Xbox Series X isn't any quicker at installing games from discs

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  1. Calliers

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    Most of the discourse around the Xbox Series X has been what it can do faster than the Xbox One. Its PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD means that it's capable of performing loading and transfer tasks quicker than console players are used to. For instance, the breakdown of file transfer times demonstrates nicely what kind of speed we're dealing with.

    Here's an area where Xbox Series X hasn't improved: When installing from a disc. According to GamesRadar+'s preview coverage of the new Xbox, its disc installation times are almost identical to last-gen. The example given is that Titanfall 2 took about 35 minutes to install.
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    why would it install any faster.... the optical media just can't go any faster without a major format change. My gaud people are idiots....

    I mean shit, a normal CD-Rom disk often maxes out at 2.5-6MB/s transfers.... dvds you're lucky to see much above 15MB/s

    blurays it's about 30-40MB/s under the most insanely ideal conditions but that's if it's a single track with a large file in all the above examples. When you have individual files, things plummet to as much as 1/10th or even slower their peak speeds.
     
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    I imagine the same article will pop up soon about the PS5 but as Judas said until the speed of Bluray players improves the install times wont.
     
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    the bluray players or optical disks are already at their maximum, you literally need to design an entirely different optical format, something that supersedes the bluray standard. But there isn't any point to it, optical media has ran it's course, it's far cheaper and easier to simply utilize flash media. In fact the last time i saw anything about a new form of media for consoles of any sort, it was talking about going back to cartridges again because it can use a modified variation of the usb standard or even thunderbolt in order to transfer enough data quickly enough because there is utterly no cost effective way to build a new universal standard of optical disk to do it, too many moving parts.

    It's like the idiots that think that they are going to get much more out of spinning rust (hard drives)... even with their massive sizes these days, peak average speeds haven't really arguably moved for the best drives. Sure you can find some breaking 200MB/s sustain for large files, but these are outliers. It doesn't matter what drive manufacturers do, they just can't fight physics without ballooning costs and sizes of drives unrealistically, and plugging a modern SATA HDD into a ps5/xbox series x and bitching that nothing changed is incredibly foolish, makes the one making an obvious statement with the framing that somehow it's those consoles fault (or hell a modern computer's fault) a complete imbicile. Flash media or solid state methods are the only known method in which to progress in terms of both speed and size in the future.
     
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    It made sense that M$ put Windows 10 on a flalsh drive, like you say @Judas it makes sense for games to go back to cartridges with flash media in them.

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