Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 35.8 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.2.516.0 / 30 Oct 2000
A Sony USB Mass Storage Class Driver (sometimes referred to as UMS or USB MSC) is used to provide the necessary protocols which will allow for the implementation of computer communication over the Universal Serial Bus interface port. These protocols are based on the specifications defined by the Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum. These mass storage devices are classified into a variety of hardware components which may include external hard drives, external optical drives, flash memory devices, and mobile devices among others. Newer operating system platforms have built-in protocols which may be considered as adequate to support the connection of these types of hardware components. In this context one of the roles of the device driver is to provide support for older computer systems which do not possess these protocols. In essence the device driver is partially responsible for providing the necessary backward compatibility feature to the host computer system.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Since these types of mass storage devices are external they are also sometimes referred to as removable storage devices. Essentially they function in much the same way as storage devices which are attached directly to the computer motherboard interface. The important role of the device driver for the Sony USB Mass Storage Class Driver is that it maintains the communication framework which allows data exchange to be completed on the Universal Serial Bus interface port. Failure to maintaining this communication link can lead to data loss or corruption of data. Since these devices are hosted on the Universal Serial Bus interface port it is also assumed that they are capable of faster data transfer rates compared to other conventional mass storage types. In the case of flash memory drives these are considered faster than conventional hard drives because they do not possess the reading heads which are used to access information across the disc media. They function more like Random Access Memory modules which make information access and storage faster. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Sony USB Mass Storage Class Driver errors before installing any driver updates.