current price $1,601.46
$1,601.46 - $1,601.46
Current price $1,601.46
  • 11 Hours XDCAM Footage Per Drive
  • Records to SxS PRO / SxS-1 Memory Cards
  • Accepts MEAD-MS1 Memory Stick Adapter
  • USB 2.0


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Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit

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The Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit is a portable and lightweight recording device which makes it easy to transfer and store footage recorded on SxS cards. By using proprietary mobile drives, the PXU-MS240 can transfer XDCAM EX footage at extremely high rates, making it ideal for field archiving. With the ability to store up to 11 hours of footage on one drive, the unit is versatile enough for shooting documentaries, indie films, and weddings. With the ability to connect to a PC or Mac via both eSATA and USB 2.0, the drive is both fast and flexible, no matter what your workstation requires.

Fast Transfer Speeds
With a transfer speed of approximately 600Mbps from your SxS card to PXU cartridge or 800Mbps* from SxS card direct to PC, the Mobile Storage Unit keeps the production moving with easy hot swapping of the SxS card from camera to Mobile Storage Unit and back to camera, reformatted and ready to record again and again.
*When using eSATA. USB 2.0 maximum transfer rate is 160Mbps
Packaged For Productions On The Go
The PXU-MS240 package includes the mobile storage unit, a PXU-HC240 HDD cartridge, operating instructions, cartridge, cartridge album case, PHU connection cable, USB cable, and AC adaptor cord. Additional cartridges can be purchased separately.
Copy and Verifying Function
When copying video clips from the SxS card to the Mobile Storage Unit, a message on the organic EL display on the unit confirms the copy has been made and verifies when complete.
Temporary Storage
The removable HDD cartridge conveniently doubles as a temporary storage media, serving as back-up storage on location that eliminates the need for a PC or as temporary storage during the editing process. With the included album box, each HDD can be cataloged and stored for future reference.
Direct Editing Capability
Direct editing from the Mobile Storage Unit cartridge to a PC is available when utilizing an eSATA connection. The convenience of keeping original content and completely edited projects allows for ease of sharing.
Clip Preview
With the included PHU cable, clip playback is made possible by connecting the Mobile Storage Unit to an EX camcorder/deck. You have the choice of viewing from either the HDD cartridge or SxS card installed in the unit.
Display Panel
The organic EL display provides excellent visibility in outdoor as well as indoor lighting conditions. The menu includes function mode, recordable time, date, as well as selectable languages.
Safe Power and Copy Switch
To power the unit on or off requires pressing the switch for three seconds to prevent operational errors. This same feature is included when using the copy button.
LED Indicators
The user-friendly LED indicators flash on and off to provide an updated operating status of the unit, such as accessing HDD, remaining battery capacity, and hardware error.
Shock Protection
The PXU HDD cartridge is equipped with specially designed insulators for drop shock protection and a 3G sensor detecting system to help protect the internal HDD against irregular vibration and fall shock.

Item Includes

  • Sony PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit
  • PXU-HC240 HDD Cartridge
  • Operating Instructions
  • Cartridge
  • Cartridge Album Case
  • PHU Connection Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adaptor Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


Storage Capacity
240GB (Per Cartridge)
Recording Time
HQ: 800 Minutes
SD: 1040 Minutes
Recording Speed
600 Mbps (Max)
Transfer Rate
eSATA: 800 Mbps (Max)
USB 2.0: 160 Mbps (Max)
Supported Operating Systems
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Mac OSX (10.4)
Media Compatibility
MEAD-MS1 Memory Stick (via adapter)
Power Requirements
Power Consumption
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.1 x 2.4 x 8.6" (10.5 x 6 x 22cm)
1.3 lbs (0.6kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13 x 7.2 x 6.1"