which usb pen drives work with PS2 action replay max?

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    i was hoping to use my PSP with a 512mb memory card (in usb mode) or multi card reader (with 128mb SD card) in place of a USB pen drive but so far i've had no luck getting my usb sources to show up in the memory manager section of the Action Replay MAX software (note i don't have the EVO version)

    can anyone confirm which (cheap) pen drives work with the sony PS2 fat SCPH-50003?

    ps the cheapest pen drive i've seen is a 1gb usb 2.0 here http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_in...ducts_id=105225 would that work?

    are there size limits, usb 2 problems etc
     
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    just to add - i've since tried using my mate's 256mb usb stick but i still get no joy, the PS2 never seems to recognise it.

    i've tried formatting the stick in fat16 using both windows (vista) and a HP formatting program (i've seen recommended on similar ps2 threads)
     
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    FAT32 has always been fine with mine.
     
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    im pretty sure non evo edition's will not read USB drives
     
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    the Max (non evo) editions are supposed to have USB support - the manual suggests so and also the guide on http://bootleg.sksapps.com/tutorials/fmcb/...loit_armax.html would support it (although that's not to say the later versions might have better drivers/support)
     
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    the site mentions the the ar max comes with a usb drive meaning its the evo edition


    I have a regular ar max for PS2 and it cant read USB devices either
     
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    ah [​IMG]

    i'd always assumed the evo edition was a reference to the built in media player (as opposed to the naff DVD region free feature i have on mine)
     
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    the evo editing had a bit of upgrades such as the media player, being able to update codes from the flash drive that you plug in your computer instead of the regular ar max which needed to have connect to the internet via the PS2 to get the latest code list and save it to a memory card, as well as the built in genesis emu

    I had the evo edition for a few days but returned it and went back to my regular version
    the load times were horrible and most of the time my ps2 couldn't read the ar max evo disk for some reason...
     
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    i take it you've got everything to install FMCB on a memory card? don't suppose you fancy installing me a copy if i sent you my memory card (i'd pay you a fee)?

    (sorry if that sounds cheeky, just pulling my hair out ^^!)
     
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    edit2:

    okay i contacted datel and they confirmed version v3.06 (printed on my disc's underside) doesn't support USB
     

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