Disclaimer from Aurora: Neither I nor Wololo are involved with SphereSolid and this article is simply here to bring light to their offering to the community. Wololo isn’t responsible for any purchases influenced by this article as you’re expected to do your own research beforehand. Neither SphereSolid nor Srident are affiliated with Wololo therefore the links are simply being shared for the reader’s benefit!
A few months ago, Yifan Lu made a somewhat large production run of PSVSD that consisted of a few hundred crowd funded adapters. After those ran out (which didn’t take long), there was no way to acquire a well-built PSVSD adapter till SphereSolid stepped in!
The PSVSD is a microSD card adapter for Vita OLED 3G (11xx) models since it connects via the miniPCIe slot on the motherboard. This means that the PSVSD adapter is NOT COMPATIBILE with Vita 1000 (OLED) WiFi-only models nor is it compatible with the whole PSVita Slim line (all of the models are WiFi-only) or the PSTV. Obviously, this only works on Firmware 3.60 with taiHEN.
Decent PSVSD adapters can now be bought from SphereSolid!
To install this adapter, you need to open up your PSVita but according to Yifan Lu, it’s only as complicated as replacing the battery so it’s nothing the average end-user can’t do if they’re careful enough. You can make your life easier by following iFixit guides!
After Yifan Lu’s production run of a total of 500 boards were sold out, getting one of these adapters became quite difficult. Aftwerwards, they were being sold by a seller on AliExpress but it was reported they were of poor quality. Now, SphereSolid is producing some decent boards for the community to enjoy.
What’s SphereSolid actually offering?
SphereSolid is offering the following:
PSVSD adapters that have been properly tested one by one to make sure they work.
A black adapter with copper fill ENIG to give off a nice look and more importantly, a durable adapter.
The adapters cost $15 and PayPal is the payment processor used. This means that you could easily ask for buyer protection and receive a full refund if things don’t work out!
As you can see, this is the best (and only) way to get a high-end PSVSD adapter for your Vita 3G. If you have a Vita 10xx (WiFi only OLED) or Vita 2xxx (Slim), you should look into SD2Vita adapters that can be slotted in via the game card slot (they can be had on eBay for not much or through trusted sellers such as Srident for a little more).
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