Fastest/best rated memory stick duo

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Apr 12, 2008
  1. drtofu
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    I currently own a lexar mem stick duo 4gb and it is terrible and i lag in any game that requires much work like gta and FF7 CC [​IMG] So I'm looking for a new one. I was wondering if anyone could point me towards a good stick i should buy that's at least 4gb or more. Also i heard that formating to fat 16 might help... any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    Drtofu
     
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    just get a 4gb SONY brand memory stick, then you will be fine
     
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    I think this is a good choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820171131
    I have the Sandisk 4gb that is not ultra and I rarely get lag. This one should be much faster. I formatted mine to fat16 and it sped up sooo much. No more slow down in FFVII CC. Try formatting your stick to fat16 first. If it doesnt help, then I would look towards this one.
     
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    I have Sony 4GB, but looks like Sandisk 4GB has better reputation.
    No matter which one, make sure it's the real thing (MagicGate enabled).

    Basically fake memory sticks have "-" next to its MagicGate status.

    In order to check for MagicGate, press triangle on your PSP's XMB's memory stick icon and choose information.

    Fake ones aren't bad if you run a read/write test on them, but if you run games you'll immediately notice for most fake memory sticks.
     
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    Let me save you some money.

    Stop running those games in CSO format.

    CCFF, GTA, GOW, and MGPO are all so demanding that they will lag on ANY flashcard if CSO format is used. A CSO is basically a zipped ISO, and the PSP has to spend time decompressing the data it reads from the memory stick.

    If you insist on running GTA in CSO format, you can bump the PSP speed to 333. The other games (CCFF, GOW, especially) already run at 333, so you won't see any benefit.

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    You can also get some extra speed on your card by formatting it to FAT16 instead of FAT32.

    You're already using the fastest flash card out there. Go and download Blackspeed and benchmark your card. Then look at that thread and you'll see that your Lexar card smokes Sony and Sandisk cards.
     
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    ^ Actually there is no difference between ISO and CSO from my experience.
    If you have a fake stick from any brand, both formats will lag, if you have a real stick from decent brands, neither will lag.

    Also some games naturally lag, even people with official game UMD and official firmware in both Phat/Slim experience frame drops. (Like certain songs in DJMAX Portable 1/2)
     
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    First Thanks for all your help. I ran the black speed thing and apparently my stick is amazing with a score of 864.... but for FF7 CC i lag like a mofo in videos i guess it doesn't matter but seeing how that game is fight movie fight movie etc... it gets rather annoying. and my gta vice city stories is a cso so that may be the issue in a bit I'll format to fat 16 i just kinda didn't want to because I would lose so much space.. [​IMG] Well off to format my stick ... and I'll report on my findings. oh yeah apparently mine is a magic gate so its not a crappy china one.


    DrTofu

    EDIT formating to fat works, thanks for the help. And i was dumb about the losing space thing i dunno what i was thinking then.
     
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    So your FF7CC game no longer lags?
     
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    Nope not yet my game play has always been fine it was just the cut scenes that lagged. GTA vice city stories lags a bit not sure if its the card or its a cso.
     
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    I got a Lexar Platinum II 4GB, everything runs fine for me, Crisis Core and God of war
     
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    i have a 4gig sandisk ultra II. everything works perfectly. i have had problems with sony 2 gig sticks before.

    @chedderknight: - how much did it cost?
     

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