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Different games see different amounts of free space on the HDD?

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2 years ago#1
Anybody else notice this?

The fluctuation can be as "little" as 100MB, or as much as 500MB.

The biggest difference is seen in Borderlands 2 and the smallest is in Forza 4.

Forza 4 sees 100MB less than the dashboard does, and Borderlands 2 sees 500MB less than the dashboard does.

Where the HELL is all that space going?
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2 years ago#2
Never really noticed it.

Although that's probably because I know I have roughly 100 GB free and don't really care because I know I'll have enough space to do anything I want.
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2 years ago#3
It's early, this is going over my head.

What do you mean?
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2 years ago#4
Oh, just thought of this ... there's also a few files in the system files section of the HDD that can vary in size, like the improvement data thing, video bookmark files, etc.
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2 years ago#5
Perhaps they use more cache than other titles? It's not a seperate partition like the original Xbox so it does eat into the total, but Forza doesn't seem to leave anywhere near 100MB of files in there long-term.
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2 years ago#6
glassghost0 posted...
It's early, this is going over my head.

What do you mean?

I've got 80.0 GB free on a 320GB drive according to the dashboard.

Forza sees 79.9GB free.

Borderlands 2 sees 79.5GB free.

Other games see varying amounts in between.
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2 years ago#7
TheBlueStig posted...
glassghost0 posted...
It's early, this is going over my head.

What do you mean?

I've got 80.0 GB free on a 320GB drive according to the dashboard.

Forza sees 79.9GB free.

Borderlands 2 sees 79.5GB free.

Other games see varying amounts in between.


Ohhhh, ok.

Like when you select your save, right?

I'm assuming the games use memory to run, idk.
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2 years ago#8
I don't get that.
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2 years ago#9
This didn't happen until I got Borderlands 2 and it saw a different amount of space than anything else.
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