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« on: March 03, 2006, 09:30:39 PM »

Is it acceptible to buy non Sony memory?

They have 8 mb at BB for 24.99 and a 16 mb MAX at bb for the same price.

Blue shirt said non-sony memory may not save all games.

Advice?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 09:34:45 PM »

I think the general consensus with regards to 3rd party PS2 memory cards is that they tend to, well, suck. There's nothing worse than having a card full of saves, and then one day, not be able to access any of them.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 09:48:09 PM »

Now you should have pretty good luck with memory cards because the PS2 is a mature platform.  There is a 64 MB memory card out there.  I got it and so far I've been very happy with it.  I figure I won't need another PS2 memory card ever now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 09:58:45 PM »

I wouldn't bother with a 3rd party memory card. You'll probably not fill up an 8 Meg card anytime soon, so why take the risk of all your saves failing?
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 12:27:51 AM »

I posted a link to my review of the Datel 64 MB card a while back.

I'll do it again.

Still not a single read or write error.  I've had bad experiences with 3rd party cards in the past, but not this one.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 12:42:47 AM »

I still remember the giant stink that Victor Ireland (former head of Working Designs) made way back when the PS2 was still new about how bad all non-Sony PS2 cards were.

I don't know how the new ones hold up, but I still only own non-offbrand memory cards for all my gaming consoles.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006, 01:08:10 AM »

I have the same 64MB card Hrothgar was talking about and I have not had a single problem/error either.  Just nother vote for that card.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2006, 01:31:23 AM »

ive had the same off brand memory card for my ps2 since I got it (whenever ff10 came out) and I've never had any problems.  Same with ps1, the only offical ps1 memory card I had was the "pocket station" little toy thing..

..but I also normally play a game till its finished..so if I lost data, I would only be disappointed for the current game I was playing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2006, 01:32:59 AM »

After a horrid experience early on with a third party memory card that required a boot disk I've stuck with strictly first party memory cards since and have never looked back.  I've only needed two cards in the five years I've owned a PS2 and rarely have to clear it out despite a pretty massive PS2 library.  Unless you play lots of sports games you'll be shocked at how long a standard 8 MB card will last.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2006, 02:27:10 AM »

Myself, I have an Official 8mb PS2 Card, a Max 32mb Card, a 40 gb PS2 HD and a 120 gb Maxtor, which I have made compatible with my ps2.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2006, 01:19:02 AM »

Quote from: "Darren8r"
Myself, I have an Official 8mb PS2 Card, a Max 32mb Card, a 40 gb PS2 HD and a 120 gb Maxtor, which I have made compatible with my ps2.

With that much storage, you can own every single game available on the console and still not run out of save game space. biggrin
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2006, 02:38:15 AM »

Quote from: "Graham"
Now you should have pretty good luck with memory cards because the PS2 is a mature platform.  There is a 64 MB memory card out there.  I got it and so far I've been very happy with it.  I figure I won't need another PS2 memory card ever now.


I was going to recommend the 64 mb card, but today I ran into a little problem with mine.  For some reason, We Love Katamari would not recognize the card.  It kept saying that a memory card with at least 88 kb free needed to be present.  Tried it 3 times and then put in the 8 mb Sony card and it saved fine.  I'm going to try and copy the Katamari save over to it and then see if the game will see it.
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