Where to buy memory sticks for cheap

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  1. vayanui8
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    I've been looking to get a new memory stick for my psp since my old one is only 2 gigs. Im hoping to get one with a pretty good size, since I plan on puting a lot of games on it. However, all the sites I've seen have stupidly high prices. Is there any particular places you would recommend looking for one where to prices are better?
     
  2. [GBATemp]~IceStorm

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    Amazon has cheap prices for memory sticks and micro SD cards
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You have two options, official MSPD card or adapter with microSD.

    Adapter with microSD is slower, and more of luck based. It can work or doesn't work. Some games lag when you use adapter in addition to being compressed.

    MSPD card is more expensive, but trouble-free. You can score a 32 GB MSPD card for around $50. In contrast an adapter with microSD is around $25 to $30.

    I really recommend getting real MSPD card. If you have to save that $20 to $25 you should be worry about putting food on the table first.
     
  4. vayanui8
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    I'm thinking Ill probably go for a 16 gig. That'll give me plenty of space and if I go over I should be able to just swap a few games out, but not face the pain of swapping out that I have with my stupid 2 gig card
     
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    Get a Pro Duo Adapter and stick in 1/2 micro SD cards. Best and cheapest solution.
     
  6. codezer0

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    I have to seriously question this. Especially in the face of seeing the inflated prices today.

    My reaction when seeing those crazy prices?
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    Crazy price? Comparable CF card cost around the same as MSPD. SD card is cheap for two reasons,

    * Spec'd less for NAND chip. SD card therefore use bottom barrel/lowest quality NAND chip while higher quality one goes to other memory card and SSD.
    * SD card association is made up of many NAND manufacturers, therefore manufacturers can recoup production cost from license fee. In contrast CF is solely from Sandisk and MSPD is solely from Sony. Neither Sandisk and Sony is NAND manufacturer, they hire others to do fabrication.

    Anyway, Amazon periodically have sale on MSPD card, specifically the Lexar one. A year ago I bought two 32 GB MSPD cards for $80 from Adorma Camera (now sold out). There is no advantage to use the faster Pro HG, since PSP cannot utilize 8-bit parallel connection from it.
     
  8. codezer0

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    PR speak aside, the cost for a 32gig MSPD vs SD, much less a flash drive, is ridiculous. Sony actively chooses to keep their shit proprietary just to keep their prices up. It's been their MO since even before Betamax.
     
  9. Gamemaster1379

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    I personally bought this memory stick pro duo adapter w/ 32 GB MicroSDHC card here for my PSP 1000 unit and my brother's PSP3000 unit. link here. It's served me well. No lag on any of the games I've put on there. All Eboots run fine, even CDDA audio ones. No lag, no hiccups, nothing. Emulation and all that run fine too, as do PSP games themselves. Already stored up to $25 GB of content.


    For $25, I can't complain.
     
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    Go to newegg.com. Get a PhotoFast CR-5400 and a couple reasonably fast microSDHC's (class 8 or better) to populate it w/.

    1) New Egg doesn't actually sell CR-5400's... You will be ordering from a vendor in China, through New Egg's market place. Their market place vendors are reliable; if they aren't they are kicked off the market place. None the less, if this bothers you find one elsewhere (there are people in the US that sell them, I just can't be bothered to look for one right now).

    2) A-Data microSD's have always done right by me. I my experience, the speed the packaging says the card is rated at is always close to what the product actually benchmarks at, I've never had one DOA or fail and they're fairly cheap. I've got a couple of these and they are exactly what is claimed (speed wise, etc), have so far performed flawlessly, sold directly by New Egg, and qualify for free shipping.

    $25 well spent, IMO. I've got similar configurations (different model/brands of microSD in them) in both my 1000 and 2000, and despite all the people who tell you to avoid adapters, they function very well for me. I've found zero advantage to using my official Sony/Sandisk branded MSPD cards... And the 8GB Sony one of it cost me ~$75. (Fuck you Sony.)
     
  11. DJPlace

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    the problem with those pro dual apater's is even inside the psp they break too easy plus i can't find those fucking things local... or a 32GB card local... (Not mirco sd btw)
     
  12. kmno

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    Serious question here, I have a PSP Go and I'm looking for a Memory Stick Micro M2 32GB card but I can't find it anywhere, do anyone here know where to find one?
     
  13. sudeki300

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    look for the M2 memory cards with pro duo adapter, i had one for my psp and did not notice any difference in speed..........................sudeki300
     
  14. codezer0

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    There are no m2 cards beyond 16gb. :-(
     
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    Really? Crap, well the were can I find a 16gb one? I've been searching and it is like searching for lost treasure...
     
  16. codezer0

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    At the time, I bought my 16gig M2 for $30 on amazon... but yea, the $ony tax went up on those again.