PSP's can use ANY SD cards right?

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#1 Posted by RoganSarine (1490 posts) -
They don't need some specialized SD card? They can use the same ones, for example, that Camera's use? I'm asking because I can get a SD card from a local computer store (8 gig) for like 30 bucks or I can go to bestbuy and pay over a hundred for a 4 gig one.
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#2 Posted by GilbertDurandal (161 posts) -

Hi

I hope you are not mistaken with the Secure Digital (SD) cards used by many cameras, PDAs and the Wii.

These are a different standard for flash memory cards as shown here, the common ones you see are the large ones, the minis and micros are commonly used in cell phones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card

The Sony PSP uses Sony's own memory standard known as Memory StickDuo (regular sized MS are rare now and cannot be used with the PSP). They look like the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_Stick#Memory_Stick_PRO

Yeah, so just consider the differences and if you intendon using cards with a Sony camera or the PSP buy MemoryStick Pro Duos (I recommend Sandisk, Lexar or Sony last).

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#3 Posted by kentaro22 (2694 posts) -
Memory stick duo. Though you could use a MS micro with the MS duo adapter.
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#4 Posted by PLZKLLME0080 (684 posts) -

Memory stick duo. Though you could use a MS micro with the MS duo adapter.kentaro22

If thats the thing that will let you use any type of SD card, thats what I was gonna say. There is an adapter out there that hooks onto the psp mem stick port and will let you use any of those. I think its like $20 or something.

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#5 Posted by RoganSarine (1490 posts) -

Hi

I hope you are not mistaken with the Secure Digital (SD) cards used by many cameras, PDAs and the Wii.

These are a different standard for flash memory cards as shown here, the common ones you see are the large ones, the minis and micros are commonly used in cell phones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card

The Sony PSP uses Sony's own memory standard known as Memory StickDuo (regular sized MS are rare now and cannot be used with the PSP). They look like the following:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_Stick#Memory_Stick_PRO

Yeah, so just consider the differences and if you intendon using cards with a Sony camera or the PSP buy MemoryStick Pro Duos (I recommend Sandisk, Lexar or Sony last).

GilbertDurandal


Alright thanks, I wasn't aware there was a difference between SD cards and MemoryStick Duo's. They look more or less the same. I think I'll go with a Sony one... Just because I can't find any Sandisk or Lexar 8 Gigs. Mays well start with the best?