It's always nice to have options.

With the Gran Turismo 5 launch a little more than two months away, people have been asking questions concerning the required amount of hard drive space. Series guru Kazunori Yamauchi has responded to those questions on his personal Twitter page (as noted by Andriasang ), and he has given us the lowdown: to actually run the game, you only need 256MB of space, but if you want to eliminate much of the load times, he recommends performing the hard drive install…which will eat up 10GB of space. Yamauchi said that by doing this, one would insure a "smooth" experience, so take from that what you will. At least it's good to know we're beyond the early days of the PS3 when a 60GB hard drive was the biggest one available, and there was even a 20GB option. These days, the default machine has a 120GB HDD and soon, that system will be replaced by the new default, which will sport a 160GB drive. Then, there's the big option: the upcoming $399 PS3 that has a 320GB HDD.

…yeah, the console has come a long way since 2006. But then again, we've been waiting on GT5 since about that time.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

A definite install for me.

I'm pretty sure I will be playing GT5 for a long time when it comes out. Don't want to waste any of that precious time watching loading screens.

Man, Polyphony real do take there time with things.

Wissam
Wissam
11 years ago

I will be playing GT5 for months when it comes out. this time it has online mode 😀


Last edited by Wissam on 8/30/2010 6:53:27 AM

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

And for those who don't have a PS3 yet:

320gb PS3 GT5 bundle INCOMING!

Gimmedat
Gimmedat
11 years ago

No doubt installing,little tid-bit M$ is raising there online rate by 10 bucks starting november 1st.You have got to be kidding me the economy is in the hole and they are wanting more money,shows how much they care about there subscribers.I love my netflix on live but last.fm,twitter,and facebook are not worth having.If you have a silver membership you cant even download demos or play online,the PS3 is about to get a bunch of converts.Viva la PSN!!

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I want my gameplay to be as smooth and load free as possible, so I will opt for the install. That's a lot of space considering some games aren't that big, but I have too much space available to frown at the size.


Last edited by tes37 on 8/29/2010 10:06:53 PM

Him
Him
11 years ago

Ill stick to reading the disc, Don't have enough space on my PS3. Almost seems like it gets rid of the purpose of using blu-ray. But anywho this is gonna be AMAZING!!


Last edited by Him on 8/29/2010 10:23:11 PM

StangMan80
StangMan80
11 years ago

I'm diffidently downloading, I will be playing GT5 for a long time. I can't wait for Nov, only a couple of months left.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I will probably be "upgrading" my PS3's hard disk soon… Going for a nice large drive. 1T 2.5inch drive… that should be ok for the next 5 years or more…

Touch would by 60 Gigga FATTY has been going strong since 2006. It stands free of any enclosures and as I usually run the AC every night here in Singapore, my apartment is at a cool 20 degrees… almost all of the time. I also let the machine cool after playing a game. I don't simply switch the system off when the fan is running at high speed to cool the CPU and GPU. I actually leave it to cool it and then switch it off once there is little fan activity…

So far so good…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

Qubex, when and if your fatty 60GB PS3 dies, you'll be pleased to know the newer PS3-slim generates far less decibels of fan noise. If your current PS3 was anything like my former 60gb system, as the system aged in months the internal fans would kick into higher RPM's relatively early–the first sign of trouble.
Eventually, during an awesome Uncharted 2 firefight my PS3 overheated and died–thankfully it died while processing great game code =p

So I got inside of my dead PS3 to see what was going on. Dust, and more dust. It was caked on circuitry and breath-ways blocking air flow and containing heat.

I also regularly tried to keep my PS3 clean. I'd even use a vacuum hose on the air-vents to try and remove lodged dust. It still died anyway.. woe was me.

ColTater
ColTater
11 years ago

Damn Temjin, the exact same thing just happened to me. Damn you Sony and your repair cost of $149 + 29shipping + taxes.

