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Greetings all,I am sorry if this has been asked before but a friend just gave me his copy of FSx and I wanted to try it out.Can it be installed on the same drive as my fs9 folder or will it cause a conflict?Best regardsAndrew

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Hi Andrew,Been using both FS9 and FSX on same drive since FSX came out. Starting using FS9 on my master drive © but later had to move it over to a new USB drive for extra space. FS9 and FSX are now on my USB drive and working with no problems or conflicts. Since I still use both a word of caution ..you need to be careful not to install any addons to wrong simulator. Regards,Carl

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Hi Carl,Carl, in using your USB drive, have you noticed any stutters or delays when FS9 or FSX is updating and reading from the drive?I was wondering this as I also have one---500GB and had wanted to offload the same as you.Thanks,Mitch

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Mitch,I am using a USB 2.0, Maxtor-300gig, 16mb cache/7200rpm. It is about one year old so there may be some better ones available now. You need at least a 7200rpm and good cache. I have not noticed any stutters. On occasion there will be minor delay (~1sec) when loading some complicated scenery. I do not think that has anything to do with both sims on the same drive but your computer hardware. Carl

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