Home Gaming PSA: Don’t install both GTA V discs on Xbox 360

PSA: Don’t install both GTA V discs on Xbox 360

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As we’ve already told you, the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft auto V will come on two discs; one to install off, and the other to play off. you might’ve thought that installing both would give you better performance – but Rockstar actually recommends not doing that.

While they’ve not made their reasons clear, they have said it’s not recommended to install both discs. One reason that could be posited is that the installed bits are already reading from the physical disk drive, and installing the other disc would force the hard drive to read, seek and write all the time, lowering performance. It’s possible that installing one disc to the HDD and installing another to a particularly fast flash drive might mitigate this.

 

That does, however, mean that 360 owners might have to be subjected to the sound of the jet engine disc-drives when playing.

Last Updated: September 16, 2013

95 Comments

  1. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 16, 2013 at 15:17

    That sucks!! sure you can just install to flash drive.

    Reply

  2. JHN

    September 16, 2013 at 15:24

    Here come the PS fan boys….

    Reply

    • SaintsRowLee

      September 16, 2013 at 15:29

      I lolled at that!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 16, 2013 at 15:30

        Heh, same

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      September 16, 2013 at 15:30

      Black and white and clumsy?

      Reply

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      September 16, 2013 at 15:36

      HAHAHAHAH! You win the internet today.

      Reply

  3. eXpZA

    September 16, 2013 at 15:24

    Don’t tell me what to do! I’m going to install both, take that society!

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      September 16, 2013 at 15:35

      Reply

    • JHN

      September 16, 2013 at 15:36

      You rebel you

      Reply

  4. Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

    September 16, 2013 at 15:24

    The main reason I install games is that sound. It’s really one of the most irritating sounds out there

    Reply

    • JHN

      September 16, 2013 at 15:28

      Honestly my xbox sounds like it is hovering if i dont!

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 16, 2013 at 15:30

        Mine sounds like it’s chewing up the disks. Dreadful sound…. it always makes me nervous.

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        • The Noble TiMsTeR

          September 16, 2013 at 15:34

          I’m sure if you install to a flash drive the play disc will be fine.

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        • JHN

          September 16, 2013 at 15:36

          I know I always get the blast shield ready at the startup to avoid the shrapnel.
          Scares the shit out of me.

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          • Chaz Miller

            September 16, 2013 at 21:09

            hahaha

      • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

        September 16, 2013 at 15:30

        Indeed, freaking vacuum…If you have OCD….well, we all know how that’s going to end.

        Reply

    • CypherGate

      September 16, 2013 at 15:58

      funny enough mine doesnt make these sounds everyone is talking about.

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      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 16, 2013 at 15:59

        Its a new console?

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        • CypherGate

          September 16, 2013 at 16:17

          yeah the new slim model. Its very quiet. Bought it when the slim model launched.

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          • Chaz Miller

            September 16, 2013 at 21:09

            same here

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 16, 2013 at 15:59

        Ok… is yours a PS3? hehehe

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        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          September 16, 2013 at 16:01

          LOL nice one banana

          Reply

        • CypherGate

          September 16, 2013 at 16:19

          haaa… haaa… funny lol No its not the PS3, but the slim model i bought when it launched. I will admit the older white model was insanely loud coupled with disc grinding.

          Reply

      • Jay Sowell

        September 20, 2013 at 23:01

        Mine either. Well maybe on the initial load of the game after putting the disc in and closing the tray. After everything settles all I ever hear is the icassional laser eye motor moving to a different location on the disc, which is almost never because I am emersed in the game i’m playing. Since I bought gaming headphone I only hear the game. Loudly I might add.

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    • Chaz Miller

      September 16, 2013 at 21:08

      not the slim

      Reply

    • jGLZA

      September 17, 2013 at 14:23

      I play with a headset so I don’t hear anything 😀

      Reply

  5. Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

    September 16, 2013 at 15:25

    Oh also……Blu-Ray Teehee

    Reply

  6. The Noble TiMsTeR

    September 16, 2013 at 15:25

    Odd question which is faster at sending receiving data? dvd drive or flash drive?

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    • Zubayr Bhyat

      September 16, 2013 at 15:33

      Flash drive. I installed big games on my flash drives and they loaded much better.

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 16, 2013 at 15:35

        Well there we have it. I’ll install my play disc on my external flash drive.

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      • King OF Kings

        September 17, 2013 at 23:34

        whats your flash drive name?

        Reply

    • Jay Sowell

      September 20, 2013 at 23:03

      Flash. Dvd has to be read, decoded, dowloaded and incrypted again. Flash just takes the file and transfers it as is. Takes almost half the time.

      Reply

  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 16, 2013 at 15:26

    That sucks. The reason I install all my games (regardless of platform) is to keep my console’s laser to last longer.

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    • Martin du preez

      September 16, 2013 at 15:32

      BAH HUMBUG. It only need to last until December 6 my good man.

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 16, 2013 at 15:44

        Indeed sir… indeed…

        Reply

  8. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 16, 2013 at 15:29

    I honestly cannot remember the last time I used a DVD/CD….

    Reply

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      September 16, 2013 at 15:30

      To watch dirty movies?

      Reply

      • SaintsRowLee

        September 16, 2013 at 15:32

        Why buy when you can download?

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 16, 2013 at 15:47

          I like the feel of a disc in my hand….

