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    fire_fs_storm is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Hi,

    My psp is running slow with FAT32.

    I bought a Sandisk 4GB Pro Duo (blue) and it was running very slow while playing games, really choppy and laggy when the orange led flashes. So I searched through the forum for a solution for this and I found this thread:

    http://www.psp-hacks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=49242

    So I formatted the 4GB with FAT16 and it worked perfect.

    I checked my old MS 2GB (which I never had any problems with it) and this one was already formatted with FAT16. I had to be sure it was a FAT32 problem so I formatted the 2GB with FAT32 and also played GTA VC like I did with the 4GB. And it also lagged with this one. I flashed the 2GB back to FAT16 and it runs without lagging and chopping.

    I thought the PSP was able to run FAT32 without a problem? Why is that my PSP can't handle FAT32??

    BTW: I have 2.71SE-C


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    The reason it lag's is because it's prob in cso. format.

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    philippecr is offline -Hacks Veteran
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    PSP is using FAT. but not FAT32.

    GTA:VCS in CSO will lag. :) test wit other games :)
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    fire_fs_storm is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    No I have GTA VC in .ISO format (psy-gtavcs.iso) and I also tried PES6 with it also in .ISO format (lfc-pes6.iso), but same: it lags in FAT32, but not in FAT16

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    Also CPU has an effect. But I don't know why you're having such a performance issue - are you sure that when you tested both filesystems, they were freshly formatted?

    Here's a comparison of FAT16 and FAT32 in terms of speed - you can disregard most of the comments - but it does say the difference in speed is only about 2% either way:
    http://www.oldfiles.org.uk/powerload/fat32/fat6.htm

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    FAT16 vs FAT32 should have no difference.

    Though a portable device would probably work better on FAT16.

    But again. There should be no noticeable difference.

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    That was my post :).
    The reason on why mine was slow is beacuse my 4gb ms was a fake one (I was lucky as it still holds 4gb) but formating it to FAT16 did make a noticable difference in speed. I used it in FAT32 on MOH and the game was unplayable but once I formated it I could play it no problems.
    I found that my stick was a fake when I bought a sandisk 4gb ms (see-through red) which was FAT32 out of the box and all my games ran full speed (I only use games in ISO format can be bothered to compress them).
    Now the card lives my sony ericsson phone holding loads of mp3s :P

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