Do I need a hard drive to play SSF4?

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#1

Hi. I want to buy an XBOX360 to play SSF4. Do I need to buy a version with a hard drive or does the arcade console with its 256mb internal storage suffice? I’d like to play some arcade games as well, like Mega Man 9/10, Ikaruga and some other “small” but challenging arcade-type games(any suggestions?), but that’s it.

Besides that, out of curiousity, would not having a hard disk prevent me from playing some games altogether?

Thanks


#2

I’d go for one with a HDD, in the end that 256mb internal memory is going to be filled with system updates alone. Ikaruga for example is around 50mb in size, while Mega Man 9 is around 90mb. It quickly adds up.
Besides if you’re getting it to play SSFIV I would definitely want the HDD in order to install the game, just to get rid of the horrible noise it makes from constantly spinning that disc around.


#3

I’m not positive but I think with the newest update you can use a flash drive. Sorry I havent tested it being that my xbox is broken.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3178666


#4

no man you dont need one


#5

the 256mb internal storage is totally fine for all games… if you want to install the game… then you need the hard drive.


#6

you’ll need it to DL content i guess :slight_smile:


#7

If u dun intend to fill it up, a arcade unit is fine, and as of now I think the games that require a harddrive can be counted on 1 hard. (i only remember FFXI was one of them)
However, the 256mb internal is pitifully little (and those harddrives are really overpriced, unless u buy a 3rd party/hacked one).

So i would strongly suggest u buy a flashdrive(4-16gb) solely for the xbox use.
U can use the flashdrive to store DLC, demos and stuff, and its also much cheaper than a xbox harddrive (or the defunct memory unit)
A 16gb one would be a very good substitute for a harddrive, and u can use up to 2 at once for 32gb of storage, or buy a harddrive at a later date if u really need one.

Oh i forgot, u can install the game to the flash drive (if its more 8G or more, due to the game taking up 4 plus gigs or so i think), which boosts the loading time to virtually none and save ur discs from spinning (and creating a hell lot of noise), so u will want to do this!