PS3 and Memory Cards question

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Benjamindaines, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    If I were to buy the 40GB PS3 (I want the 60GB one, but they no longer sell it). Since the 40GB PS3 doesn't have memory slots on it can I plug in a USB card reader and access an SD card that way? Also I know that the 40GB PS3 doesn't have the chip for running PS2 games (and the website says it's not backwards compatible) but is there some kind of software emulator that one could install and run them that way?

    --Thanks
     
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    you would be better off to get the first gen 60gig on ebay


    they have hardware emulation for ps2 games

    and supports all games

    newer ones (80gb) is only software emulation, and on top of that some games dont work at all
     
  3. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Eh a PS3 is not something I want to buy used and I can manage without PS2 games, but how about those memory cards?

    EDIT: What about USB flash drives?
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    bit of an oxy moron. If it has hardware then it isn't emulation ;)




    OP.

    Yes you can use any usb memory card reader in theory. (I add in theory because I'm just taking sony's word for it and haven't tried).

    No - no software emulation either on the 40gb model.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yes like MRU said you can get an external card reader and your good to go....maybe sony will update the 40s through an update to run PS2 games(I think it can run PS1 games right from the start)

    If you want that PS2/PS3 combo your best bet is to find the 80gig....the major games still play on it...I think its 80% emulation(correct me if I'm wrong)


    Bless
     
  6. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    well as I've said... you can find new 60gbs, that's all my Costco has.
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i'm not so much in the know with ps3s, so forgive my ignorance. but..why can't one use the hard drive for storage?
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It does for ps1/ps2 games.

    Your confusion arrises because you think the OP wants to use console memory cards which is wrong.

    He wants to use as SD card, hence he needs a memory card reader.
    :)
     

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