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Neophyte i just wanna know whats the use of the hard disc? whats the difference of a 40gb to a 80gb?

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    ciphergambit Jan 29, 2008

    i would also like to know whats the use of the hard disc

  • ciphergambit
    ciphergambit Jan 29, 2008

    how big would a game data of a certain game will occupy the hard disc?

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There's more differences though. The 40 GB doesn't have Wi-FI, a card reader, only 2 USB ports.
The internal harddrive is used by games for storing game data. Allowing the games to load faster but also allowing more content due to updates on PSN. The game file stored on the drive can also be updated with patches for unstable games or add features.

I hope this explains the difference. Note that the 80 GB version is only available in Japan or the United States. In Europe there's still the 60 GB version but it hard to get one. Soon it will be fully replaced by a 80 GB version or more (rumor has it a 120/160 GB version will come) and it will have Dual Shock 3 controllers instead of Sixaxis.

If you want to know the difference, please ask.
I consider myself a Sony PlayStation expert since I have all and really am interested in it's hardware and accesoiries.

Please rate.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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    Pascal Willemen Jan 30, 2008

    That really depends on the game itself. I don't thinks there's an actual guideline on that one.



    I have the following games:
    - Resistance: Fall of Man (uses: 185 MB)
    - Folklore (uses: 1128 MB, and another file of 28 MB)
    - The Darkness (uses: nothing, doesn't install)
    - Assassin's Creed (uses: 1370 MB)

    So as you can see, it quite varies a bit. Most games (not just based on my experience) uses up to about 1 GB - 2 GB's.

    But note that, not every game needs to be installed. In some cases the difference in loading speeds etc. is minimal.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Greetings,

    DarkNeogen.

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Besides the obvious size difference of being able to store more information on it, the difference is that the 80gb console is backwards compatibility out of the box with 70% of the ps2 games and with the proper updates the 80gb console can be 98% compatible with ps2 games. The 40gb console isn't compatible with any ps2 games. Hope this helps.

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