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
11 years ago

This will be the best 60 USD spent. Heck,I may even fork out the dough for the Limited version.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

Isn't Prologue the "Limited version"??? 😉 I know…Limited Edition!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

I'll install that's for sure, make my gameplay smoother.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

I'll do 10GB install for sure. I want my game to run smooth and I still got plenty of space on my PS3 hard drive.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Great option, easily the way to go.

HDDs are cheap these days… a 500GB HDD goes for around $50 these days

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Anyone know how big is the game on a bluray disc?

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

with all the stuff they've packed on the disc, it's probably at least 40 gb.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

Ooof…that's a big install. I think I'll see how "rough" it runs off the disc first.

B-RadGfromOV
B-RadGfromOV
11 years ago

Agreed.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

Glad I installed that 500GB beast! I've been trying to fill it, it's just impossible. I have every season on Dexter, Tim and Eric and Xavier Renegade Angel, 41 PSN games, and 20 PSone games. And my entire CD collection. And still have like 300GB free.
I encourage everyone to install gigantic hard drives in their PS3s.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

You da man!

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

I really want to get the full experience to fully appreciate the game. To do this I need a wheel. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm thinking of getting either the G25 of G27. I've also herd about the Driving Force GT. Is that a special wheel made specifically for GT5 cause it says its for playstation 3.

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

Yeah, the Logitech Driving Force GT is the official wheel of GT5, it even has the GT logo in the center. Look it up on Amazon.com and they have a video of Kazunori Yamauchi talking about it and demo'ing it. GT5 will have some real-time tuning adjustments you can do while driving, and the Driving Force GT has a special control knob designed just for that. I've had one for quite a while now and I love it. Of course the more expensive wheels have two motors instead of one, and a gated shifter, so you have to decide what you like best.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Pretty much any Logitech wheel is going to be great, it just depends on how much cash you are willing to spend on a peripheral to use for just a few games. I have a DFGT and i enjoy it quite a bit. I have no desire to drop and extra $100 on a G25. From what i hear theres not much about the 27 that justifies its high price tag, so stick with either the G25 or DFGT.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Dridion,
Just an FYI,
If you want to check them out just as a reference point, Arnold did a review of both, the Logitech G25 & G27 wheels.

And although they're both rather high priced, Arnold rated both up there in the high 9's range….

Logitech G25 Review
(9.6 rating)
https://temp.psxextreme.com/ps3-hardware-reviews/2.html

Logitech G27 Review
(9.7 rating)
https://temp.psxextreme.com/ps3-hardware-reviews/3.html

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

Wow thanks for the great response guys. I'll be sure to look at the reviews and also the features. Like you guys said, either wheel should be fantastic for the game. I'm leaning toward at g25 or maybe DFGT. I want something that feels and sounds good.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I mentioned this in the comments in your Week in Review Ben, am really glad that everyone knows this now.

Deciding whether to do the install or not was a no-brainer of course!

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

One of the many nice things about the PS3 is the option to very easily upgrade the hard drive. I'm taking the 10 GB install.


Last edited by 556pineapple on 8/29/2010 11:52:17 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I'm betting that the 10GB is the world data for the tracks. It will need to be on the HDD so it can be streamed while driving. The BluRay is OK for ordinary gaming, but as Criterion found out, you can run into it's limits if you attempt to stream data as required off the Bluray. They went to an HDD install as well which helped greatly.

Well, I have more than enough room for this, so no problem there.

Benzin
Benzin
11 years ago

Definitely gonna be an install for me.

gangan19
gangan19
11 years ago

The space is not the problem! it's how long will it take to install?

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

Yup that's my one and only grief. other than that I'll be fine.

Dridion
Dridion
11 years ago

What about the Naruto one? Didn't that take like around 30 mins as well as the DMC4 one? That took about 30 mins/1 hr. I can't recall how big the files were but I'm pretty sure they didn't pass the 10GB mark. Either way like I said before, I guess they're trying to much us wait that much more once we actually HAVE the game in our hands lol. It's all for a good cause so no worries here.


