For PSP 2000/3000 owners who use SDHC cards

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  1. Miss Panda
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    I am only interested in the experiences of those who use micro SDHC cards with psp 2000/3000 please NOT the PSP GO. Sorry it won't help and it will just confuse things. [​IMG]

    *Short Version of my question*
    For people who have a PSP 2000 or 3000 only who regularly use a micro SDHC in it using an adapter.
    Please could you post
    What brand pro duo adapter thingy you have.
    What SDHC card you have brand, size, (and class if you know it)

    Thank you [​IMG]

    Long Version
    Ok yesterday Sony told me that a psp 3000 could take an M2 in a pro duo adapter. But she sounded like she was getting confused with the GO. So I asked in here and people said no it is only for the GO.

    Right so I rang them today and said what had happened and could it be used in a PSP 3000 because the wiki article on it also suggests it may be possible and Sony made the M2 with the intention of it being able to be used in devices which take pro duo cards using their adapter.

    Now he checked and said the M2 isn't officially supported for the PSP 3000 , but and this is where it got interesting I asked him about SDHC cards in adapters and he said that they can't officially endorse this. However he said there are other options out there that third parties make that DO work with the PSP 3000. Realising he had to be careful what he said I asked if I was heading in the right direction with SDHC cards and he said yes. He even said it is like controllers there are third party ones and they work fine even though they aren't endorsed. He kept saying look on the internet. And it was made very plain that he was saying they do work if you get a decent quality one.

    Anyone posting to tell me off will be given the evil eye. Go and right a blog about it instead [​IMG] .
     


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    The most popular MSD to MSPD adapter is the Photofast CR-5400. A lot of people here have used them and there's been a mixed response, some people love them, some have had negative experiences. I have and it worked well, I was using a 4 GB Sandisk Class 4 which worked ok. But I switched to a Sandisk 4 GB Ultra MSPD ( 30 mbs, Mark 2) which works more efficiently i.e. shit loaded faster.

    Personally I would just get a MSPD, the price is pretty reasonable now.
     
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    You didn't yell at me! Result! [​IMG] Thank you for posting I really appreciate it. Have you used it with two cards in it?

    Is it this one?
    http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/1740.../-/Product.html
     
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    Yeah that's the one I have. It works competently. Yeah I tested it out with two MSD cards at a time. It worked fine with 4GB Sandisk Class 4/ 4GB Sandisk Class2 and a 4GB Sandisk Class 2/ 2GB Sandisk combos. But I do notice a better performance in using actual MSPD as things did load better and magicgate support is nice to have.
     
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    I use this in my 3000
    It's works good, but when I used a 16GB microSD, I noticed some slow down
    8GB and below works great though
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd like to say that in my experience with those Memory Card adapters they inevitably lead to problems. Be it file corruption, slow loading times or not being recognised.

    I'd stand by a Sandisk Ultra II until my face turns blue.
     
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    Thank you all. Please keep them coming. I've put in an order for the CR-5400(just to start with) and I'll probably pop a couple of 16GB SDHC's in it.

    More infos please. [​IMG] I know more people are doing it than this. [​IMG]
     
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    They often have issues with detection in PSP's and can lead to all sorts of format nightmares and plugin issues. Additionally because of the lack of magic gate support they'll lag on accessing sub directories on the XMB (eg Video). Also since it's functioning as a mini RAID (kinda) if you have issues with one card, or the adapter to card connection, it'll bork everything. That's assuming they don't randomly corrupt on you or die spontaneously.

    Sorry to sound negative but i don't like them because they're not reliable....like fake sticks in a way but better because you can take the Micro SD's out and use them for something else.
     
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    I agree. I am sad when people don't like to listen to us about this. [​IMG] I always warn people about these adaptors, they NEVER have worked for me or my friends... it's only a matter of time before they mess everything up.
     
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    I've been using an adapter (not a photofast though if I remember correctly) with two 4GB Sandisk MicroSDHC cards since I got my PSP back in March/Early April and have yet to have a single detection issue, game slowdown because of it, or anything of the like. It has all worked spectacularly. I use a 1000 though, and every bit of the memory was brand new upon insertion.
     
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    It's the same thing as using micro SD adaptors for EZ Flash IVs; they don't ALWAYS mess up. It just makes the chances higher...

    We suggest real, official memory sticks for a reason. I don't wanna debate over this; I am just stating facts. FYI I am glad yours have not had any issues yet. You're one of the few lucky ones [​IMG] (but don't say we didn't warn you [​IMG])
     
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    Oh, I realized the warnings. I still took the plunge due to not having the cash to support an 8GB Sandisk Pro-Duo at the time, and wanting to use my PSP.
     
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    Thanks Nathan, I appreciate that [​IMG]
    Do you know what adapter you have?
     
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    Admittedly the CR-5400 tend to work better on the 1000's due to the different memory card connection compared to the 2000's and 3000's.
     
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    Photofast adapters are crap. Anyone that has success with one is simply playing russian roulette every time they use it. If you're going to go the 2x 16gb route, you're almost guaranteed to have corruption. 2x 8gb or smaller seems to work better, but it's still slow, and if one corrupts, you lose what's on both.

    M2 + adapter works fine by the way.

    Use an official pro duo. It's simply not worth it to go the other route. It's not only a waste of money, but when it goes tits up on you, it's a waste of your time too.

    Edit: I have 2 -2000s and a Go. Can't stand the original model, so can't I can't speak as to it's success/failure with the third party junk.
     
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    I have a CR-5400 with 2 8GB micro SDHC cards, and it works perfectly for me at the moment anyway. But I realised just after purchasing I could have bought a 16GB M2 and an adapter for slightly less, and it was an official Sony adapter and a SanDisk M2, so it would probably have been reliable. The CR-5400 is noticeably slower than the SanDisk 4GB MS Duo I had previously. But there is also a ton more stuff on it.
     
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    One thing I'm noticing is that on the reviews on Amazon UK people are appearing to get good results so long as they avoid doing certain things like taking the SDHC cards out to access them on a PC. Most of the reviews on that link of yours are positive I found the same on the Amazon UK listings. The other thing is that the build quality is consistent (but not in a good way).[​IMG] They are dirt cheap so there is no loss there. But again people are saying to leave them in the PSP.
     
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    The build quality is a bit flimsy, but only when there's no SD card in. Once you get the SD cards in, the adapter seems quite sturdy to me.
     
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    That is heartening to here. The problem seems to have been with people pulling them in and out all the time. And I don't mind that it won't be as fast. Quite simply having four games on an Pro Duo is not feasible for me. So this is the next best option. I was looking at getting an M2 and adapter as well but the Sony guy was pushing me towards SDHC's. Unofficially of course [​IMG]
     
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