What are the benefits of installing a game to the hard drive?

  1. I assume it decreases load time, but I haven't really noticed that much. You still need the CD to play the game. Can someone explain this to me in detail?

    And also, a stupid little addendum to the above question, if you install a game to the hard drive and later insert the CD into the console and it starts the game automatically, I assume the console runs the game off the hard drive automatically, right? For instance, I don't have to go to Game Library and choose "Run from Hard Drive" to do so?

    User Info: Eric43

    Eric43 - 7 years ago

Accepted Answer

  1. Installing a game from the hard drive:

    - decreases load times in most (not all) cases.
    - reduces wear and tear on your disc and on your disc drive
    - reduces noise from the console

    If you have a game installed, and start that game using any method, it will run off the hard drive automatically.

    User Info: Eoin

    Eoin (Expert) - 7 years ago 2 0

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