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jetsmell

Which is the best drive to use for FSX ?

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Look's like I have to do a system recovery. Since I'm starting clean I'm wondering which drive to use for FSX. I have the C Drive, E Drive 250 gb ,The F drive which is a WD External hard drive 1tb. I'm thinking using the F Drive exclusively for FSX and maybe putting everything Mega Earth on the E drive. I have a ton of payware scenery and aircraft. If God forbid , I have to do a recovery down the road, putting most of the FSX downloads on the external hard drive could be an extra bonus.

 

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You'll want to use the fastest drive as FSX is constantly loading scenery while you fly. That would rule out the external drive as USB has a much slower transfer rate than SATA, which your internal drives likely use. 

 

In your case I would install the system on C: and FSX on E:, along with all your scenery. Then use F: for backup and storage, ie - all your downloads and install programs. 

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I agree, FSX on the fastest drive and it is best if that is also the C: drive.  External drive data transfer is usually far too slow for good FSX performance.

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