Sony USM1GJ-B Black 1GB USB Flash Drive

Item No.: 181

Product Description

(USB Flash Drive)
Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate / Starter *1
Windows XP Professional / Home Edition *2
Windows 2000 Professional *3
Windows Me -
Windows 98SE -
Windows 98 -
Mac OS 9.0x, 9.1x, 9.2x -
Mac OS 10.1-10.5.x
(USB Flash Drive)

Plug&Play (Driverless)
Software The device driver must be installed from the web site
  Software Micro Vault Virtual Expander can be used.
*1 32Bit (64Bit is not supported)
*2 SP1 or later
*3 SP3 or later
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Interface Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)*1 / USB1.1
Port type Type A USB port / USB1.1 port
Power supply USB bus power
(no external power supply)
• Computers equipped type A USB port and Windows OS
• Macintosh equipped type A USB port
Compatible OSs*3

Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate / Starter, Windows XP Professional / Home Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me, Windows 98*2 / 98SE*2
Mac OS 9.0x, 9.1x, 9.2x
Mac OS 10.1-10.5.x
(Mac OS 10.0x is not supported)

Windows ReadyBoost Incompatible
Virtual Expander
(Sonys unique file compression software)
(Virtual Expander)
Compatible OS
Windows Vista(32Bit)*4,
Windows XP(SP1 or later), Windows 2000(SP3 or later)
Capacity*5 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
Operating temperature
0 to 35°C ( 32 to 95°F )
Operating humidity
10 to 90% (with no condensation)
Storage temperature
-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
Storage humidity range 10 to 90% (with no condensation)
External Dimensions Approximately
17.7 x 8.3 x 67mm
Weight Approximately 10g
Accessories Operating Instructions, Warranty Card
*1 To use Micro Vault in USB 2.0 high-speed mode, you need to connect the device to a computer with USB 2.0 interface, USB 2.0 card or board. Some computers or operating systems do not support USB2.0. In that case, please connect to USB1.1 interface.
*2 The device driver must be installed from the web site

Windows Vista Compatibility Chart

*4 Windows Vista(64Bit) is not supported.

Micro Vault media contains a system management area. Actual usable capacity is less than the amount shown on the device. Capacity is based on 1GB = 1 billion bytes.

* For safe use, be sure to read the Operating Instructions carefully before using the device.
* Only compatible with operating systems specified.
* When using the Micro Vault with the non-PC devices, please check the host device manuals for compatibility before use.
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Packing Details

USM-J features

Micro Vault Virtual Expander*1 is Sonys unique file compression software.
It is pre-installed on the device for ease of use.
Micro Vault Virtual Expander will compress your data to virtually store about 3 times*2 as much data!


Micro Vault Virtual Expander is compatible with Windows Vista(32Bit), Windows XP(SP1 and higher) and Windows 2000(SP3 and higher).
Windows Vista(64Bit) is not supported. Administrator rights are required. This application only operates with Micro Vaults on which it was pre-installed at the time of purchase.


Depend on file types and contents."3 times" is an average based on actual tests performed by Sony on a sample of 14files of various types and Canterbury Corpus method.

How to Use Flash Demo

Piano black body and different-colored indications for different capacities create a stylish impression. Flexible lineup from 512 MB to 8 GB makes the unit suitable for a wide range of applications.


Do not carry the product together with metal goods such as keys and coins. Striking the case may cause damages or breakdowns on the product.

With some computer and operating system combinations, the USB 2.0 interface may not be supported. In such a case, use the USB 1.1 interface.


The transfer time of the file may vary depending on the specification of the products,
the environment of use, the size and the number of the file. Also there may be similar tendencies
by the different compression time of the files at the time of the use of Virtual Expander.

It is easy -- the device can be recognized automatically* when you connect it to a USB port, which is equipped with most PCs. Power will be supplied through USB port, so you do not need an AC adaptor.


For Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me,Mac OS9.0, Mac OS 10.1 and higher.

Software Download
Media capacity chart for Digital contents
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 the 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.
Sony Micro Vault is formatted with an exclusive software to best perform the High-Speed USBs high transfer rate. If formatted using any other software, it is possible that the performance deteriorates or that a data error happens depending on the computers or on the OS. Should any of such conditions happen, it is highly recommended to download and format the device again usingSony Micro Vault Format Software’. (Be sure to backup your files before re-formatting)

Please remove the Micro Vault from the computer before starting up/re-starting/recovering from sleep mode. Otherwise it may not function properly.

Please keep the 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 when cleaning.

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.