PlayStation 1 Mass Storage & ISO Loading Solution 'PSIO' Prototypes Ready

PlayStation-1-Mass-Storage-ISO-Loading-Solution-PSIO-Prototypes-ReadyMid-last year a revolutionary device was announced for the Sony PlayStation 1 which would soon make playing your collection of classics a breeze. The PSIO, as it is know, is an upcoming device which would let you load PS1 games directly from an SD card. Having been quiet for quite some time, the team behind PSIO have just revealed their hardware prototype.

The PSIO if anything is the PlayStation's answer to the likes of Krikzz's flash cartridges for retro gaming consoles. Being able to boot games from a menu driven operating system, one running from removable storage media, will eliminate the need for game discs altogether.

While their latest update is nothing more than a photograph of the PSIO chipboard (one which connects to the PlayStation 1's parallel port) it holds great promise for the 32-bit system's future. The arrival of such prototype hardware suggests that it is now only a matter of time before development on the device is finished and we will all have PSIOs attached to all our PlayStation consoles.

Unfortunately there is yet to be any video footage showing how the prototype device works, however, we'll be waiting anxiously to see any glimpse of the PSIO in action in the near future.

Link: PSIO Homepage

Link: PSIO Development Thread

Last Updated ( 17 March 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-03-17 18:17
This is definitely great news and if its a good price i would most certainly purchase one however right now emulation plus a USB playstation controller adaptor is perfect for me.

Like i said its welcome news though and if its a solid piece of tech i will get one, i love to support the homebrew community or unusual devices.
(Link to this comment) Cortex 2013-03-17 18:22
Really, really excited for this. Will mean the Playstation can live on long after the last laser unit has burnt out. I've been following this project since early last year and am a donator.

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