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New 256Gb SSD + 1Tb HD for FSX

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Hello All,

 

I purchased a 256Gb Samsung SSD over the weekend with the main purpose to run both the OS and FSX on. I also have a number of VFR scenery addons, REX + numerous planes which I would also like to add.

 

However, given how much space this all takes I'm not sure how best to proceed, the aim though is to make both the load times & scenery load times as quick as possible.

 

With the above in mind should I install everything onto the SSD or, leave the FSX installation on the SSD but install the VFR scenery onto the 1Tb HD (a Samsung F3)?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

James

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With the above in mind should I install everything onto the SSD or, leave the FSX installation on the SSD but install the VFR scenery onto the 1Tb HD (a Samsung F3)?

 

Personally, I would use this method. Save the SSD for other smaller add-ons like aircraft.


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I have the same disk setup as you. Everything went on the SSD, including OS, FSX, REX and many many add-ons. I'm sitting at about 175GB used. When prices come down, I'll get another SSD. The HDD just stores a Win7 backup image of my SSD and all my installers. Load times are great.

 

At minimum, I would install everything FSX onto the SSD, and perhaps leave the OS on your HDD


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If I were you, I would put only the FSX in SSD.,

 

Partition the 1TB and put the OS in part and the big photo sceneries if you have in the second part of the HD.

 

All the small addon sceneries like airport addons, and most often flown areas like Megascenery So cal, including all of the Orbx goes in the SSD.

 

Once the Windows is started...who cares how fast the OS loads. How many times a day do you boot up? So why give up SSD for the the OS? Although I have a seperate 128 SSD for my OS. If I had just one SSD, I would relegate the OS to the HD.

 

 

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Yea, those SSD's get eaten up fast what with typical payware airport add-ons running close to 1GB each and not to mention photoreal scenery. I have 20GB left on my 256GB SSD. This is after moving most of my add-ons over to a 500GB WV Velop drive. That's been working out rather well but I am think about upping my FSX 256 to a 512. Oh gawd... the madness of it all!

 

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I'm using a Dual SSD setup my 256 has the OS and FSX on it and Buy.com had there 128 's on sale for $93 so i have all my scenery on the

128 using Junctions, I don't have a Ton of addons so i still have quite abit of space left but it doesn't take much to fill up a SSD for sure.

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Hello All,

 

I purchased a 256Gb Samsung SSD over the weekend with the main purpose to run both the OS and FSX on. I also have a number of VFR scenery addons, REX + numerous planes which I would also like to add.

 

However, given how much space this all takes I'm not sure how best to proceed, the aim though is to make both the load times & scenery load times as quick as possible.

 

With the above in mind should I install everything onto the SSD or, leave the FSX installation on the SSD but install the VFR scenery onto the 1Tb HD (a Samsung F3)?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

James

 

All this is making me want to upgrade! I swore I would wait til Haswell, and I hope I will, but I know for one I had decided a 500Gb SSD is where we will go, w/ everything on one drive. Makes for easy total system clone/images. I have so many HDDs laying around we will save them for data only.


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Thank you for the many responses.

 

There seem to be a variety of options and I guess it comes down to what works best for you.

  1. Put FSX & small add-on's onto the SSD. Large add-on's + the OS onto the hard drive.
  2. Put FSX & all add-on's + the OS onto the SSD. Anything else (e.g. other games etc.) onto the hard drive.
  3. Put FSX & all add-on's onto the SSD and put the OS onto the hard drive.

It sounds as though 256Gb is the smallest SSD you should look at IF you're a fan of FSX. I think I'll go with option 2 for now and see how I get on (although putting the OS on the hard drive makes a lot of sense too, but I'm seeing a 25 second speed saving booting up with the SSD though).

 

Thanks again,

 

James

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For well over a year, I've successly used a small ssd for the OS and a 220 gig ssd for FSX. I strongly recommend this setup. If you need lots of space go with the Vrap 600gig for FSX.

 

This IMO is the best option for FSX.

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For well over a year, I've successly used a small ssd for the OS and a 220 gig ssd for FSX. I strongly recommend this setup. If you need lots of space go with the Vrap 600gig for FSX.

 

This IMO is the best option for FSX.

 

What is the rationale for OS & FSX on separate SSD's? I could see this for HDDs, but why SSD's, esp SATA 3 SSD? I am sure attracted to going back to one for imaging/cloning reasons. I'd love to hear from someone who has tried both approaches to see if there really is an issue w/ competing read requests using a fast SATA 3 SSD.


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What is the rationale for OS & FSX on separate SSD's? I could see this for HDDs, but why SSD's, esp SATA 3 SSD? I am sure attracted to going back to one for imaging/cloning reasons. I'd love to hear from someone who has tried both approaches to see if there really is an issue w/ competing read requests using a fast SATA 3 SSD.

The only thing that I can think of is that it will save you time if you need to get a bigger drive. All you have to do is copy and paste old drive to new drive.

 

You can certainly try the just one drive option. In the past I tried the one SSD option and noticed slower loading times. I don't have the numbers to prove it, but I have been using two drives I'm happy with the performance.

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