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Constant hard drive access with RXP new GNS..

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Hi,The new RXP GNS WAAS uses the Garmin 32 bit trainer. As I understand it, the trainer memory is constantly updated drawing data from the FSX hard drive. This isn't an RXP issue, but the design of the trainer. Jean-Luc is well aware of the issue and may have a trick or two up his sleeve to move the trainer memory to a USB drive, as an example. As soon as the Garmin 430/530 power is switched on, my hardrive access light goes solid. It will remain that way until either I turn off the Garmin unit or exit FSX. How much of a concern should I have for continuous disc access for modern hard drive equipment? I fly several hours a day and have gotten to the point where I cover over the disc access light while using the Garmin's. LOL. Is it a needless concern or should I limit my time using the Garmin's until an alternate method of simulating trainer memory is offered?Thanks in advance.. Bob

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Bob,All hard discs in use will fail sooner or laiter. That's for sure. Using a modern OS and FSX, will put a frequent and heavy load on your disk(s). I don't think that this constant use during your FSX/RXP sessions will have any noticeable impact on when the disc will crash. It might fail in a couple of hours or 2012. Who knows?I have suffered two crashes and learned my lesson. I've a network 1TB backup disc, where I've got backups of all downloaded add ons. A pristine backup of FSX SP2. A backup of the current FSX installation. Backups of all important data, including emails.Ulf B

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