GTA V: USB Stick Installation on XBOX 360 solved
Rockstar Games launched GTA V for XBOX 360 with two discs – Disc 1 and Disc 2. The first disc has to be used for a one-time mandatory installation and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. While you have the option to install the Game Data on Disc 1 to the Internal Hard Drive or an external USB Stick, Rockstar Games recommends against installing it on the Internal HDD as it creates performance issues. This is where Digital Foundry came up with a solution which is installing Disc 1 Data to the Hard Drive and moving Disc 2’s content to an external USB Stick. This has been reported to make the performance smoother.
Rockstar recommends a 16 GB USB 2.0 Stick with at least 8 GB free memory and 15 mbps read speed. The same goes for Digital Foundry’s solution. Anyways, you can also use a better USB stick. A better stick will only get you better performance.
Anyways, here’s Rockstar’s announcement:-
For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.
This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance.