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 Post subject: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 am 
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Project PSIO

Project PlayStation Input Output is a project in development, that will allow you to back up your PlayStation CD-ROM's, and then let you play them directly from either a SD card or HDD on the actual PlayStation 1 console itself.

This will decrease load times dramatically, stop skipping, read errors, as well as improve the overall performance of the console.

More information can be found here: http://psio.com.au/


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 Post subject: Re: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:23 am 
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Please let us know as soon as something is available. I want this!

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 Post subject: Re: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:36 am 
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I really hope you guys finish this project! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
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The url changed, progress has been made.
http://ps-io.com/
I can't wait for this. Maybe after they're finished they can start with Sat-io. After a well earned holiday ofcourse.
Give these guys some love from all of us Racketeers here.

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 Post subject: Re: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:28 am 
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That looks FANTASTIC.

$166 AUD (abotu $123 USD) shipped might seem a little steep to some, but I do understand what goes into making such products (especially in smaller runs). Flash carts are about the same price. It at least looks like a quality product from the pics.

I'll have to keep an eye on the compatibility list, there aren't too many entries right now.

So I read the FAQs. Looks like it plugs into the parallel port and you have to solder a small PCB (a few wires) inside the console. They said they'll release a version compatible with PS1 models that don't have a parallel port, but you'll have to solder each parallel port wire to the motherboard, so it'll be something like a 50 wire install. Also looks like they'll release an SD card version for now (compatible with up to 32GB cards) but plan to release a HDD version down the road, so that's cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Project PSIO - SD Card Modification for the PS1 / PSX
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I'm so stoked that this is still being worked on... Wow! it's nearing completion! Every time I see it mentioned I think it might've been mothballed, but these guys keep powering through the hardware revisions. Too cool! Thanks for the update.

...I guess I gotta get myself another original PS1. Brandon never said why he wanted my backup NM original system (I'm running on a PSone with screen), but I'm sure that's the reason.

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