PS Vita memory card swap

[sc:mobile-category ]When I picked up my PS Vita I only bought an 8g card, however I recently acquired at 32g card so it was time to swap out the old for the new.

Like most new electronics these days, there is no manual with the PS Vita, only on-line documentation.  Likewise the memory card didn’t come with anything but how to install it in the Vita.  Searching the Internet didn’t reveal much, apparently there hasn’t been much need to replace memory cards yet Winking smile.

Anyway, after a bit of searching around I found the content manager, which let’s you backup the Vita to your PC and then recover it.  It does not support Wi-Fi, it requires a USB connection to the PC to function.

The largest hurdle during the install of content manager on my PC was FINDING content manager.  There’s no obvious link on the Vita but Google of course came to the rescue.

Once installed I started the backup.  Now an 8g card through USB 2 should take a few minutes, but over 3 hours?  An my card only had a little over 1.5g on it!

Restoring it to the new card took just as long!

What I thought would be a quick swap turned in to an all day affair.  However it did work in the end and that’s what was important.  I certainly won’t be doing it again any time so.on.  I’d had to think how long it would take if I had a significant portion of the 32g card used Winking smile

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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