Does this micro sd to ms pro duo adapter really work?

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  1. Bryon15
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001I0T92Q

    Like if I buy that along with two 16GB micro sd cards and put it in my psp, will I get 32GB? I ask because that would be cheaper than buying a 32GB memory stick pro duo.
     
  2. rehevkor

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    I use one of these with my PSP, it really works. Although I only put one SD card in it.
     
  3. raulpica

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    I have one with 2x8GBs on it, and it works wonders.
     
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    Yeah 2 x 4gb here and working ok also.

    Rich
     
  5. xist

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    Dissenting opinion here....it's an alternative, but it's not as good as a genuine Pro Duo.

    *cue Foxi rarararararara!*
     
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    I've been using one with a 16GB and an 8GB, and it works great. Far FAR cheaper then a memory stick of comparable size. I can't say if it's faster or not, as I've never used an official memory stick bigger then 2GBs, but I've never had a speed issue loading games off it.
     
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    Cool. Thanks guys :)
     
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    It can be faster depending on the adapter and Micro SD speeds but it is pretty much the same or slower usually.
    Also a Lexar 32gb pro duo off Amazon is like 55 new and works fine for me.
     
  9. mrgone

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    i would not use these multicard adapters.
    just consider this:
    if one of these 2 sticks breaks, gets an error or something else happens, _all_ data will be lost
    invest into a MicroSD-to-ProDuo-adapter or, even better, with MicroSDHC Support
     
  10. Foxi4

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    LOL! You're right though, it's a cost-effective alternative indeed it's not as good as a genuine quick. It just depends on whether someone cares about the difference in read/write speeds. ;)
     
  11. steve1974

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    I use 2x16gb microsdhc's and it works great. Never had a problem with the adaptor. I find 32gb's not enough space tho. Iso's and psx games take up a ton of space. Not sure if it works with 32gb microsd's but you might want to research and see if it can handle 2 32gb cards.
     
  12. emigre

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    I'm with Xist on this. I've used the Photofast CR-5400 and an actual MSPD (Sandisk 4GB Mark 2, 30 mb/s) and found the latter was higher performing. I can understand using the Photofast for the sake of storage; but I honestly can't understand why anyone would need more than 8GB.
     
  13. Bryon15
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    Because on my psp the disc drive is broken. And I can't send it to sony to be fixed because they'll find out I hacked it. So I have to rely solely on loading games from the memory stick. And like steve1974 said, it takes up a lot of space.
     
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    It works with 32GB micro sd cards. 64GB is possible with the photofast adapter!
     
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    Someone needs to clear up the confusion. Modern PSP firmware definitively supports 64gb. That's no question.

    Having a compatible adaptor isn't as certain. I don't know of a list which ones accept so much room.

    PSN game buyers need as much space as they can possibly get. There are games over 1gb for download. UFC, WWE...
     
  16. w0dash

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    That is no problem. You can easily use only one µSD-Card in a multicard adatpter, like I do.
     
  17. crono141

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    I'm bumping this, but only because they are currently on sale for $1.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WITH FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. aireca

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    There is a pirate version of that card... take care
     
  19. Kroganwrex

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    Which I can vouch for and say works flawlessly, if not BETTER than the original.

    I have bought 4 clones and 3 legit ones. The 4 clones ALL work flawlessly, not a single problem observed with many hours of use. Out of the 3 real ones, 1 works as well as the clones and the other 2 work approx. 20% of the time, only after removing and reinserting the card does it read and that's if I'm lucky. I came to that approximation after trying in 3 different PSP's btw, so it's got a validity. Read/Write speeds are identical amongst all the adaptors (depends on the micro sd class ONLY) so that isn't a factor.

    TL;DR The clones are cheaper and work just as well so buy them.
     
  20. aireca

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    Well i bought 2, there is no speed problems i should had explained better,

    They get toasty and plastic broke into no more than a year, just with the heat of the psp running at 366mhz, mine is a psp fat, adapter still works but micro sd can't be retained into position

    maybe just bad luck, maybe cheap plastic, maybe more than 1 clone brand out there, who knows.