Fake memorystick

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  1. ` regret .
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    I just figured out I have a fake memory stick, will this limit the things I can do? I've already had some problems with PSX games and my ISO games don't save correctly. Could this be a problem with the MS?
     
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    Bump.
     
  3. Jamstruth

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    Sounds like it, cheap imitation memory sticks use weird compression techniques to make 2gb turn into 4gb and other combinations, as a result data is never stored on them too well and is liable to corruption and other errors.
     
  4. BlackDave

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    Don't bump.... If you have probems with games not saving and such then you should get a real mem stick :S

    I had an 8gb that's fake i used it fine. Now my sister has it on her psp and it's fine

    I use 16gb legit now
     
  5. dirty_harry

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    Yeah you need to figure out if your memory stick is true memory or a lower capacity faking a higher capacity. Easy way to figure it out is to fill up your card and see if you start running into "cannot access X" errors.

    If your fake is a decent one, then you can format it and run it at low capacity.

    Regardless, you must buy an original SONY or a Sandisk memory card. Thats the only surefire way to get reliable results. Another method is to buy a microSDHC > pro duo adapter.

    Ozmodchips love the idea and support it heavily. I have a photofast myself and love it to death.


    Code:
    http://www.ozmodchips.com/dual-sdhc-microsd-to-ms-pro-duo-adapter-p-206.html
    Code:
    http://www.ozmodchips.com/8gb-pro-duo-for-psp-p-160.html

    Bottom line, buy reliable memory.