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[PSP® system / PSP®go] Updated 05/06/2013

The PSP system can be connected to a computer and function as a USB Memory Stick™ media reader or simply as a USB drive if using a PSPgo.

Required Items:

  • Computer OS with USB mass storage class
    Your computer must use an operating system (OS) that supports the USB mass storage class (such as Windows XP or Mac OS X)
  • USB Cable
    To connect the PSP system to the computer you need a USB cable with a "Mini-B" connector (common for digital cameras) and a "Standard-A" connector (common for printers, etc). For the PSPgo, you will need to use the USB cable that came with the PSPgo that has the multi-use connector and a "Standard-A" connector on the other end.

To connect the PSP system to a computer:

  1. For the PSP system, plug the Mini-B side of the USB cable into the top of your PSP system and the Standard-A side of the USB cable into your computer. For the PSPgo, plug the multi-use connector into the bottom of the PSPgo and the Standard-A side of the USB cable into your computer.

    USB Connection

  2. Then on the XMB™, go to Settings icon (Settings) > USB Connection icon (USB Connection). This will place the PSP system into USB Mode.
  3. Once connected, you can copy pictures, audio, and other content to and from your Memory Stick Duo.
    See Transferring files from a computer to the PSP via the Memory Stick Duo for detailed instructions.