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Memory is it posible to connect a external hard drive 160gb to a psp through the usb port on the psp

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Re: memory

May be yes, if you are successfull in developing the right kind of software for it to work! on the other hand its definitely possible via the memstick slot, provided someone makes the necessary interfacing hardware for that to work.

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Re: memory - Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console Video Game Consoles

If you have the right cable then Yes

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How to downloads games PSP-1001 from PC?


To download games to your PSP You will download your PSP games from the internet into your PC and then transfer your PSP game files to your PSP using a USB cable. After your computer is connected to your PSP, your PC will recognize your PSP as a detachable memory drive (similar to an external hard drive). It will assign your PSP with a drive letter (usually F: ) which will allow you to drag and drop you PSP games file from your computer's hard drive to your PSP memory stick. Below are some of the steps to download PSP games.

Step 1: You must copy your PSP games file to the correct path or the games simply would not work. The correct path is PSP>GAME (all the folder names are in caps)

Step 2: After the PSP games are fully transferred to your memory stick, disconnect the PSP from your PC. In your PSP main menu, scroll to GAME and then select Memory Stick option. Press X, and list of available games in your memory stick will be displayed. If you find any error on your PSP, you might want to check your firmware version.

Good luck

Jan 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How do you change memory from one play station to another without having a memory card can you do it with a usb or external hard drive??

You can indeed use a Memory Stick or external hard drive. You just plug it into the USB port on the PS3 and then manually copy and paste each save data on the memory stick/hard drive. Then just bung them on the new one. I did this when i got the new PS3 slim. Your trophies get automatically transferred when you sign into your new ps3. Hope this has helped.

Jun 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PSP Not Connecting to PC via USB

Hi rupasam,

Based on your concern, I suggest trying the following steps:

1. Before you plug it in make sure the PSP is in USB connect mode.
--> Also make sure the Memory Stick PRO Duo has been formatted for PSP. If it's not this is how you do it:
On the main menu, scroll all the way left to the "Settings" menu. Then select "System Settings." Then scroll to "Format Memory Stick" and press X.
2. Connect the PSP to your PC with a USB cable.
3. Press the "home" button on the PSP
--> at the lower left of the screen you can see the home button.
4. Use the left-right directional buttons to find "Settings", then the up-down buttons to find "USB Connection" on the PSP.
5. Press the "X" button, your PSP should display "USB Connection".
6. Please wait until your computer tells you that a new USB device has been connected, then show you a new generic hard drive, usually E: or F:
7. Click on the drive letter that corresponds to the PSP unit.

Hope it helps,

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May 29, 2010 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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How do I put music into my PSP.

Connect your psp to your computer with the usb cable, then you will see your psp in My Computer as an external drive, open it and copy the music files under the Music folder *by the way, you will need to have a sd memory inserted in your psp of course)

Apr 19, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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Cant get computer to recognize the psp

First, make sure the music you are wanting is in mp3 format

Hook up your Sony PSP to your computer via a USB cable. Turn on the PSP and put it in "USB CONNECT" mode (it should display the words "USB CONNECT" on the PSP display during the entire time you're transferring files, and plug it in if you don't have a fully charged battery).
If your computer complains that you are connecting a high-speed USB device on a low-speed USB port, try unplugging it (which is to say, take your PSP out of "USB CONNECT" mode, then unplug the cable from the PSP) and plugging it into a different USB port. Somewhere on your computer you have a higher-speed port, which you should certainly use if you can. If not, or if you can't figure out which port is USB 2.0, then you should be able to safely ignore the warning message and proceed anyway. Once you rehook up your PSP, do make sure you remember to put it back into "USB CONNECT" mode).
Your PC or Mac should just magically show a new removable hard disk on the desktop (or, if needed, go to My Computer to find it). On a Mac it'll probably show up as a device called "Removable Drive", but on a PC it can show up as drive E:, F:, G: or whatever else is the next available drive name on your computer. If it doesn't show up and you're running Windows XP, then you might need to search for the proper driver, which is hopefully an option. If you're running an earlier version of Windows, you're kinda on your own because earlier versions don't support pluggable hard drives. There's an untested Windows98 driver you can download from, but I haven't heard from anyone whether it actually works or not.
Once your PSP shows up on your computer, you should be able to navigate the different directories to find a folder called MUSIC. That's where you want to drag and drop your MP3 files, so do so now, realizing that each music file typically takes up 2-3MB of space, so the default 32MB Memory Stick Duo that came with the Sony PSP is only going to be able to hold about one CD of music before it's full, and that's assuming you don't have any game saves on it. Instead, you might consider buying a bigger Memory Stick: I have a 512MB one that gives me plenty of space and it didn't cost much (, for example, sells this funky green 512MB PSP-compatible Memory Stick for less than $40, with free shipping).
(If you don't have a "MUSIC" folder on your PSP then you might need to have the PSP unit itself reformat the memory stick (rather than your PC) so that all of the folders are setup properly.)

Once you've copied your music files onto your Sony PSP device, you should be done. Take the PSP out of "USB CONNECT" mode, then unplug the cables, hook up headphones so you can hear the PSP audio, and then go to the MUSIC area on the PSP.
One of the items listed in "MUSIC" is something called Memory Stick. Your songs are in that folder. To get to them, move the highlight bar to "Memory Stick" and press the "X" button:

You can see the "X button on this photo: it's the lowest of the four buttons on the right side control area.
You should then move into the Memory Stick music area and see all of your MP3 files. Click on one to play it!
Hopefully these detailed instructions will help you avoid tossing your PSP out the window. If not, well, let me know when you'll be tossing it and maybe I can catch it and use it as another test device. :-)

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Apr 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP Troubles - unknown device


This is what you should do;

1. Restore your psp to factory setting.

2. If this does not solve the problem, then i guess you'll have to change the psp battery.

This should resolve the problem that you are facing with the psp right now.

Good Luck.

Jan 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I'm looking for psp driver for xp

If you are wanting to access your PSP via a USB cable, then you don't need a driver. go to your PSP's system settings and select USB connection (connect the cable to the PC and PSP prior to this) and allow windows to install the generic drivers.

XP will recognise this as a Removable Storage Device (just like an external hard drive or Flash drive). Are you wanting to add files to the memory or just take a backup of current files?

you can try Sony Creative Software Downloads, or perhaps checking with local gaming stores as they may have what you are looking for.

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Xbox 360 usb port

4GB is the limit on the usb devices.

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* Make sure you have inserted a memory stick, and enable the usb connection via settings=>usb connection

* Check the usb cable, or simply find another one to try if it works.

* If there is a memory stick inside the psp and the psp can recognize it, then you most probably have a problem with your cable or usb port.

* if there is a memory stick inside the psp and the psp cannot recognize it, as well as the computer, then you are most likely to have a failure with your memory card.

There are too many possibilities, maybe you can give me details straightaway, so more people can help you.

Dec 26, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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as long as you have connected the usb lead and tried in different ports, make sure you are selecting USB Connection in the settings menu on the psp, it should then connect, but some older pc's may not have enough voltage sent to the usb ports to read the psp, if this is so you will need to buy a powered usb hub.

Aug 07, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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