DF writes: "Installing an SSD flash drive to your PlayStation 3 can radically cut down the loading times in Polyphony Digital's PS3 magnum opus, Gran Turismo 5."
Lol I'd rather keep my $30 250GB HDD than spending $150 (for example) on a decent 32GB SSD HDD...
Yeah... Besides, the standard load times on my 80Gig are about 15 o 30(MAX!) sec when installed on the HDD, so pretty much I've never gotten frustrated at all.
just log off PSN but its not as slow as it used to be when the game first came out so idk
Maybe I'm different but I don't find loadings long. I always read cars I'll be racing with and loading's done short moment later.
Good tip to gamers
Such a difference is to be expected.. but say if you were to go online, wouldn't you just be sitting waiting whilst everyone elses game was still loading? That'd get annoying.
it already happens in lot of games. for example i load quite fast in wipeout HD and i have to wait for others to finish loading. And it's not that annoying IMO
godanm. is it really that big of a deal. just do the install and it wont be that bad
"Installing an SSD flash drive to your PlayStation 3" LMAO What's next? Watercooling the entire console?
That has actually already been done, lol. http://www.blogcdn.com/www....
Oh great! XD
I have a standard Slim 320GB and my track load times seem to sit in the middle between their SSD and HDD times. Maybe they should have been more thorough with their test approach and included a fast 7200rpm 320GB drive (Seagate Momentus 7200.4 / WD Scorpio Black) and one of the latest with flash/Hybrid HDD's. You don't watercool??? mine never leaves the bath lol
Yeah my 500GB hdd is 7200rpm, everything loads fast :P
...the load times aren't really that bad lol certainly don't warrant throwing money at that's for sure.
Expensive upgrade to perform. I will stick with the current load times, they don't bother me that much.
Load time! not a worry for me either, some an use help though
It could be worth doing in a few years when the price comes way down to what HDD's are now. But for the moment, unless you've plenty of money, theres no need for a SSD. The load times aren't bad at all. I do the same as someone above, read all my competitors car details scrolling at top of screen, when they have gone by loading has done.
hmm keep my $60 320GB and longer loading times or spend $250 for a 120GB SSD and shave of some seconds...not a very difficult choice. Still nice to see for those who can or are willing to do it.
lol a decent SSD HDD with a decent size to do what his thinking would cost you 2 ps3. ps wouldnt doing this also void your warranty?
Nope to voiding warranty
I've been putting some time into this one over the last week and am suprised by how -- Not bad it is. I was wrong about it. I dismissed it as little more than a racing game and that was wrong. This is a damn fine game once you jump into it. It seems daunting at first and it seems like you're getting nowhere or that you really don't have an option to pick the car you want at the start of the game but as I just reached level 10, the game is really opening up to me. GT5 is easily the best racer I've ever played. It's damn good. The graphics, presentation -- All of it. Even these absurd pics of the non premium cars are a joke. None of the cars look like that on my set up. Every car, even the non premium ones, are handled with amazing detail. GT5, I am sorry. This is a quality product.
Hate doing the licenses cus of the loading times
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