FAT32 Memory Stick
Hey all, i remember reading about this a long while ago on some cell phone website about Memory Stick Duo's. I just thought of it today when i realised 20 mb of files on my PC took up 80 meg of space on my PSP (IR Shell Remotes) so i realised its beacuse the PSP Memory stick uses a FAT Format for its files. If i formated it to FAT32 would the PSP be able to read it? Also would the PSP be able to read/wright as fast? beacuse i know i would save at least some space.
Yes it can still read it, I had the same problem as you. something like a 5 KB text file taking up about 20 KB, I formatted it to FAT32, it works the same as it would with FAT. :)
Yes, reading won't be problem,
- maybe I've almost got a faked MS :neutral: - but I got some realy anoying problems with writing on it while using some of the great homebrew tools, when I had fat32 on my MS. It got worst when I used FileAssistant to Copy the files from the flash memory (BIOS) to the MS. More than half of my MS data got corrupted and finally lost. :PC:
So I better used the formating option of the PSP and now using normal fat with no further problems.
It may be up to you how you like to use your Memorystick.
Mostly and always reading will work fine,
but be patient about it when its about to write.
So long ...
I've always had the fs set to FAT32 and I've had no problems so far.
Remember, if you are using WinXP and your files are on there, you may have your drives set to compress files upon storing them on your drive. Once your file has been moved from say NTFS to FAT32, then it will be uncompressed to the FAT32 drive/partition.