Should I install Xbox 360 games to my hard drive?
I am playing the game Batman: Arkham City, and I am considering installing it to my hard drive.
Should I do it or not? It seems risky to my Xbox 360.
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There's very little risk to either your game disc or your hard drive if you install a disc-based game to the Xbox 360's hard drive.
If the disc has issues (ie, scratches or is defective in spots) it is possible that the install will fail, but it is unlikely that the install will cause these issues. Installing to the hard drive actually causes less wear to the disc in the long run.
Similarly, the hard drive in the Xbox 360 is designed to be read and written many, many times over, and copying the game data to the drive does not cause any undue wear to it. If the drive is having issues, it's possible that installing the game will expose these issues, but again, it's not any more likely to cause issues than any other use of the drive.