MS Pro Duo - Best Format Performance

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  1. DarkDragonLord
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    Hello there,

    lately my MS seems to be dying but I wanted to give a new try, starting fresh with a format.
    I found out that PSP can't read NTFS, so only FAT/FAT32 formats.

    I was googling about best format and cluster size for PSP and I found some old post/topics (back from 2009') saying that PSP was better with FAT rather than FAT32, which seems weird since FAT partition is limited to 4GB (2GB if DOS).


    So, anyone got any info about what's the best cluster size for FAT32 (on PSP)?

    Taken from MS website: The following tables lists the default cluster sizes used by the FAT32 file system.
    Partition size Cluster size
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    512 MB to 8,191 MB 4 KB
    8,192 MB to 16,383 MB 8 KB
    16,384 MB to 32,767 MB 16 KB
    Larger than 32,768 MB 32 KB








    Since my MS is 16GB, would 8KB be better than 32KB?I know this answer is more wider than just a PSP troubleshoot (because it's filesystem etc), but lets have the scope on what's best for psp.
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Step 1 - Back up your shit.
    Step 2 - Put the MicroSD in the PSP.
    Step 3 - Use the PSP to format it, it's in the system settings.
    Step 4 - In your CFW, turn on the memory stick speedup option.
     
  3. DarkDragonLord
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    1 - I did
    2 - PSP is MS Pro Duo, there's no microSD slot.
    3 - Will try, maybe it format better than windows, right?
    4 - I use it on 'always' since was inplemented :D


    Will try step 3 and write here how PSP formats it, some other people might find interesting later.

    Thanks for suggestion.
     
  4. mickcris

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    There are micro sd to duo adapters.
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    My bad, so used to talking about MicroSDs due to DS flash carts, but yeah I meant the memory stick.