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Hard Drive Device working on a PSP

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  1. cine

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    Hi All

    I have today got a 40 GB external IRiver H340 MP3 player contected direct to the PSP via USB to USB. This mean I can store 40 GB of movies and transfer them to the PSP memory via USB direct with no computer in site.

    This mean there may be other devices that work as hard drives with host connections that can be used to connect to the PSP and transfer data. A search around the internet for hard drive devices that connect to digital cameras direct may be a starting point.

    It quite slow as the Iriver only supports a USB1.1 host so a 500 Meg file takes around 6 mins to transfer but its a start.

    You can also not only move files with the Iriver to the PSP you can del, copy and paste them too.



    Mike
     
  2. chrislad

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    That's handy, but as you said, the MP3 player/hard drive does need to be a host device otherwise you're, to quote Bender, boned.
     
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    i have a creative zen 6gb micro that supports usb 2.0, do you think that i would be able to use this as a portable harddrive for a PSP?
     
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    The device must have a host port not the normal port for connecting to the computer to transfer files to it.

    The Iriver have a USB2 port for connecting to a PC and a Host USB1.1 port that works as host to a USB device in this case the PSP.

    Devices that have Hard drives and host port seem to have been designed for connections to digital cameras so you can transfer your digital pictures from your camera without a PC to a hard drive.

    Mike
     
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    I've been looking at getting one of these PSP's but have been put off by the pathetic 32mb memory. Why on Earth does the PSP not come with at least a 20GB drive built-in???? If this were the case I'm sure they would be selling at least double the bucket load they are already selling and people would probably pay double too! Am I right or am I talking total crap?

    I know you can get memory sticks up to 2GB (not a lot of storage in music & video terms) but is a cable attached separate hard disk really the only way?
     
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    i've heard that this is possible. How do you navigate to the file you want on the hdd and copy it to your psp memory stick?
     
  7. chrislad

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    Depends on the host drive (i.e. the iRiver). Nothing to do with the PSP, other than turn on the USB connection.
     
  8. cine

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    Hi

    All the work is done by the Iriver on its screen the PSP shows up as a host device and you can go up and down the file system and cut and paste files to it.

    Mike
     
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    ok, so assume i'm using an iriver.

    I go to usb on my psp. Then if i'm on my pc i drag and drop from my pc onto my psp memstick. can you select, drag and drop from an i river? i just can't get it into my head about how this actually works.

    step by step anyone?
     
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    Replace PC with iRiver in your first two lines and that's pretty much it. Obviously stuff is transfered from your PC to the iRiver beforehand.
     
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    cine, we posted at the same time lol. cheers for the clarification chrislad.
    prob for me is that i have an ipod which doesn't have the file transfer possibilities (at least not that i know of).

    time to hit google!
     
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    hmmm very interesting...excuse me while I go on google
     
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    To be honest, I don't see why not. The only issue I can think of is that it will install to a certain folder (maybe PHOTOS or something like that), and won't let you select a folder, which is no good to you. I suspect you would be able to transfer anything to the PSP via this though it may not work as the folder would be wrong.
     
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    Hi all

    Don't forget you want to transfer the wrong way as you want to send files from the hard drive to the PSP, so thats like sending files from the hard drive to the camera. That something I don't think all the device for camera file download may not do.

    Mike
     
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    I doubt it. Technically, it's very possible for the PSP to have an external hard drive. It's just a matter of having the hard drive act as a host device. That said, I'd go with a known supplier/vendor, not the first one you see on the net :)
     
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    i'm sure that people are already using external hardrives with their psp. i sort of which i could afford to, but it'd be much more fun and useful to be able to use your ipod - would actually help justify my 40gig-er!
     
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    I wonder if there's a cheap brand 20/40/60 gb MP3 player with USB host fuction

    it wouldn't matter it'd be a cheap brand, as I'd only use it as a HD. I already have a Sony HD DAP
     
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    using the Iriver, are you able to delete/manage files (i.e homebrew) that you have already transferred onto the psp, so you can free up space to say transfer more games etc onto?
     
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    Hi I am using a UK PSP with ver 2 so no homebrew files. But I can view and go into every folder on the PSP memory and do any del,copy and paste.

    mike
     
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    Yeah, and why doesn't it come with surround sound speakers, a built in Xbox 360 and a complete set of steak knives?

    Cheap Sony B******s . . .
     
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    Hi guys, the I-river H340 does host other USB devices & work with the PSP, I was thinking of trying it, found this thread by chance & tried straight away...

    Thanks for the heads up Cine... :thumbsup:
     
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    Would you need a certain type of PSP version ie 2.0 to be able to do this or would it work with any version ??

    can any confirm it works with there IPOD ?
     
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    IF it works (and I can't confirm that it works with ipod) then all file transfers (except of course howebrew) should work with any f/w version of psp.
     
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    This is the best news I have heard in ages !! considering the prices of memory sticks etc

    there was a thread posted about three weeks ago that had this device called the syncbox 2. It acts a kind of median between two usb devices. It would allow you to swap between your mp3 player and psp.

    http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/input_device/tablets.html

    BTW the guy said he tried it and it worked
     
  28. jinky32

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    that looks cool - it says 'coming soon' tho, do you know where you can buy them? i urgently need something more than a 1gig ms
     
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    not to sure mate from doing some reading around there seems to be a few more options regards to hardware.

    take a look at this half way down the page at the pictures

    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/06/ipod_photo_conn.html

    seems like you can use a IPOD !

    my mrs has a IPOD but I dont have my PSP yet so I cant test it.

    If any 1 on here is willign to be a better tester and let us all no that would be cool !
     
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    great, and i've been doing some hunting on the synchbox 2

    another random forum contained this:

    'The original Syncbox, connects to two USB devices and can either 1)
    Transfer all files from one to the other (as indicated by the arrows on
    the Syncbox) or 2) Transfer all files in a directory named Syncbox from
    one device to another.

    The Syncbox II has a display and buttons to list and select any or all
    files on one device for transfer to another.

    In both cases the USB devices are not altered or "tricked" in any way.
    Each device is provided with a connection to a host, and acts accordingly,
    just as if it were connected to a PC or other host device.'

    the inmportant bit for us is that with synchbox 2 (rather than 1) you can chose which files to transer.

    getting excited :clap: :smashin:
     

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