ALL memory card duo's can be used with PSP. The ones that say PSP on it are usually higher priced just because dumb people see that and say "Oh only these works with PSP!" Its just a sneaky marketing plot. But yea ANY memory duo's can work with PSP
Cool. I just wanted to make sure. I sell car parts for a living. And when something says something slightly different, I always want to double check, make sure it's going to be the correct part for the job.
+rep for both of you for a speedy answer to my question!
[QUOTE="08CandyWhite, post: 0]Can you use normal Duo Memory as a PSP memory card?
I've seen on some websites, Duo Memory card and them Duo Memory card for PSP. I want to get the biggest Duo Memory card available for the PSP when I pick up one in the very near future.[/quote]
Duo and Pro Duo work with the PSP. Regular Duo sticks are smaller and have slower transfer speeds compared to Pro Duo sticks.
If you want the absolute largest amount of space for your PSP, grab two SanDisk 16gb microSDHC cards with a microSDHC to MS Pro DUO adapter on Amazon.
You'll get a full 32gb of memory acting as 1 memory stick, all for the fairly low cost of $100. 16gb pro duo sticks run for $74, so for a little more you get twice the space.
I use it in my PSP and it works great. I have a lot of music, about 15 movies, and a handful of downloadable games on mine right now and still have 18gb free.
FYI, you can always grab one 16gb card and the adapter now, adding the second 16gb later if you want to save some money. Just make sure you back all the info on your PSP up on your computer before you add the other one in, as you will have to reformat the card.
[QUOTE="BlacJack, post: 0]If you want the absolute largest amount of space for your PSP, grab two SanDisk 16gb microSDHC cards with a microSDHC to MS Pro DUO adapter on Amazon...[/quote]
Hey that's a great tip but when I went to Amazon and started looking at the description of the mSDHC-to-MSPro adapter I found this:
*IMPORTANT* NOTE: 1. Please FORMAT MicroSD cards with CR-5400 adapter by SONY product or PSP before using the card.(DO NOT FORMAT by PC) 2. Keep Micro SD cards in CR-5400 adapter all time for data transfer. DO NOT transfer data from Micro SD cards without CR-5400 adapter to any other device(PC) . It will cause data corrupt. 3. Most of card readers DO NOT support high capacity Memory Stick (Duo) memory cards. Please use USB cable to transfer from PSP or SONY products to PC or other device. 4. For customers using PSP system software version 2.80 or earlier: PSP systems with system software version 2.80 or earlier do not correctly recognize high-capacity Memory Stick PRO DuoTM with more than 4 GB of free (recordable) memory space. Please update.
All those warnings about data corruption have me worried... You never had any problems???
No, make sure your firmware is updated past 2.80 (if you are just buying one, it will automatically be higher than that) as prior to that firmware the PSP couldn't even read more than like 4gb I believe.
As for the formatting, you ALWAYS, no matter what memory card you buy, format it from the PSP and NOT your computer. That's standard.
As far as removing the cards from the adapter, you won't want to anyway, they are so small I was afraid I might lose them if I took them out. You have no reason to take them out anyway as no computer has a slot for cards that small without the adapter, so if you want to hook it up to any device (besides a cellphone), you will need it in that adapter.
And for the USB transferring thing, I always keep the memory card in my PSP anyway. Even with my old pro duo card I always transferred data via USB. I don't like taking things like that in and out over and over, it just opens up the possibility of breaking/losing/shorting something out, and I thought it was more convenient that way.
You can just keep the card in the PSP all the time, hooking the PSP up by USB (real easy and quick) to put games/videos/music on it. It's real easy and I think it's almost more convenient than taking the memory card out, putting it in your computer, transferring, then putting it back in your PSP. This way you just plug it in then unplug the PSP to your computer/PS3.
And to answer your question, no I have ever had any problems. No corrupted data issues, no nothing. It works just as good as my old 4gb (sony pro duo) that I had. This is way way more convenient though.
Remember though, using the CR-5400 adapter with microSDHC cards will not have magic gate support. You won't be able to play copyrighted content. If you're using custom firmware, it won't matter. For those with official firmware, it will matter.
[QUOTE="F34R, post: 0]Remember though, using the CR-5400 adapter with microSDHC cards will not have magic gate support. You won't be able to play copyrighted content. If you're using custom firmware, it won't matter. For those with official firmware, it will matter.[/quote]
This is not true! Sony doesn't use MagicGate anymore as not all pro duos supported it, so they had to drop it.
I do not use CFW, I use official firmware, and all my music, videos, and games from the PSN and my computer work fine.
The MagicGate thing is a rumor, Sony no longer supports it (people who hacked the PSP with CFW are actually the ones who discovered this, ironically).
[QUOTE="higgos22, post: 0]wait a minute does sony psp go have this slot?
cus if it doesnt that means we cant play our downloaded psp games on psp go now can we?[/quote]
Dont forget the PSP GO! has internal 16gb storage. I dont believe there is the memory stick duo slot though. Think there is a memory card slot, but for some other type of media thats acctualy quite expensive at the moment?
That dual slot micro SD card looks pretty impressive.
^^ yeh but hopefully it is new technology that can expand to lots of memory so its worth it but not having a psp im first of all stuck i want psp go but its not aimed at my demographic down here in aus cus no psn cards
and secondly can u redownload games on ur psp? cus if so thats what i spose u would do on psp go
[QUOTE="higgos22, post: 0]^^ yeh but hopefully it is new technology that can expand to lots of memory so its worth it but not having a psp im first of all stuck i want psp go but its not aimed at my demographic down here in aus cus no psn cards
and secondly can u redownload games on ur psp? cus if so thats what i spose u would do on psp go[/quote]
Just get a PSP 3000, we get ripped off enough with that model to even think about getting a PSP Go whenever that release date might be.
Plus looking at the image I posed earlier, 30GB! of storage.
yeh just harvey is closest
so do they sell those memory chips in store in australia?
and do u think jb hifi will have a price cut or anyone in australia up to sony on psp 3000 when psp go arives? i hope its bundled with either mgs peace walker motorstorm artic edge or both
[QUOTE="higgos22, post: 0]yeh just harvey is closest
so do they sell those memory chips in store in australia?
and do u think jb hifi will have a price cut or anyone in australia up to sony on psp 3000 when psp go arives? i hope its bundled with either mgs peace walker motorstorm artic edge or both[/quote]
No idea about a price drop, but i'm gonna look into getting that memory card thing.
I've heard there is a bit of lag using it coz of it's large capacity. There is also a bit of lag caused by it not having 'magic gate' but that can be fixed on a hacked firmware.
I know it doesn't really confirm anything, as Sony wouldn't publish that info anyway for financial reasons. It's pretty much confirmed in that thread though, by a more reliable poster than I.
They test out things that previously required a Magic Gate compatible stick (playing all sorts of licensed audio codecs, playing downloaded games of PSN, etc) to make sure everything still works the way it should. Bottom line is, everything does works, which I can verify 100% and those users can verify as well.
In short, it's an unnofficial finding that Sony doesn't require MagicGate anymore, but it's 100% true.
It also has an in depth review and a handful of other people who use it and confirm that it works easily.
As for it being illegal, maybe, but you will never get in trouble for using it. They can't really stop you from doing it, you just can't advertise it on a professional website due to the aforementioned patents of Sony's.