How to Turn a USB Flash Drive Into a PS2 Memory Card

By Alex Zang
The USB drive can be plugged directly into the PlayStation 2.

The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a video game console developed by Sony. The PS2 has more power and speed than the PlayStation 1, though it is similarly slower and weaker than the more advanced PlayStation 3. When Sony developed the PS2, they added a feature that hadn't been in the previous console -- the ability to use USB flash drives to store files. In addition to using the PlayStation standard memory cards, the USB flash drive allows PS2 users to have virtually unlimited file storage capabilities.

Plug your memory card into the PS2 memory card slot.

Plug the USB flash drive into the USB slot.

Turn on your PS2.

Place the flash drive software CD into your PS2.

Follow the instructions when the flash drive program begins. This program will allow your PS2 to transfer files back and forth between your memory card and your USB flash drive.

Choose "Transfer Game Saves" from the options presented by the flash drive software. You'll be able to select which games you want to transfer from memory card to your USB flash drive, thus allowing you to use any USB drive as a memory card.

Tip

Always insert the memory card with the flash drive software installed into the PS2 when you run the flash drive software; otherwise, it won't work.

About the Author

Alex Zang has been freelance writing since 2004, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared in "The Calgary Herald" and "Western Canadian Condos & Resorts," as well as online. Zang studied film production and screenwriting at Mount Royal College.