Last edited by Dridion on 8/30/2010 10:02:33 AM

raiden213
raiden213
11 years ago

its a good thing my motorstorm 80gb ps3 bundle is upgraded to 320gb already, so no worry on my part of having my ps3 hard drive getting filled up anytime soon since i still have 200gb plus free.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
11 years ago

Is there a way yo check how much space you have left?

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
11 years ago

Funny that an optional install is actually larger than the capacity of a DVD9. Just goes to show how huge GT5 is going to be.

I read this tidbit on another site and there's this guy there who cursed at Polyphony Digital for the massive install size. I told him that it's an optional install. Optional. No wonder I hardly ever participate on discussions on other sites. *shrug*

stemon
stemon
11 years ago

yeah PandaCastro.. XMB, Settings, System Settings, System Information.

As for the install I would deffo do it, if I was buying this cant wait for it to sell loads but I have never liked racing games. I do know GT is the cream of the crop though.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Okay, well I figure enormous load times and possible frame rate issues will be the result of not installing. If that's the casem then I will definitely install it. Unfortunately, I'm still running on my original 60GB, so I think Imma have to get a new one soon. Also, less than two weeks until I can pre-order my Signature Edition… Can't wait!
Peace.

___________
___________
11 years ago

wow, i hope it plays well off the disk.
some of us are not made out of money sony!
its not enough im spending 800 on this (500 for G27 and 300 for signature edition) i now need to spend more on a larger HDD?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Considering you can purchase a several hundred GB HDD for something like $60 (USD), I'm not sure that your complaint is valid if you're willing to spend so much on the wheel and special edition of the game. Stop complaining and upgrade your HDD, no sense in playing scrooge just so you can whine about it.

spiderboi
spiderboi
11 years ago

i think his fears are same as mine on the probability of the HDisk change failure.

spiderboi
spiderboi
11 years ago

Is that so? Pardon my ignorance then 🙂

Btw, so when i move my files, everything transfers ie game datas, saves? Or do I need to use a flashdrive for my saves?

___________
___________
11 years ago

what 800 is not enough?
sorry bub, you may be made out of cash, but i aint!

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

@Spiderboi
If you back up your entire HDD onto an external HDD or large flash drive, it will transfer everything including all your saves. Even the ones that don't allow you to transfer them manually.

@Anonymous Cowpatty
Obviously you are made of cash if you spend $800 on this game… You're completely irrational (not to mention irritating)… why you would spend that much on one game, is beyond me. That's what many people spend on an HDTV these days!

Upgrading the size of your HDD is by far the cheapest thing to do of all your doing.

If it's THAT big of a deal that you can't install 10gb of info, then don't! You don't have to! I can't believe that in the wake of spending a ridiculous $800 on ONE GAME, you have the gall to complain that you don't have enough money to upgrade your HDD. So not only are you irrational… you're pious, too!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

What Underdog said.

Honestly, you're quibbling over a fraction of the cost of your steering wheel here. If you're willing to drop that kind of money on a single game accessory, why not a fraction of that amount on something that benefits your entire PS3? I love how you try to turn it around though. As irrational as ever.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

The CE for LBP2 and GT5 are already burning my pocket this fall and I ain't complaining.
I'm not made out of cash either.

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

Ah well… this all comes from the guy who, in the MoH thread, claimed that the difference between taliban and Nazi's, was that the Nazi's didn't kill thousands of innocent people…

So, any misinformation from _________ really can't come as a surprise….

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

Oh no, whatever shall I do!!!! This means I'll only have 160g free, rather than 170g!!!! *rolls eyes*

This is a serious non-issue for PS3 owners, you can get a 120g HDD for $40, and a $320 for less than a hundred. Takes less than 5 minutes to swap a drive too. Take advantage of 3rd party HDD support folks, it's one of many things Sony did right this gen.

Underdog15
Underdog15
11 years ago

My 500gb HDD was under $50.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

No brainer total install when I get the game.