Today I was in need of a USB stick with a capacity of at least 4 GB to transport some files. I have a 2 GB stick, but it was at home, so I thought that I would buy a new one. Then it hit me that I could just as well buy a new memory stick for the PSP. I’ve been meaning to get one for ages, and I usually have the PSP with me in my bag anyway.

I bought a Sandisk 8 GB memory stick M2 ultra:

memory stick

It came with a tiny card reader. To use it with the PSP you need a Pro Duo adapter, but I had one of those already (it came with the M2 card I have in my phone) and the “ultra” cards were only available with the card reader.

I wasn’t 100% sure that it would work with the PSP, but there was no problem at all. I could just insert it and it worked straight away. I didn’t even have to format the card (it comes pre-formatted as FAT32, my old card was FAT16 I believe). I just copied the contents from my old memory stick to the new one. My PSP is unmodified (it’s the PSP1004 or “old” model) and currently runs on firmware version 4.05.

I put all the videos I’ve ever posted on this site on the memory stick and I have plenty of space left :D


This card seems much faster than my old one. There’s no problem having lots of videos in the root of the video folder. I thought that I would have to divide the files into sub-folders, but it’s not necessary. This way I can still play my videos on shuffle (which only works in one folder at the time).

This is great. Now I don’t have to “plan” what to watch as much :)