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Option to Completely Install Every Game to HDD.

Idea 8690 | Posted in , by | March 24, 2010

You would still need the drive in the PS3 to start the game. (to prevent piracy) and it would save the bluray laser..



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Flamfas984  |  July 31st, 2010 at 2:15 pm

The 360 can do it, why can’t the PS3?



HellCaBor  |  August 30th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

xbox 360 have it…jailbreak have it…why Sony PS3 don´t?
The truth is that the constant access to Bluray disc, “stress” the Bluray Drive lens, contributing decisively to the shortening of the lifetime of the Drive Bluray, even leading to its breakdown.Also the constant access to the disk, causes lag and crashes on the fluidity of games


djsiegfried  |  September 18th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

this is the best idea! Awesome
everybody vote for this option!!


brodixhun  |  September 18th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

That would be really great if it was voted.




eric_018  |  October 7th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

It would be nice,great idea!!


netbean  |  October 12th, 2010 at 10:51 am

I think this is a great idea! having an option to install games that involve constant disc reading (like texture streaming) would prolong the disc drives lifespan and reduce load times! I can’t understand why sony/game developers in general don’t include this option. the xbox does, so why not the ps3? I really hope the next update will include this feature


Shruggy  |  November 2nd, 2010 at 9:20 am

This is a brilliant idea! and I’ll tell you why…

Firstly the load times will be faster and a hard drive unlike the laser is a standard universal product which can be bought anywhere and fitted in the PS3 and costs much less. Plus its much more reliable.

It costs over $50 to buy a new PS3 laser which only lasts about a year on the 60GB model whereas for $50 you could buy a 1TB hard drive and 3.5″ adapter which will last decades!

With the 320GB slim now out that’s already 6 games you could fit on it if they were 50GB each. Dual layer disks is all the PS3 can handle so 50GB is the max for this generation of console.

Also no one is saying to install all your games! you could just do the ones you are currently playing the most then delete them when something new comes along (you could still play from disk anytime you want).

Basically if xbox can offer it I don’t see why Sony can’t. HDD space might have been an issue back in 2006 but this is now 2010! Just have it verify the disk initially from the BR drive and then run the game from the hard drive.

To me this idea is a no brainer, they already offer full PS3 titles on PSN which run off the HDD so whats the problem?


Shruggy  |  November 2nd, 2010 at 9:22 am

Oh and I forgot to mention, if your not going to pay the $50 to fix the laser yourself you would pay Sony over $180 to have a service and only get a 3 month warranty!

With $180 bucks you could buy an excellent hard drive and it would have a year and in some cases a lifetime warranty!


madhi19  |  November 8th, 2010 at 6:48 am

I would not worry too much about the size of Game on BD. The average is bellow 10GB but they write many copies on the same disk to speed up seek time. Since Dev console already have that it should not be too hard to come up with a disk protection version. And it would remove one reason for peoples to try to hack their hardware.


mfdestruction2a  |  February 1st, 2011 at 2:02 am

The repair for the laser lens is surprisingly easy. There are tons of youtube videos to replace it and i found a new one online for 50 bucks. Save yourself $100+ and you get some satisfaction that YOU fixed it. Back to post- serialize every disk and unfortunately, do it like steam or whatever. sucks for people who play exclusively offline.


MJoniaux  |  March 2nd, 2011 at 1:18 am



AricHAssasin25  |  May 21st, 2011 at 6:50 pm

The Ps3 already does this automatically check under Game>Game Data Utility
It is done to reduce loading time


cplan40  |  February 17th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

First off, even when the PS3 does download a game to the harddrive it is only a partial install and is only available on some games. that being said this is a great Idea. It should be top of Sony’s to do list.

Second, some of the largest games out there, like mass effect 2, still only use up 14GB on a full install. don’t believe me, check it out on the Playstation store. that means you could install up to 50 games on an upgraded 750GB HDD. they’re going on Amazon right now for $106

another option could be all Blu-ray based games being made available through XMB Store. and I mean all of them. everything from Resistance:fall of Man to the upcoming stuff. its time for playstation to lead the way towards disk free gaming.



seti18  |  April 15th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I wholeheartedly agree. Fully installing games to our HDDs (and for some fortunate PS3 players, SSDs would not only cut down on optical drive stress and noise, but would also alleviate issues with certain games with audio synchronization, texture-streaming, and other aspects of performance as well as cut down on loading times. Microsoft allow this with the 360, so Sony should allow this with the PS3… it would be an easy way to allow the PS3 to more effectively rival the 360 in performance and would gain some trust and brownie points from Sony’s consumer fanbase with no clear negative aspects. Sony, please allow it!


GhostCapt  |  October 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am

There should be an option to install your game to the hdd some how by using the game you purchased as a installing the game to the hdd you would still need to but the original dvd game in the bluray player to prove you have the disk but would use the hard drive to play .


pmanwarren123  |  January 20th, 2013 at 10:46 am

i vote but until they find a way to code the games we have they will never do it


g_r_a_e_y  |  April 27th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

This is actually very easy to do. Think of programs like alcohol 120% and daemon tools. The PS3 would simply make its own version of a Blu-ray “.iso” (with whatever formatting) on the HDD and read from that instead of the optical disc. The game software would not “know” the difference and game devs need make no adjustments whatsoever. All existing games would work with this feature.

To the comments about computers being slower when hard drives are fuller: The symptoms you’re seeing have to do with fragmentation or loss of space for page files, not the fact there is less free space. If a 300 page book has 150 empty pages it still takes as long to flip to page 76 as if all pages are filled.


GhostCapt  |  July 9th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I have been trying to get them to do this for the longest time wish they would get with the program.
Am all for a better ps3 experience .


GhostCapt  |  November 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Just read that all ps4 games will have to be installed on the HDD to play for a better game experience . I have been saying that for awhile about the ps3. Wish they would have an option to install for ps3.

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