what is magic gate?

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#1 Posted by Guol (3109 posts) -
i read alot about how ebay has alot of fake memory sticks, and they dont have magic gate, but i was just wondering what is magic gate? and are there any ligit memorystickPRO Duo with no magic gate?
#2 Posted by Sarbuth_Tetulis (79 posts) -
magic gate is a brand/company.
#3 Posted by garathe_den (1283 posts) -
The chance of a memory card with no magic gate support being legit is really small, but can be possible. If they're cheap, then they're usually fake.
#4 Posted by iblizsatan (139 posts) -
what does magicgate do actually?? koz mine is "Made in Japan", but the Magicgate "Unknown"...
#5 Posted by BeckMall (331 posts) -

It's a kind of memory stick dude >_>

#6 Posted by iblizsatan (139 posts) -

It's a kind of memory stick dude >_>

BeckMall

yes, i know it's a memory stick, but mine say's Magicgate "unknown"... what does this magicgate do... making upload or download data much faster?? or better quality?? :|

#7 Posted by daystrom330 (7 posts) -
#8 Posted by dougiek7 (16 posts) -
If it says unknown that usually means it's a fake I just returned two 8gb to some guy I bought off of on eBay cause they wee fake And the fake ones
#9 Posted by obilisk692 (1 posts) -
all these people are right in a way but the real thing is a magic gate is a software which automaticaly installs a drive that is compatible with your system. not supported magic gate means that it will run any iso/cso only games with an EBOOT.php files. the downfalls of it is when you copy a file it will sometimes come up as a corrupted data. over all non supported ones are double compressed to a RAW system file, but really it has to be a FAT32 or a FAT16/12 Not to be GEEEEEK or a NERD but did you get all that... well thats the difference is anyway!
#10 Posted by jasontdoto (510 posts) -

i have been using a fake 8gb memeory stick with no magic gate support for past 6 months now. had no issues with it. the only thing i notice is the transfer speed of the file is a tiny bit faster with the real one when you transfer it from your pc to psp. otherwise works just fine for me. i have both fake and real ones and didnt really notice any other perfomance issues or corrupted data issues.

#11 Posted by pilot_riaz (440 posts) -

I have been using mem card with no magicgate supported. My game files have started getting corrupted.

I copy them again, still corrupted. Format mem card, copy game it is working but i notice when the card gets to over 1GB the rest of the games being copied get corrupted.

I have read on other forums many people have same problem.

Conclusion, if the mem card is unknown, no magicgate support the cards are fake and data becomes corrupted

#12 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

all these people are right in a way but the real thing is a magic gate is a software which automaticaly installs a drive that is compatible with your system. not supported magic gate means that it will run any iso/cso only games with an EBOOT.php files. the downfalls of it is when you copy a file it will sometimes come up as a corrupted data. over all non supported ones are double compressed to a RAW system file, but really it has to be a FAT32 or a FAT16/12 Not to be GEEEEEK or a NERD but did you get all that... well thats the difference is anyway!obilisk692

Not geek or nerd in any way... I find that someone who's talking tech-spec (correctly) to be refreshing on these forums. We need all the brains we can get 'round here!

Thank you for the facts! So much opinion and retoric gets handed around as fact here sometimes that I get an upset stomach.

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