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SOCOM: Confrontation Requires "At Least 3.1GB" Of HDD Space

If you were part of the beta over the past few weeks, you were probably super psyched for the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation today. And a sizable mandatory install won't deter you, now will it?

Maybe not, but the debate is once again making headlines all over the Internet, and many are starting to wonder, "how long will it take to download from the PSN?" Even if you pick up the retail version, all that data still needs to find its way to your PS3's hard drive, and if you have the old 20GB PS3 (unlikely, but we'll mention it for the sake of argument), you've quickly run out of space if you installed Devil May Cry 4, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, SOCOM: Confrontation, and a few more gems. If you check the back of the Confrontation box down at the store, it tells you to have "at least 3.1GB" of space free on the HDD, and while that may not affect anybody right now, something like this could prove problematic in the future. How many mandatory installs will there be, and will PS3 owners be forced to pick up a HDD expansion very soon? In all honesty, many owners will say it's not a huge issue, and not nearly as big as the anti-PS3, 360 loyalists claim. Picking up extra storage isn't an overly pricey endeavor, and let's not forget that we can always remove the installed data if we have no intention of playing a certain game again...

Anyway, just don't be surprised to see the "at least 3.1GB" message on SOCOM: Confrontation. Some of you may have been expecting it in the first place, but be prepared to see some backlash around the Internet. From our viewpoint, they've blown the situation way out of proportion, but the masses are tough to ignore.

Related Game(s): Socom: Confrontation

10/15/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (42 posts)

PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:06:48 PM
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Game server not running well right now lags diconnecting pop up all over again this server need a major fix

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kN3eLb4Z0d
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:06:55 PM
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My understanding is that they will be mandatory as long as Blu-ray speeds remain slow.

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:11:46 PM
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WTH?? I only have 4 GB left on my 200GB HDD

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souljah92
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:22:15 PM

damm....how much stuff do you have and what do you have??

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:02:33 PM

I dont even check mine. it depresses me...

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:26:19 PM

i have over 60 movies , a lot of music and games

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:49:51 PM

quit stuffing your 200 HDD with HD porn, we know you play those at night on your 60 plasma tv!

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WaR_HaWk
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:20:06 AM

first of all i watch porn on laptop, and I only have 32 inch HDTV

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snglbck26
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 8:49:49 AM

lol

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The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:20:41 PM
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I LIKE the game i think its good

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Kubanski_Ratnik
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:22:16 PM
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Suckers......I have a 400GB HDD in my PS3 and it only cost me $145 Australian dollars!!! Stop bitchin and go upgrade your PS3 HDD!!

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:39:50 PM

we would, but we're kinda poor! lol jk! But I have plenty of space on my HDD. No worries here!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:48:52 PM
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M$ fanboys will always complain that we have mandatory installs until it becomes mandatory on the Crashbox720 that is...

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End of line
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:54:42 PM
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Kinda off topic (sorry) but does anyone know if the PS3 supports 4500 RPM drives? I read somewhere it needs to be at least 5400 but I cant remember exactly.

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:01:43 PM

I'm not sure the PS3 hardware will support anything faster than a stock BD drive. I could be wrong of course, but (unlike an HDD) its a bit difficult to change out a BD drive, at least for the average consumer. That, and Sony has made it so you'd have to void your warranty to do it, and it seems like a fruitless venture.

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LightShow
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:58:49 PM
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good golly miss molly...

thats a lot...

and @Partizan, the vast majority of PS3 owners dont know that you CAN replace the HDD with a bigger one, much less actually perform the operation. If you can do it, cool.

AU$145 is a lot compared to the fact that people can complain for free.

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Swerve
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:26:28 AM
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My ps3 just crashed while trying to log into socom after loading the game to harddrive im getting the yellow light then it shuts down its a bummer oh and my game is stuck in there

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 4:29:03 PM

call sony

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:39:13 AM
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nah computer geek dot com have the Samsung SpinPoint 500GB SATA/300 5400RPM 8MB 2.5" HDD for $155.99

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 5:18:46 AM
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@ Lightshow

I meant the HDD drive but thanks anyway, im guessing it shouldnt matter.

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 7:34:05 AM
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can't wait 2 get this. but i wish it had single player aswell

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pavlovic
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 8:55:50 AM
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The download game is 2.8GB, less than Burnout Paradise and took me about 3 hours to download...

I replaced mi HDD for a 250GB for less than 100 USD. I have left about 140GB now.

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Skillz
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:13:58 AM
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I'm about to upgrade my ps3's harddrive to 250gigs. But, I know it will void my warranty. Does anyone know why it voids the warranty ? It's not being hacked or modded.

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:58:41 AM

Why would upgrading the HDD void your warranty?
It says you can do it right in the owners manual.

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RustEDalex
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:27:58 AM
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Just wait for the new 160GB ps3 and all problems solved

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Swavey
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:58:15 AM
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who said upgrading your hard drive voids your warrenty??? cause it doesn't. opening the machine up and messing with the BD, now that voids your warrenty.

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Skillz
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 10:10:41 AM
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I didn't know it says that you can do it in the manual.

I read that it in the official SCE blog. But that's a blog soooooo that isn't neccessarily true.

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 10:38:07 AM

The HDD is made to be upgraded. Goto your XMB on the PS3 and over to the right you'll see a question mark to click on to get the help manuals right from Sony that tells you how to change it.

You need a 2.5 inch SATA drive 5400rpm or 7200rpm made for laptops. Mine is a 250Gb WD Scorpio and it works great!

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pavlovic
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 11:58:25 AM

In the offcial PS blog (blog.us.playstation.com) you can see a guide to upgrade your HDD. And changing it doesn't void your warranty

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Skillz
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 2:19:34 PM
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Oh okay thanks I see it.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 3:25:26 PM
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I got a 250 gb HD for $80 at office depot. Dude compare that to $150 for 120gb for a HD on the M$ road. No complaints here...

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orangpelupa
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 9:30:38 PM
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upgrading HDD bring more problem if you have PSN videos downloaded.

like if you have Bounen no Xamdu / Xam'd lost memories anime episodes downloaded from PSN. you will loss it if you change your HDD.

its because there no "re-download" option in PSN video, you must purchase the episodes again :(

but if you call sony, they will allow you to download 1 more times.
so no luck if you want to upgrade hdd again :(

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:15 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:17 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:19 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:20 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:20 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:21 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:26 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:27 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:29 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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Draguss
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:32:30 PM
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Very simple solution, delete other installed games you don't plan on playing for a while.

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