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I have everything related to FSX on my ( E ) Drive. It has 213 GB free of 931 GB. I was told with a SSD you can fill it up without affecting performance.

Also, would it be possible to download or copy FSX add ons onto my WD external  drive ( F ) that has 1.15 TB free of 1.36 TB ? Thanks in advance.

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I've heard the same thing about SSDs, however, I noticed that benchmarks (e.g. HD Tune) show otherwise. But, a benchmark is a benchmark and, to be honest, I've never noticed an impact on real-world performance as the drive fills up.

 

I assume the second part of your question pertains to installers and such? If so, absolutely: I have a dedicated drive that houses all of my installers, registration information, config files, settings notes, etc. If, on the other hand, you're talking about installing addons to a different drive, it will depend on the addon. Almost all scenery can be installed anywhere so long as it's correctly linked in the scenery library (I've only installed FS Global 2010 once; I just relink it any time I do a reinstall). Aircraft and utilities... perhaps not, since it's likely they'll need to be installed in the actual FSX installation.

 

Hope this helps.

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The only advantage of an SSD for FSX/P3D/X-Plane, is faster loading times. It does not affect performance during in-game. If you install Windows on it, it will speed up the amount of time for your system to load. That's about it. I have an SSD (256GB) for my Windows 7 installation and a 500GB SSD for my FSX/P3D installations. Many of my addons, like photoscenery are still on other HDD's and, when possible, I try to install my addons to a HDD rather than the SSD.

 

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