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What the hell is my PSP doing to my memory card?

apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
edited July 2011 in Games and Technology
So with the welcome back promotion I'm hitting a bit of a snag with my PSP.

Having never aspired towards being a big digital consumer, and knowing that the format was retarded, proprietary, and dumb, I only purchased a 2GB memory stick to go with my PSP-2000.

I've deleted everything except 1 save game per title, and a handful of minis, and I still only have 1.2 GB free - short of what I need to download LBP.

I don't want to lose any of my save data, so I'm reluctant to go to the format step - but it really seems like i'm missing a few hundred megabytes on this card.

Is there any way on device of via my Mac to examine the card and figure out what it thinks its spending all the space on?

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    You always lose a little space to the way it formats data, but 800 megs seems a bit high for that.

    Those still have the USB out, right? If you have a mini-USB cable you should be able to plug it into your USB port. I'm not sure how it works on Mac, but on Windows it mounts the contents of the flashcard like a drive when you plug in the PSP.

  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Yeah, you can just plug the PSP into your computer, or the memory stick into the computer to see what shit is on it. A 2GB memory stick should read around 1.7GB, so something is eating up about 500MB. I'd guess some random shit from whoever made the memory stick, or possibly install data, if you're into that.

    If you do want to format, you can copy the ms/psp/savedata folder out to keep all your game saves safe.

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2011
    Just discovered: 600MB of JPGs.

    Problem solved.



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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    apotheos wrote: »
    Just discovered: 600MB of JPGs. :winky:

    Problem solved.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This reminds me:

    I've got stuff on my memory stick as well, and it's only 1 GB anyway. I can't afford a new one yet, however.

    Do I have any options to secure the games I want (LBP and MNR, for those curious) without having a place to immediately store them? I would rather not miss out.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited June 2011
    This reminds me:

    I've got stuff on my memory stick as well, and it's only 1 GB anyway. I can't afford a new one yet, however.

    Do I have any options to secure the games I want (LBP and MNR, for those curious) without having a place to immediately store them? I would rather not miss out.

    You can get them off the store now, you just keep an installer sitting on your PS3/PC until you are ready to put them on your PSP

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  • KaimakaKaimaka Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This reminds me:

    I've got stuff on my memory stick as well, and it's only 1 GB anyway. I can't afford a new one yet, however.

    Do I have any options to secure the games I want (LBP and MNR, for those curious) without having a place to immediately store them? I would rather not miss out.

    In the PSN store on your PSP choose your free game then choose 'Add to Cart' then select 'View Cart' and choose 'Proceed to Checkout' Now your PSN account owns that game and you can choose to download any PSP games your account own later from 'View Downloads' also up the top right corner of the PSP PSN store screen.
    If you have a PS3 or Windows PC with Media Go you can download the game now to tranfers to your PSP later when you have a new MS Duo. You can also use Media Go on PC to backup your save files and Games to make room.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This reminds me:

    I've got stuff on my memory stick as well, and it's only 1 GB anyway. I can't afford a new one yet, however.

    Do I have any options to secure the games I want (LBP and MNR, for those curious) without having a place to immediately store them? I would rather not miss out.

    Just giving you a heads up: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Memory-Stick-ProDuo-MSMT4G/dp/B0013AX2JM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308607289&sr=8-1

    4GB for $15. You can't beat that!

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Kaimaka wrote: »
    This reminds me:

    I've got stuff on my memory stick as well, and it's only 1 GB anyway. I can't afford a new one yet, however.

    Do I have any options to secure the games I want (LBP and MNR, for those curious) without having a place to immediately store them? I would rather not miss out.

    In the PSN store on your PSP choose your free game then choose 'Add to Cart' then select 'View Cart' and choose 'Proceed to Checkout' Now your PSN account owns that game and you can choose to download any PSP games your account own later from 'View Downloads' also up the top right corner of the PSP PSN store screen.
    If you have a PS3 or Windows PC with Media Go you can download the game now to tranfers to your PSP later when you have a new MS Duo. You can also use Media Go on PC to backup your save files and Games to make room.

    Cool, thanks! You, too, Elliotw2!
    urahonky wrote: »

    Wicked; I hope they'll deliver to Canada.

    And I hope the price stays steady until I have money for it. I am literally wiped out in any payment method which Amazon will accept. :|

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2011
  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Thanks everyone, just secured my downloads. Hit a slight snag, as after the first, you have to back out to activate "Get Game 2" or something, but it seems to be set straight.

    Apotheos: Awesome, I might get one of those when our checks come in (lousy strike... argh).

    One small problem has occurred to me, however: if I get a new stick, I would like to be able to copy the contents of the old to it, but I'm not entirely sure how the best way to go about that would be. Any tips?

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Thanks everyone, just secured my downloads. Hit a slight snag, as after the first, you have to back out to activate "Get Game 2" or something, but it seems to be set straight.

    Apotheos: Awesome, I might get one of those when our checks come in (lousy strike... argh).

    One small problem has occurred to me, however: if I get a new stick, I would like to be able to copy the contents of the old to it, but I'm not entirely sure how the best way to go about that would be. Any tips?

    All you really have to do is copy the contents of one card to your computer, format the new card on your PSP so the proper folders are built, and drag everything back where its supposed to go. I've done it myself.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!

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