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Advice upgrading SSD for FSX:SE

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I need to upgrade my SSD drive as my add-ons are quickly out growing the 120 GB I'm looking to go with 500 GB drive (or close to) but have a question about transferring data;

 

I plan to transfer the contents of my existing SSD to a folder on my Desktop HD. Then I will install the new, larger SSD ensuring the replacement takes on the same drive name as the previous. Then I will transfer the folder back to the new drive.

 

Will this work? I'm thinking FSX won't have any problems recognizing the data on the new drive as long as the drive name stays the same? Or, is there something or some step I'm missing that will complicate the change?

 

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Will this work?

Yes, but.

 

If you have space/cables to install the new SSD drive then:

You don't need a 2 step copy process.

 

1.- Install the new SSD drive, and let whatever letter is assigned. (Make sure it is initialized and working)

2.- Copy the whole content of your older SSD to the new drive. (Turn off)

3.- Remove the old drive (Reboot)

4.- Assign whatever your old drive letter was to the new drive.

    (You can do this in Disk Management -> Change Drive Letter)

    (Don't start Steam or any other app until you have done step 4)

5.- Fly, FSX won't even know what happened.

 

If you can afford some extra money, go for a 1TB SSD.

 

Cheers

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If you have space/cables to install the new SSD drive then:

You don't need a 2 step copy process.

 

1.- Install the new SSD drive, and let whatever letter is assigned.

2.- Copy the whole content of your older SSD to the new drive. (Turn off)

3.- Remove the old drive (Reboot)

4.- Assign whatever your old drive letter was to the new drive.

     /( You can do this in Disk Management -> Change Drive Letter)

 

(Don't start any app until you have done step 4)

 

If you can afford some extra money, go for a 1TB SSD.

 

Cheers

Thanks for the insight! Unfortunately, I'm not sure there are additional cable to install new drive without having to remove the old. Hopefully there is (on vacation not home to open the cpu). If so, I will follow you advice!

 

Yeah, haven't spent as much on vacation as planned, hence the new SSD plan. However, 1TB SSD is a bit over the budget even still. Maybe I can skip a few rum punches and make it happen. We'll see?!?! Thanks

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Enjoy your vacation.

 

Just for the transfer purpose, you can disconnect the CD drive if you have one and has the same connectors.

Then reconnect the CD after you assign the drive letter to the new SSD drive.

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Enjoy your vacation.

 

Just for the transfer purpose, you can disconnect the CD drive if you have one and has the same connectors.

Then reconnect the CD after you assign the drive letter to the new SSD drive.

Good point, I wasn't aware that could be done! Even better...

 

Thanks

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Just buy an imaging program and in the process you can copy the image to the new drive and have it expand to the full new larger hard drive size.

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