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Sony MicroVault™ Mach USM-QX features


To continue the high quality and premium design of USM-Q, SONY launch USM-QX - multiple options of capacities and faster speed for quick data backup.
USM-QX adopts the design of two channels data transfer which provides faster speed up to 226MB/s. Variable options of capacities from 8GB to 128GB, that is flexible to fit the needs either for office or entertainment usage, such as to store high definition videos or games.

*1 Data transfer rate will be varied according to different USM-QX series and interfaces of the compatible host devices.
*2 Data transfer speed is up to 30MB/s when connecting to USB2.0 interface.


Metal body with hairline surface finish aims to provides durable and anti-scratched high quality. Device designed in hand-hold size, click cap with strap hole gives convenience to carry or store.


Just like using a ballpoint pen, with a PUSH - click to open and close, without cap, it enables an easy connection to PC. You do not need to worry over missing cap.


When the data transfer is in progress, the LED illuminates. This allows you to easily check the status of the data transfer so, you can use it with confidence.
The LED indicator illuminates through the clear part.

* LED light works only during data transfer.


SONY exclusive software makes MicroVault™ Mach interactive and fun

EasyLock software
EasyLock offers users an easy way to secure their files by strong military grade 256 bit AES encryption

File Rescue software
File Rescue software helps recover data, photos and videos that have been accidentally damaged or deleted. This software does not support data recovery for content protected and game data files. For more information or to download the software, please visit www.sony.net/memorycard/


Please note that not all data may be recoverable.


SONY Micro Vault drive will be identified when connected to host devices. You could retrieve your files in seconds.


SONY Micro Vault drive will be automatically detected when connected to host devices. Power charging is via USB port so that an external AC adaptor is not needed.

& USM-QX (N)
Media capacity chart for Digital contents


Interface Super Speed USB3.0 *1
Port type Type A USB port
Power supply USB bus power
(no external power supply)
Transfer Performance Read
8GB: 110MB/s (max),
16GB: 200MB/s (max)
32GB, 64GB, 128GB: 226MB/s (max)
write speed lower and varies by capacity
Compatible devices Computers equipped type A USB port and Windows OS
Macintosh equipped type A USB port
Compatible OS Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Capacity*2 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Software (Download) EasyLock, File Rescue
LED indicator Available
Operating temperature range 0 to 35℃
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 69.4 x 19.7 x 9.7 mm
Weight Approximately 14g
Accessories Operating Instructions
*1 USM-QX series is compatible with USB2.0. Data transfer rate varies according to the interface of your compatible devices.
To have high speed performance, it is suggested using devices with USB3.0 connectors.
*2 A portion of the memory is used for data management functions; therefore usable storage capacity will be less than the amount shown on the device/package. Capacity is based on 1GB = 1 billion bytes.
* You may read the Operation Instructions carefully before using SONY flash drive.
* Only compatible with Operation Systems that card boards specify.
* When using Microvault MACH with the non-PC host, please check the manuals of the host devices for its compatibility.
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Operating Systems Compatibility

(USB Flash Drive)
Windows 8 / Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate / Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate / Starter
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


Keep away from children.
When using Micro Vault for the first time, the device driver is automatically installed.
During installation, it is recommended to disconnect any other accessories or hubs from the computer, and quit running applications. If the Micro Vault is not recognized, the installation of the driver may not have been completed successfully.
Please note that some computers do not start up and recover from sleep mode. This is due to the BIOS settings.
Please handle Micro Vault with care when plugging in or out of the USB port in order to avoid any damages to the USB connector and to ensure a successful recognition of the device. If the device recognition fails after several attempts, please contact our customer service center near you.
Please remove Micro Vault from the computer before starting up/re-starting/recovering from sleep mode. Otherwise it may not function properly.
Please keep Micro Vault away from the electronic devices such TVs and radios when in use to avoid interference.
Please clean the surface with a soft and dry cloth. Do not use or apply harsh material or chemicals to clean.
Please do not attach any metal pieces such as a key holder or similar objects in the strap hook.
It is highly recommended to backup files stored in the Micro Vault periodically.
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.
USM-QX series can be also used in USB2.0 compatible computers. Data transfer rate varies according to the interface of your compatible machine.
For high speed performance of USM-QX series, your machine needs to be compatible with USB3.0.
Features Specifications Download Caution FAQ