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What is 1TB these days?

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I find it so hard to remember what it was like when 20,40 or 60 GB HDD was a massive deal, a few years ago that was x hundred amount of movies, x thousands songs and x million of pictures. plus your sim and OS.

Now im running 4.5TB on 4 SSD's back in 2016 that was 1TB for P3D, 1TB for Xplane 11, 1TB for work and the rest for odd games and OS, I have no movies because of streaming and i can hold all my downloaded movies on my tablet, no music because of spotify and apple music and all pictures are stored in the cloud and backed up again to my 4TB Home cloud, yet im running out of space rapidly 

Thats why i am on Amazon looking at 14TB old style spinning HDD, it feels somewhat like going "back to the future" so much for me in 2016 saying SSD all the way

My Basic question which really didn't need the above preamble is will i regret going back to 7200rpm spinning disks for simming, my plan is to Move x-plane to the 14TB and dedicate two TBs for P3D, i have 1GB Fiber to my home so im not allowing much space for MSFS as i doubt ill need to cache too much area on my machine.

If this sounds more like an xplane issue then a hardware question i ask the mods to move it to where they think best


Stephen

Asus Z170 Deluxe, 32 GB DDR4 Dominator Platinum, i7 6700k mild overclock, GTX Titan ( Pascal ) Win10

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If you only store scenery on a mechanical hard drive the effect will be the following:

1) initial sim load time will only increase when a scenery index is necessary

2) scenario load time will increase

3) frame rate and scenery tile loading will NOT be affected in flight

 

So basically if you're ok with loading times going up then you won't see much impact from using an HDD for scenery.

Now, I wouldn't recommend you move the sims themselves off the SSD(s) and onto the spinning disk as that changes the behavior outlined in #1 - initial sim loading time will also take longer.  

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I just think "regular" SSD's are so cheap now that why not go with a 1GB 860 Evo?

edit: Hehe on par with the conversation that would be a 1TB drive lol!

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| i7 4790K@4.4GHz | 32GB RAM | EVGA GTX 1080Ti | ASUS Z97-Pro | 1TB 860 Evo | 500GB 840 Evo Win10 Pro | 1TB Samsung 7200rpm | Seasonic X750W |

 

 

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