PSP 3000 internal storage

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  1. Kanahpoo
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    Hi,

    Quick question here: does the psp 3004 have internal storage for savegames or do you have to get a memorycard for that?
    Googling it didn't make me any wiser, some say the 64mb is ram other say its for storage ...

    I'll prolly end up buying a memorycard anyways for demos, music & movies etc, but do i really need it for saving games?
     
  2. Yes, you do need a memory stick for saving games. It doesn't have internal storage.
     
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    Kanahpoo Advanced Member

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    Ok thx!

    Does it needs to be a Sony memory card? I read somewhere that the psp has some issues with some (cheaper) memorycards.
    Cause I found a Sandisk MemoryStick Pro Duo 4GB for 12 $
     
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    No, and Sandisk's are superior to Sony anyway....
     
  5. KevFan

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    No it doesn't have to be a sony memory card but it must support magic gate.
    Cheaper memory cards does not support magic gate are termed fake memory sticks and they usually corrupt and not load stuff from the memory stick
     
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    Thx for the quick responses!

    Sandisk MemoryStick Pro Duo 4GB seems to have magicgate so i guess i'm good.

    ps: what a cheap move from Sony, luckily i bought my PSP cheap ...
     
  7. Originality

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    I remember seeing a while ago a report on fake memory cards on eBay. Something like 80% of all fakes were SanDisk fakes.

    Nothing "cheap" about it - it's much more convenient than internal memory. Just one example: you can plug the memory card into a computer/laptop and backup all your saves in seconds. Also, the thing about requiring Magic Gate is to try and protect users from the known problem of fake memory on the internet.

    FYI, usually what makes a memory card "fake", is how it's built. Real memory cards will have normal storage chips for storing data. Fake ones tend to use chips that are half the size or less than the reported capacity (e.g. it'll use compression to fit 8GB on a 4GB chip). This is what causes the slower access speeds and frequent data corruption.
     
  8. rockstar99

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    The PSP does have some internal memory to copy saves
     
  9. Kanahpoo
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    Good to know about the fake ones [​IMG]
    Although i agree using memory cards is indeed a lot more practical than internal memory, i still think is dickmove to be obligated to buy a memorycard in order to save your games. Most people prolly just end up buying the overpriced ones from Sony.
    (Reminds me a bit of having to buy a HDMI cable for the PS3 ...)
     
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    Mmmm, back to square one ...
     
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    the internal storage in a PSP3k can't be used for saves, it is only used for the system software, system settings, and PSN account information and can't be accessed directly by users. (flash0, flash1, and flash3)

    the PSPgo is the only PSP with internal storage that can be accessed by the user(ef0) and it works pretty much the same as a memory stick so it can be used for saves, and for games.