Saturn Backup Memory
|Fast Facts on the Saturn Backup Memory|
The Sega Saturn Backup Memory, otherwise called Back-Up RAM Cartridge in the US or Power Memory (パワーメモリー) in Japan, is an external storage cartridge used to save game progress and data as an alternative to using the system's internal memory. The cartridge provides over 16 times the amount of space; offering up to 512k of memory as opposed to the internal 32k.
Reading Save Data
When reading save data from the memory manager on the Sega Saturn BIOS, it will appear in this format.
|Name of the file||Extra comments on the file.||The amount of space (Blocks) that file occupies.|
How each file is named and what the comments field represents depends on how the developer has written each descriptor. When reading other articles on Sonic Retro and Sega Retro, keep in mind these common symbols represented in the wiki to determine the text as these variables are likely to differ when viewing on the Memory Manager.
[##] - Number
[MM] - Month
[DD] - Day
[X] - Letter
JP cart (Tamagotchi Park version)
|Saturn, JP (Sakura Taisen)|
|Sega Saturn Hardware|
|Saturn Variations||HiSaturn Navi | SunSeibu SGX | Sega Titan Video | Sega Saturn Models (HiSaturn, V-Saturn, etc.)|
|Console Add-ons||Backup Memory | Sega PriFun | Video CD Card|
|Game Controllers||Standard gamepad | 3D Control Pad | Arcade Racer Joystick | Infrared Control Pad | Sega Mission Stick | Shuttle Mouse | Twin Stick | Virtua Gun | Virtua Stick | Virtua Stick Pro|
|Online Services/Add-ons||NetLink Internet Modem (NetLink Keyboard | NetLink Keyboard Adapter | NetLink Mouse) | Saturn Modem (Floppy Drive | Keyboard)|
|Connector Cables||DirectLink | Controller Extension Cable|
|Misc. Hardware||6 Player Adaptor | Action Replay | Extended RAM Cartridge | ROM Cartridge | SBom Multitap | S-S Promoter|