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November 18, 2010 // 4:34 am - We've seen the GT5 unboxing with some Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition pictures, and today (linked above) confirms via amar212 at that Gran Turismo 5 has an optional 40-minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD installation with the US game being reported as 19.4GB (20,882,698,502 bytes) with the EU version coming in at 13.72GB in size.

To quote: "The initial install size of Gran Turismo 5 on your PS3 HDD is going to be 6.4 GB. He also revealed that it takes about 40 minutes to install.

However, interestingly, he says that the game will continue to install and decompress data throughout the course of your playtime and the actual disk space taken by the game on your PS3 will be a lot more.

Kindly note that this installation is optional and you can play the game without doing this. It only requires 256 MB of your HDD if you decide against doing it but it's highly recommended that you do if you plan on spending days with the game like we do."

Gran Turismo 5 Has an Optional 40-Minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD Install

Gran Turismo 5 Has an Optional 40-Minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD Install

Gran Turismo 5 Has an Optional 40-Minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD Install

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#20 - PS4 News - November 20, 2010 // 10:01 am
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I moved the GT5 PS3 JailBreak posts in the ongoing thread here guys:

#19 - SwordOfWar - November 18, 2010 // 8:16 pm
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I've noticed no loading performance loss even with forced hdd install rips compared to loading from bd.

#18 - hacked2123 - November 18, 2010 // 5:58 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by saar View Post
Only installation may take longer time (but i don't think that HDD is slower than BD, even HDD to HDD copying). Launching and playing won't be slower. It will be even faster because HDD seeking is faster than BD.

The only disadvantage is wasted HDD space. But if somebody want to reduce wasted space, then it's possible to delete original files from BD rip after installation. I've did it some time ago, and most games were working after this cleanup

What I was trying to say is HDD Seek + BD Seek is ideal, using all of its available bandwidth. If you have it on a backup manager, and you install it to the HDD from in game, it will be loading the backup manager HDD data as well as the in-game install data, slowing things down significantly.

HDD Seek + HDD Seek is slower, and more strenuous than HDD Seek alone.

#17 - crazelunatic - November 18, 2010 // 5:36 pm
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one thing that irks me about backup managers is that you must perform certain ps3 data hdd installs in addition to ripping the game to the internal/external hdd

#16 - JayKay77 - November 18, 2010 // 2:41 pm
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Fallout New Vegas has a non optional 4.6 gig install. So what?

#15 - mick711 - November 18, 2010 // 2:39 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Mitsurain View Post
initial install to HDD is 6.4 GB. Full dump size?

Probably 4 years for make a game with 6.4 GB files

But 40 minute for put the game on hard drive for dump Dirt1 6.2 GB 11 minutes so it's for destroy BD Drive ?

It's not a full game install so SONY don't understand that gamer like

#14 - solrac1974 - November 18, 2010 // 2:00 pm
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6.4 GB is nothing compared to other backps we have on our HDDs, and I have 500 GB waiting to be used for any game that needs internal installation.

#13 - B4rtj4h - November 18, 2010 // 10:34 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hazzyhaz View Post
all 40gb's of this goodness will be on my hdd with no optional install anyway (HERE'S HOPING)

LOL at the people with a 40GB PS3.

#12 - oVERSoLDiER - November 18, 2010 // 8:08 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Mitsurain View Post
initial install to HDD is 6.4 GB. Full dump size?

The whole disc with multi language will be something around 40 GB's (rumors).

#11 - IbizaCupra - November 18, 2010 // 8:08 am
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come on people lets not be pessimistics.

We will be able to play gt5 as long as nfs hot pursuit very soon!