View Full Version : 22GB on a 2GB mem stick?

June 26th, 2008, 00:55
Every once in a while, I get a corrupted file/folder that has a size much larger than my mem stick. I would like to know what's causing this so I can avoid it in the future.

Any is always apperciated.

June 26th, 2008, 13:20
Intermittent problems are the hardest to isolate.

How often does it happen?
What firmware are you running?
Where did you buy the memory stick?
How many different games/apps do you use?
Is there any sort of pattern or anything you have noticed that may help isolate the problem?

I've had files that report crazy file sizes before, mostly from early homebrew crashing and corrupting files on the memory stick I believe.
Me exiting via the home button rather than the app's own exit option may have been the cause. You live, you learn. :)

June 27th, 2008, 05:54
It happens every, lets see, umm.... I think 2-6 months.
3.90 m33-3
It's an Official sony mem stick.(got from GameStop)
I mainly play my psp games either on mem stick or hostcore. Hardly anything else.
I haven't noticed any sort of pattern.sorry.

If I used any app and if it has an exit, I would've used it, if it doesn't, Home.

Last time this happened, I had a file over 100GB file.

For me I dump anything good on my mem stick and format via psp.

Thanks in advance for any help.:thumbup:

June 27th, 2008, 06:33
You probably have a fake memory stick. Once I got one and It corrupted half of my savedata. You could try formatting it, but remember to backup your files first.

June 27th, 2008, 10:57
2-6 months, jeez that is infrequent....
That makes it really hard to work out.

A memory card on the way out or a fake card would explain it, but I would have thought it would happen more often if it was a hardware fault.

Is it a certain file/type of file that is getting corrupted each time?
Like a save game, homebrew app etc?

Are you using the safely remove hardware feature in windows, or just yanking the USB cable out?
I would assume just using the disconnect option on the PSP itself would be just as good but I always use the safely remove hardware feature in windows out of habit.

I don't think I'll be able to be of much help on this one sorry mate.

June 27th, 2008, 14:39
that happend to me once
did you recently plug your PSP into a linux computer (ubutnu)
i did and a folder showed up with everything i'd deleted on my psp
(went to the file info with triangle and deleted that way)
i just formated my stick and it was fine after that
gave me another 80 mbs

if that helps rock on
if not, sry

June 27th, 2008, 14:41
Yeah, the evil hidden /trash folder?

I had this problem too when i was using it with Ubuntu.

June 27th, 2008, 15:19
Happened once on XP. Its a fake card too. ^_^;

June 27th, 2008, 17:41
It was some sort of app I was trying out. I noticed it was always some sort of app.

I always use the safely remove hardware.

Haven't been on a linux sys. yet. Like to but I need a better computer. All I have is a crapy XP.