NBA 2K12 Hard Drive Loading Evaluation

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Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:00 am

With NBA 2K12 in hand the first thing to check on as always was loading times when playing from the disc up against those when installed to the Xbox 360 hard drive. 2K12 represents the largest install I’ve ever come across and possible to date on the 360 – it utilizes the new discs that have additional storage space and comes in at a massive 7.9 GB. Loading times in general are reasonable on the disc with the install doing little to improve on them though helping in fluidity of navigation. 

Install time- 13:50
Install size- 7.9 GB

Loading Times
Boot to main menu- 53 seconds disc vs 53 seconds HDD (No Change)
Load into quick game- 39 seconds disc vs 30 seconds HDD (9 seconds)
Load out of game to menu- 9 seconds disc vs 6 seconds HDD (3 seconds)
Load into My Player game - 41 seconds disc vs 39 seconds HDD (2 seconds)
Load into Saved Association- 11 seconds disc vs 10 seconds HDD (1 second)

A drastic improvement in loading times was unlikely given the base times were decent to begin with. What I’ve noticed it helps more is in menu navigation, where going back to the “home” screen requires a load – waits when moving to and from become largely unnoticed. Installing to the hard drive is recommended for the reduced noise and wear and tear put on the system in addition to any improvements seen in loading times.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously pasta, why do you keep doing this Hardrive Segment?   Nobody gives a damn about this.  Are you just struggling for content or do you actually think poeple give a rip about this.  I know I don’t and I never have.

    • Aol

      Seriously, daley7199, why do you copy and paste that same comment everytime.

    • cracker

      dude thats pretty fucking cold i think you should keep ur words to urself for now on

    • Craven Morehead

      Your behavior leaves me no choice but to install my rod into your sister and mother. I will report on the download times later.

    • Private Eyes 007

      well don’t read it and use all your time making a comment!!!!!

  • sheredia

    i find this interesting…..thanks, pasta.

  • http://twitter.com/mattdabearsfan Matthew Duncan

    STFU daley, you need to stay off this site because all you do is fucking bitch about his write ups but if you don’t like them then don’t fucking read them.

  • UntiltheNextRound

    You see it as pointless but other see it as attention to detail. Stop bitching you gnome!

  • Kenyang2010

    @daley7199:disqus um, I clicked your profile thing (I’m new to this)..and It seems like You prefer EA Sports when it comes to basketball games..im not judging you, but if you like EA so much, why do you insist on commenting on articles concerning 2Ksports? 

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