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          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:48

            it smells good. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:49

            Yes, everything else you own is so small, that you might relish that…

            😛

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 16, 2013 at 15:49

            Really? A disc? Not a banana then?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:49

            XD

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 16, 2013 at 15:49

            I like the feel of a banana and a disk in my hands…

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:50

            You like the feel of a banana in your disk?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 16, 2013 at 15:50

            Oh no, you’re not catching me with that. I refuse the bait.

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 16, 2013 at 15:51

            I am more of a melons kind of guy, really…

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:51

            And guava, don’t forget guava

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 16, 2013 at 15:55

            Let’s not discriminate for all fruit are delicious… except citrus… seriously screw citrus! ESPECIALLY grapefruit…! Who the hell eats grapefruit? I think anyone that likes grapefruit is probably a sado-masochist serial killer….

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:56

            If you can eat grapefruit without pulling a funny face, then you have mastered the FACE YOGA

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:58

            Sies! Grapefruit is the most misleading fruit of them all!! Its nothing grape-like about it!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 16, 2013 at 16:02

            Or a mandarin. You peel off that gigantic orange covering & all you’re left with is an unemployed drug-addled British actor. Trevor indeed.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 16, 2013 at 15:52

            0-O

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:52

            IT GIVES YOU POWER! Doesn’t it Banana Jim?

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 16, 2013 at 15:32

        Your thoughts/habits betray you…

        Reply

    • SaintsRowLee

      September 16, 2013 at 15:31

      When’s the last time you backed up your library?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 16, 2013 at 15:33

        Recently. Backed up to external HDD

        Reply

        • SaintsRowLee

          September 16, 2013 at 15:34

          OK… Forgot about those…

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 16, 2013 at 15:36

      lol me too now that you mention it.

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 16, 2013 at 15:38

        you guys know alot, what is faster read write dvd or flash drive?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 16, 2013 at 15:40

          You think I know a lot? HAH! FOOLED YOU!

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 15:42

          Flash

          Reply

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 16, 2013 at 15:44

            You forgot AHAAAAA

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:45

            AHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 16, 2013 at 15:45

            LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:46

            Also, your age is showing 😛

            EDIT: Oh crap, so is mine…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 16, 2013 at 15:50

            DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!

  9. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 16, 2013 at 15:38

    A lot of people also “recommend” I don’t drink so much beer.

    BAH and PFFFFF I say to theee!!!!

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 16, 2013 at 15:41

      Admiral do you know what’s faster DVD or flash drive?

      Reply

    • Marc O Polo

      September 16, 2013 at 22:19

      my doctor recommended i drink more water! and by water i mean whiskey and by doctor i mean me.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 17, 2013 at 07:37

        Wise doctor that one

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        • Marc O Polo

          September 17, 2013 at 07:55

          my father used to have a prescription for “double brandy and coke, every ten minutes till no pain is felt!”

          Reply

  10. RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    September 16, 2013 at 15:39

    Oh man, OVG is going to do his nut in. I remember one time he was pissed off with the nuclear sounds the thing was making, so he decides, while the game is spinning faster than a group of overweight Virgin club members, to move it from its horizontal position to vertical. THAT made a noise. And also destroyed the disk. #liveandlearn

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    • The Noble TiMsTeR

      September 16, 2013 at 15:40

      Kill his console in the process! you cant turn from horizontal to vertical while on!!!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 16, 2013 at 15:41

        That’s what she said!

        Reply

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        September 16, 2013 at 15:45

        HAHAH! Indeed! He knows that, NOW…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          September 16, 2013 at 15:45

          Eish these peasants, when will they learn

          Reply

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            September 16, 2013 at 15:46

            Agreed. He didn’t want to tell me… But skyrim died, and he had to admit it…

    • JHN

      September 16, 2013 at 15:41

      I did the same thing while playing ME3 tore the disc to shreds! I was so pissed!

      Reply

      • The Noble TiMsTeR

        September 16, 2013 at 15:41

        But why on earth would you do that!

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        • SaintsRowLee

          September 16, 2013 at 15:43

          Same reason I stuck my thumb into a still spinning biltong cutting machine: It seemed like a good idea at the time.

          Reply

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:44

            Do you still have that thumb?

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:45

            No, its biltong now

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 16, 2013 at 15:47

            Yes. I wear it around my neck in a glass bottle to remind me of a very important thing: THINK!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 16, 2013 at 15:44

            Eina. I had me a similar incident with the biltong cutting. End result, ZERO nerves left in right index finger.

            Quite a problem with hot things though, by the time I feel the burning, its waaaay too late

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:47

            ooooh thats gotta suck.

          • SaintsRowLee

            September 16, 2013 at 15:54

            I hear you. The really funny thing was my motivation behind sticking my thumb in a biltong cutter: I sat on my chair, watching the blades spin. I then thought to myself: Those blades are gonna hurt someone…

        • JHN

          September 16, 2013 at 15:50

          Dude it sounded like it was going to explode so i thought whats the worst that can happen, well a complete FCK UP thats the worst that can happen.

          Reply

          • The Noble TiMsTeR

            September 16, 2013 at 15:51

            In times like those its called unplug the power lead.

  11. oVg

    September 16, 2013 at 16:52

    Bethesda had the same problem. Those who installed Skyrim on the 360 HD lost all the textures. For some season it works better when streaming off of the disc.

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  12. dildoboy

    September 17, 2013 at 12:38

    Ive installed both discs and it and its playing fine. Pop in is less noticeable than alot of other big titles.

    Reply

  13. gtavinstallslow2222

    October 3, 2013 at 14:51

    why is the install so slow so sucks 4010/7876 total riff off ive been waiting for f*!&@ hours you know rockstar

    Reply

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