Flash Drive in a Memory Card (PS2)





Introduction: Flash Drive in a Memory Card (PS2)

This Instructable is about how to put a usb flash drive into a Memory Card's case. It isn't very hard and so it won't take you more than about 15 Minutes. This is my first Instructable, so please let me know what you think about it!

Step 1: Opening the Memory Card

For this little project you'll need:

1 Memory Card
2 Flash Drive
3 Screwdriver or knife
4 Dremel or a rasp
5 Sticky tape

At first you have to remove those tiny screws on the backside of your Memory Card to open it. If you don't have a fitting screwdriver just use a knife or something else.

Step 2: Arrangements to Fit the Flash Drive

After opening your Memory Card remove the memory unit of your Memory Card. Now you will see that their are some obstacles which you have to "dremel" (or to rasp) away.

Step 3: Finishing the Project

Now remove the flash drive from its case and fit it into the Memory Card. Fix it with some sticky tape and put the two parts of the new case together again. That's it!



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    Thanks for this man! The case on my USB drive fell off the other day. I wanted an easy way to add a new cool case. It just so happens that thursday I took a PS1 memory card to GameStop and they wouldn't take it. So I used that.

    ....Thanks im accually tryin to build a computer out of a ps2 case and want to keep it as original looking as i can....this is perfect!!!! now i just have to modify the memory card slot so it'll works thanks....

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    you would have to use the old ps2 what i want to do is get a really old laptop (the first ones) and upgrade it to the MAX!

    You could keep the memory slots how they are, strip the insides of memory cards, put inside them a USB flash drive but remove the USB plug, solder the connections of the card to where the USB plug should be, and wire the PS2 case memory card slots to be USB. If you get me - I'm kinda getting carried away! I could probably make you a diagram if you want. But there are USB sockets on the PS2 anyway so there isn't much need. The other option is to simply buy one of those cheap Playstation controller to USB adapters like this one, then you can even use the playstation controllers for games if you wanted and connect the USB internally. I could keep thinking of stuff but I need a break now. It's been a while since I did a project like that.

    OK lol here are diagrams of putting USB keys inside of a Playstation memory card and also another diagram for keeping the controller sockets how they are and using them for game pads as PS2's have USB anyway. The diagrams are messy but I hope they can help! Of course if you just wanetd to use your PS2 as a computer, have a look at this, which is a kit to run Linux on your playstation.

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    thanks for the diagrams...and i had looked into the linux converstion before. its acually what gave me the idea to do this but i want it to run xp. thanks again.

    Cool. One thing you will need to check out is how it's all going to fit in there! I mean personally I don't own a PS2 but a few of my mates do, and I found a knackered one on eBay for about £10/$20 which I might buy just to experiment with. Also you may have trouble fitting the power supply for the PC in there, so I thought that it might be best if you used the insides of a laptop as they are already compact. Otherwise a mini-atx motherboard and mini-atx slim PSU unit may work.

    ya it took me a while to rind all the parts im gona need and i think i know what im gona git but im still trying to git the money....ins still desiding between a laptop and regular cd drive i need to figure out how to use the original ps2 eject button on a slim cd drive that would be helpful if some one could help...i really dont have a guide to go on so it will take some work....

    nice instructable, but the title suggests the possibility of using flash drives for PS2...

    I like it! But it seams strange, take apart one type of storage to make another. It does look cool.

    Sry, it is because I forgot to make pictures of the black memory card, so I just took apart the blue one in order to explain what to do...