Multiple small memory cards or one large one?

#1Limen123Posted 8/1/2014 11:44:33 AM
Other than the constant switching back and forth, is there any other benefit to owning a 64 over a couple 16s or 32s? I just can't see myself paying 100 for a 64 gig when I can get another 16 for $4 since I have a coupon on the site in getting it from.
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#2iRPGluvverPosted 8/1/2014 11:50:33 AM
Depends on how many accounts and games you plan to buy. I use a 16Gb for my main account and in the future I'll probably get a 4 or 8Gb card to play NTSC PS Classics from the NA store.

I'd go for a large one where you can keep all your digital stuff.
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#3dancer62Posted 8/1/2014 11:58:04 AM
It's a pain keeping track of what is on which card with multiple cards, especially with the bog-slow "rebuilding database" each time you change cards.

That said, I bought what was on sale at the time, so I've accumulated two 32s and four 16s, in addition to the three 4s I started with.

It probably would have been cheaper if I had just bought a couple of 64s.
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#4lightwarrior78Posted 8/1/2014 12:05:17 PM
Between the database thing when switching and that these things are the size of a chereio making it hard to have some way to tell them apart externally, I'd stick with a larger one.
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#5SakuraiyaPosted 8/1/2014 12:09:57 PM
I bought the 64 GB one. In my honest opinion it is best to buy a bigger memory card than multiple ones. Since it spares you the hassle of changing multiple cards. Granted I still have my 8GB but I use for ny JPN PSN account.
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#6Limen123(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2014 12:11:46 PM
Well then, how much do you guys think I can make from a 16 and a 4? Would I make more selling them separately or bundling them together when I list them? That database thing sounds pretty annoying. I guess I'll just use the coupon I have on the 64 and make up to the rest by selling my old cards.
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#7MivoPosted 8/1/2014 12:13:40 PM
Unless you want to maintain multiple accounts, I feel that a 64 GB is the most convenient solution by far. No flipping cards, no making sure you don't lose them, no paying attention to how full the card is (well, for a while!). The 64 GB cards also retain their value well.

I'd rather buy two or five games less and get a 64 GB card, if money is an issue.
#8n00bsaib0tPosted 8/1/2014 12:35:34 PM
Think about this. If you have, say, two 16s and can only fit your games on them where there's 500mb free on each one but nothing you own small enough to fill them but you also have a 900mb game that you can't fit because neither will fit it, that's 1000mb going to waste when if you had a 32gb card that 1000mb would be consolidated and you could fit your 900mb game.

If you can afford it, go big.
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#9Limen123(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2014 12:50:08 PM
Money's not really a problem, I just don't like the fact that 100 goes to just storage.

On a side note, if I delete a game to make room for another, is my save data deleted too? I don't have PS+ and don't plan on getting it until I buy a PS4.
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#10MivoPosted 8/1/2014 12:53:54 PM
Limen123 posted...
On a side note, if I delete a game to make room for another, is my save data deleted too? I don't have PS+ and don't plan on getting it until I buy a PS4.


If it is digital, yes. The save is tied to the game (also when you back it up), unless you use the cloud saving feature of PS+. You may know this already, but just in case: You can put PS3 and PS4 "freebies" from PS+ on your download list even if you don't have the consoles, and will have them waiting when/if you get a PS4.