read speed of the UMD drive on the PSP3000

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  1. RedBaron
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    I have googled for information on the UMD drive on the PSP3000 but could not find any information on the read speed, does anybody know?
     
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    I thought you'd given up on the PSP?

    Anyway why do you need this info?
     
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    About a week ago I bought a new PSP 3002 Radiant Red and I bought over the week a number of SONY 16GB Memory Sticks from different places, one after the other they all were not recognised as genuine SONY 16GB Memory Sticks so I took them back to where I bought them and accused them of selling fakes then other strange things started to occur on my NEW PSP to the point I took it back and got a replacement (Good on you Harvey Norman) it turns out the PSP was faulty and the memory Sticks were Genuine
    How Embarrassing
    Any way when you are running UMD Games the PSP accesses the UMD as you play the game because it can't put all the game into its memory 64MB so if you run it of a memory card it will have to access the memory card to play the game so if the memory card speed is slower than the UMD it will cause it to be slow in some areas of the game but if it is a bit faster no delay but if it is a lot faster it would be a wast
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    MS access is faster than a UMD, do you even need to ask....but that last bit, what's a waste?
     
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    If the PSP can read the Memory Stick faster than it would the UMD drive then the game will load more quickly. It will not read at the same speed as the UMD drive.
     
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    From what I have found the UMD in the PSP 300 has been suggested it is a two speed or about 3MB/S what is about the speed of a pro duo http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=265...45&start=45 so you would need a pro duo Mark2 and anything above that is a waste, you have a very fast memory stick what is the gain
     
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    Advantages of using a memory card over UMD

    - Faster loading times
    - The PSP doesn't sound like a dreamcast when reading data

    WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRR-CHK-CHK-CHK-WHIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
     
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    it will read faster than the UMD drive ever could and therefore load faster
     
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    You know RB....i can't think of one question you've asked lately that i'd say was backed by any logic.

    Solid state MS loading will always* be faster than optical read speeds.
    Genuine sticks don't come from Hong Kong and you should avoid bargains.
    The PSP is an easy system to mod and doesn't really give people much grief.
     
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    I know it does not make much sense but you don't have the complete picture, one question, if you had a choice of a Genuine SONY 32GB pro duo Mark2 and a Genuine SONY 16GB pro HG duo HX which one would you choose and why
     
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    Personally i'd not opt for either and go for a Sandisk 8Gb Ultra II.

    If i HAD TO pick one of those despite not wanting either (i don't use Sony sticks because they're always slower)....i'd pick the smaller one. But i'd bet that they're fake.

    But don't pick either. Get a 4Gb or 8Gb Sandisk Ultra II Pro Duo. (or the Sandisk HG range).
     
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    Thanks for that
     

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