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PlayStation MemCard Pro Overview

PlayStation MemCard Pro Overview

Kris Randazzo
7 minute read

High capacity Memory cards for PlayStation are great, but infinite Memory cards are better, especially when they're all in one place. With the MemCard Pro from 8BitMods, you can effectively create infinite PlayStation 1 Memory Cards with the use of a standard Micro SD card. And that's just the start of what this thing can do.

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Hi, everyone. Kris from Stone Age Gamer here, and let's talk about this. This is a PlayStation 1 memory card. Yeah, that's right. Memory cards. Before the age of internal hard drives, but after the age of internal backed-up memory on your cartridges, CD based systems like the PlayStation required these little memory cards here to save all your game data since you couldn't very well write it on a CD. Well, if you were like me, back in the old days you had a big stack of PlayStation one games, and you probably had a big stack of these sit right next to it and it was always difficult to try to remember what game saves were where. 

So you had a couple of different options. You could go out and you could buy a whole mess of PlayStation memory cards, or you could go out and get one of those third party memory cards that had a pretty high failure rate but could theoretically hold a whole lot more. But what if instead of getting larger memory cards, you had infinite memory cards? This is the MemCard Pro from 8BitModds, and this effectively can give you infinite memory cards for your PlayStation using a micro SD card instead of internal memory. And one micro SD can hold pretty much every game save you could imagine for your PlayStation one. Let's take a look. 

Alright. So let's let's take a look at what's in the box. And that is this. That's the card itself. I've got the nice looking clear one here. And this is all that comes in the box. This is it. So you're going to need to have one of these to get started, which is a micro SD card. I have a little 32 gig one here. You just want to make sure it's formatted and that you've got the most recent firmware on there and then you just go ahead and stuff it right here in the front like so. 

And there you go. It's together now. We just have to make it do what it's going to do. And you see it's got this cute little screen here. This is actually a screen. It's going to display all kinds of different stuff. So we're going to we're going to kick this up right here. We're going to get this started. I plug it into my PlayStation and turn it on. And hopefully it's going to run its course with an update. 

OK, now that it's all updated, we're going to turn the system off. We're actually going to yank this guy real quick because we are going to do a little something special here. Just going to show you how this works, actually, when transferring information from a memory card to a memory card. So here I have one of my old PlayStation memory cards. It's cool. It's green. It's mint flavored. I'm going to plug this in. We're going to turn it on and we are going to go to the memory card menu.

All right. As you can see here on my my big screen here is that I'm on the memory card management system on the PlayStation. You know, when you turn it on and you don't have a memory card in there. So we're just going to do some basic memory management here. And I have my old memory card plugged in to slot one and I have the memory card pro plugged into slot two. And as you can see on the screen up there, that it's a memory card to is blank. So we're on channel one or one or I don't know what it stands for. I'm not master of terminology here, but it's basically this is a blank memory card on this side. 

So we're going to do some copying right now. We're going to what the heck? Let's copy all all of this. Let's do yeah. Let's go nuts copy card all the way over there. And here it goes. It's going to copy this whole card, one sucker at a time and it's all going to land over on the other side. And there we go. Everything's moved over. We have all the stuff from this memory card on there. But that's not the only memory card I have. So we're going to yank this one out here and then we're going to throw this old guy in here, this good old Nyko PlayStation memory card. I don't even, I have no clue what's on this one. Let's give it a whirl where we got on here, huh? 

OK, it looks like I got some Symphony of the Night, and I think that's Chrono Cross right next to it. So what I'm going to do down here, I'm going to press this button and we are going to change to a different page. And now all of a sudden it's reading it like it's a brand new memory card over on the on this thing. So it's rereading this one and it's rereading that. There's nothing on it. So let's go ahead and hit the old copy all again. Yes, I am sure. And now my second memory card is going to be saved on this very same thing. So when I put a game in to play it, I can select which channel it's pulling its memory from. And it's like like we said before, it's basically infinite memory cards for your PlayStation. 

The PlayStation MemCard Pro from 8BitMods is available now at, and to be perfectly honest, what we just talked about really only scratches the surface of what this thing can really do. It's got Wi-Fi built into it, all sorts of interesting extra functionalities, depending on how deep you want to get into organizing your PlayStation games. And especially if you have something like an ODE like TerraOnion MODE built into your system or you got one of the PSIO units where you have this massive, massive library at your fingertips. This thing can actually work with those products to automatically recognize what game you're playing and put those files no matter where they are safe on your memory card. All it takes is just a little bit of organization and setup, and you are good to go for life. 

Thanks for watching, everybody. If you liked what you saw here today, please comment like subscribe, share, do all that wonderful stuff. Let us know what your favorite PlayStation games are. Let us know if you have one of these memory card pros and what color you have and how much you like it. Thanks again for watching, everybody. On behalf of all of us here at Stone Age Gamer, keep playing games. 

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