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December 31st, 2006, 20:02
Hi all,

i 've bought a 4gb sone magic gate me stick pro duo, msx-m4gn model. I have recurrent problems reading / writing frm this device. problems like:

* Path not found.
* Path too large.
* Delayed writing error.

apart from this i have corrupted data, most likely when writing files beyond 1,5 - 2 gb treshold. It doesn't even allow me to create new folders making them corrupted data aswell.

This happens wether writing with a connection directly hooking up from the psp's mini usb and from an external reader, formatting and re-formatting from psp's menu and also from my computer.

My computer's running Win Xp Btw.

i've come to the retailer and changed it 3 times!!!
i'm trying the third mem stick right now LOL.

So what are your thoughts? what's your experience with 4gb mem sticks? i have 1 and 2 gb ones and they work like a charm but this one's no joy.

I updated to 3.02 OEB FW btw so could this be the problem? Don't think so but...

Thanks in advance, cheerz have a nice end of the year and a good beggining too.

December 31st, 2006, 20:05
Is the card real. Sounds fake to me

December 31st, 2006, 20:10
I think it might be the problem being 2 gb or 1.5 in fact but showing a size of 3878 mb avaiable.

I would like to know how the people is doing with their 4 gb cards, working ok, how fast the acces is, this one's seems to be quite slower then 2 gb or smaller

December 31st, 2006, 20:12
I dont think it is because it is a 4gb card

December 31st, 2006, 20:15
yeah, crazy thing is i got testing 3 cards already! Must be all them fakes LOL.

December 31st, 2006, 20:17
Were are you buying them from

December 31st, 2006, 20:26
From a local retailer, from a web service called www.mercadolibre.com.ar similar to ebay but in my country, Argentina.

I'll ask for a refund this tuesday, i'm ****ing tired going through tests and shit.

December 31st, 2006, 20:29
Why dont you give another company a try

December 31st, 2006, 20:30
yeah, that's what im going to do indeed.

December 31st, 2006, 20:33
Hold on what firmware do you have on your PSP

December 31st, 2006, 20:47
my fw is 3.02 OEB why?

December 31st, 2006, 20:53
Go to video And press triangle. It will then come up with information select information and then it will tell you information about your memory card you want to look at the last thing it tells you.If it says unknown it is a fake

December 31st, 2006, 20:55
user mem = 3878 mb
free space = 2081 mb
magicGate = unknown

what's that mean?

bte i'm now using up to 1800-1900 mb less than 2 gig, it seems the real capacity and works fine.

December 31st, 2006, 20:57
says it all!!! Thanks a lot!

December 31st, 2006, 21:05
No Problem

December 31st, 2006, 21:34
Wait im confused did you solve it? cause i would say to try to switch to 3.02 kernel envirment since 1.5 doesnt support 4 gig

December 31st, 2006, 21:39
That's not true 1.5 doesn't support above 4gig anything 4gig and below works fine anything above 4 gig on 1.5 doesn't =/

AvengedSevenfold Fan
January 1st, 2007, 01:28
shouldnt have boughten a sony memory stick. they are slow, over priced, and my sony 2 gig that i bought died in less than a year

January 1st, 2007, 01:34
Well the amount of space you said you had available is right on. Cause I have that same amount available on my 4GB when I format. I bought a 4GB for a friend on Ebay and it was most likley a fake I got it for like 87 bucks. But I had none of the problems you say your having. It was a ''Sandisk''.

January 1st, 2007, 06:01
Mine i had it for $133.- that's why i want my money back!!!!

January 1st, 2007, 06:10
I've been doing some tests,

all of my 3 x 2gb cards are fake, suposed to be sony.
Strangely they work fine so far (!!!).

my 2 x 1gb cards show as (1 sony, 1 sandisk) "compatible" wich means they are true, also the 32 mb card wich comes bundled with the system.

So we're surrounded by this shit!! Beware!.

January 1st, 2007, 10:16
My official 2GB shows as unknown

January 1st, 2007, 19:52
well then, who knows!!!


happy new year!!

PS.: I guess the best way ti guide is by looking at the ones that work ok, that's it.

April 4th, 2007, 01:53
Allow me to add to this. ;)

I have bought a few fake ass sony 4GB MS PRO DUO, from ebay, i wont mention the sellers. :o

I have had lots of trouble getting reliable free space, and performance,. under 3 gig usage, Freezes, Corrupted Data.

I suppose i could have suspected this with the cheapo price, , ( all around 25-30 delivered )

I have also purchased (for myself), a (90) 2GB SanDisk Ultra II, and a (80) 4GB Sony PRO DUO. Both from USA, with vouchers discounts, from reputable stores.

These MS present no problems,

I bought these as soon as they were released, to access the potential of the PSP, Video , Music and Backup's.

With all my hands on experience of PSP/Homebrew/Flashing a Bad MS is the last thing you want.

Its should be a Drag n Drop breeze, not this tedious chore of waiting for files to transfer, then they dont work, or appear at all. WTF??

If it reads MAGICGATE : 'UNKNOWN' in the Memory card information
(select the memory stick icon, press Triangle, then X for Information)

YELL FAKE!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

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