How to Use a Flash Drive As a Memory Card in PS2

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The Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) differs from other sixth-generation consoles, in that it includes USB ports on the console. If you wish to connect a USB flash drive to the PS2 for the purpose of transferring game save files, however, the process is slightly more complicated than simply inserting the drive and using the PS2's browser. Additional software is required to make the PS2 interact with the flash drive.

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Things you need

  • PS2 USB flash drive software
  • PS2 memory card

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert a memory card into the PS2's memory card slot. Insert a flash drive into the PS2 and the flash drive software into the PS2's disc drive.

  2. 2

    Turn the PS2 on. Follow the prompts when the PS2 flash drive program begins. The program will install files onto your PS2's memory card in order to help the program run. This memory card is required every time you run the flash drive software. Once the program is running, your PS2 will be able to communicate with your USB drive.

  3. 3

    Select your flash drive program's "Transfer Game Saves" option to begin the process of moving game saves to and from your USB flash drive.

  4. 4

    Repeat Steps 1 through 3 any time you want to use the flash drive to transfer files. Remember to insert the PS2 memory card with your flash drive program's install information when you use the program, or else it will not run properly.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are having trouble finding PS2 USB flash drive software, look into PS2 cheat devices. The PS2 software that comes with Datel's Max Drive or Pelican's Codebreaker for the PS2 will work with any USB flash drive.

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