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speed up loading of mem stick

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Homebrew software' started by zappp64, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. zappp64

    zappp64 Regular member

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    if you have a 4 GB Memort Stick (ScanDisk or Sony) the following will increase the speed the loading of ISO's from the MS

    VERY IMPORTANT - back up your current MS to your computer

    with PSP connected to PC via USB - take a note of the drive letter

    now open up a DOS Window

    type following

    format <drive>: /FS:FAT

    where <drive> is the drive letter

    when asked about cluster sise answer YES

    Takes about 5 minutes.

    done


    I have done this using Windows XP and my PSP loading time from MS has doubled.
     
  2. smlvfx

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    i tried that once with my fake ultra slow 2 gb memory stick but it didn't work

    does it only works with 4 gb memory sticks ?
     
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  3. blackvamp

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    It will work with all memory stick 4 gig or below. Might just be a bad memory stick
     
  4. dEEz_nUtz

    dEEz_nUtz Regular member

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    I might have to try that one...after formatting via the PC, do you just drop the folders back on to the memory stick?
     
  5. zappp64

    zappp64 Regular member

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    personally I would buy any of the cheap mem sticks very high chance of being fake.. I buy mine from Game at 70 quid each
     
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    dEEz_nUtz Regular member

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    wow! thats like $139USD for a memory stick-is that a 2 or 4 Gig?
     
  7. blackvamp

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    All mine ms are cheap ebay fakes (less the 32mb came with psp). 4gig only $40 each, all working perfectly. Most of the fakes works no differently than real ones.
     
  8. DTron

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    I did what you said and it's formatting it now... funny thing though, it didn't ask me anything about clusters, it just said press ENTER when ready, so I did. It's formatting.

    I happen to get lucky on ebay. I payed $47 for my 4 gig memory stick. I was sure was a fake, but when I got it, I pulled an official SONY 4gb memory stick out, still in the SONY package. I still don't know what that converter thing is for, but I'll hang on to it.
     
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    wow thats pretty cheap for a sony 4 gig..that adapter is in case you have a sony digital camera.
     
  10. drakex

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    Good question, do you just copy past the folders or you have to format the memory stick again with the PSP.
     
  11. zappp64

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    copy copy back the memory stick contents from the PC to the Memory Stick - no need to reformat it in the PSP (which if done will format it back to FAT 32 - where as on the PC you formatted it to FAT16)
     
  12. moon1990

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    does this mean that the games will play smoother??? some games (like gta)lag if u compress them or play at low cpu speed (in my psp atleast)
     
  13. DTron

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    That's what you do. Just put all the folders back on the stick.

    I suggest copying them to a seperate folder so that when you move them back, everything will be as it was before.
     
  14. haasmon92

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    coolio! thnx!
     
  15. LadyBugM

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    So do we have any testimonies from people who have actually tried this method of reformatting their sticks??

    ..anyone have a rough percentage on how much faster load speeds they get?
     
  16. drakex

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    Dont know I forgot to do it :D
     

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