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This I the sony play station one memory or flash card for consoles that function using sonys good play station software. On the ps3 and the ps4 you don't need to use these flash memory chips or cards because there is already a huge amount of built in ( internal memory ). For those who have already bought a ps2 I must mention that these flash memory chips can some times require patience since half the time it will say that your flash memory card is not inserted fully or properly which may then need you to push the flash memory chip into tge console a little more. Sony's reputation for making good consoles still followed through with this console but these flash memory's are quite fiddle to get them to work. If there is another option to use for memory on your play station I would suggest that you use that but if all else fails you will need one of these memory chips.
Sony's 8MB (MagicGate)Playstation 2 Memory Card looks a simple as the Playstation 1 version, the size of a thin box of tictacs, but offers a bit more space. Playstation One game saves often clogged up the old memory card - with games taking up 'blocks' rather than a set size of kilobytes. However the PS2 version manages the saves in a far greater and spacious way, especially considering the sizes of PS2 saves (averaging 200-500KB). Many gamers may want to know about its compatibility with ps1 saves - which it cannot store. Sony have shrewdly made it so that you must buy the newest model instead of being able to reuse the PS1 versions. The storage of the saves is also far prettier and organised than its predecessor, showing little animated figures and pictures related to the game, displaying save names and even times and dates of the saves - quite handy if you save multiple files, as they can be picked out. 2 or 3 seconds after the card is inserted, the PS2 dashboard quickly recognizes all your saves and in game loading is equally as fast (its normally down to the game for loading times).
Even amongst the consoles competitor in Microsofts Xbox (which has a built in, very spacious harddrive), the PS2 is still rightfully regarded as a revolution in gaming technology, offering the biggest array of video games. Although it may not be anywhere near the size of the Xbox's memory, it still offers a user friendly way to store game saves and transport them so you can play all kinds of games with friends at your leisure.
When you bought your lovely shiny new Playstation 2 with games and control pads you would have sat down and realised that maybe there was something you had forgotten to purchase. Then the realisation will sink in, oh god i forgot to spend another £20. How and where do I save my progress?? Before these new lardy da next gen machines which have high capacity hard drives. Instead you needed to buy yourself a memory card.
Now the Playstation 2 memory cards came in two colours, black and pictured in silver, and styled on the console too. Obviously the colour was one thing, but it was rectangular in shape. It also sports the writing Playstation 2 written on it in a lovely blue colour on the black card, matching the console again and in a grey on the sivler cards. Obviously to help match to the silver console which was released also. The memory card is very light and you could quite easily loose it.
The memory card is also 8mb in size so saving all of your game is easy. They don't fill up too quickly as game saves back in the day were usually measured in kilobytes, as opposed to gigabytes.
The packaging of the memory card is quite minimalistic in a blister pack just big enough to hold the memory card. It is quite eye catching seeing as the card background is bright yellow. You also get some stickers in the pack which you can use to label your memory card.
Now the memory card simply pushes into the slot above your controller ports, either memory card 1 or memory card 2. The memory card is pretty fast and data transfer is reliable quick and easy. But to be fair newer games automatically save so you will do no more than just play your game.
A definite buy if you're a playstation 2 owner. There are unbeatable and I have never seen one fail or loose data. I suppose some of it is down to how it is handled, but as I said I have never seen mine or friends fail ever. A great bit of kit that's reliable and worthy of the price.
So when you buy a Playstation2 you will play many many lovely games all which could take you many hours to complete. But one main issue is how and where do I save my progress??
Well before you get too involved in your games you will need to buy yourself a memory card.
Now the Playstation 2 memory cards come in two colours, black and this one which is silver and look like the console too. The memory card is thin and rectangular in shape. It also the the writing Playstation 2 written on it in a bright blue colour.
The memory card is also very light in weight, not that you hold it for very long if at all.
The memory card has 8mb in size so saving all of your game is very easy and very quick.
The packaging of the memory card is basic. It has bright yellow background.
The memory card simply pushes into the memory card slot either memory card 1 or memory card 2. The transfer of data is very quick reliable and easy.
A great buy if you own a playstation 2, although the silver card looks better with a silver ps2. But no matter it still does its job and does it very vert well. A must buy.