Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Tom Wright

Disk Space Requirement

Recommended Posts

Hi guys,

So, super excited about the launch of MSFS next month, and have pre ordered the Premium edition!

Was a little surprised by the seemingly huge disk space requirement that it lists in the minimum spec - 150GB!

I've done some cleaning up of my SSD and by the deletion of my old FSX install and quite a lot of other unnecessary software accumulated over the years I've got it to 152GB free...

I know everyone who's been part of the process is still under NDAs and stuff so obviously don't get yourself in trouble but I wondered if anyone knew if that listed 150GB is actually how big it is or if in reality it works out a little less than that? Or would it just be worth me buying another SSD to dedicate it?

Cheers

Tom


Kind Regards,

Tom Wright

 

Boeing777_Banner_Pilot.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think, you have to buy another SSD. For SSD is bad, if is used nearly to maximum capacity. For start, physical version with DVDs has 10 DL DVD (about 8,5GB), so minimum required space will be near 85GB. But some instalation data are compresssed, so real required space can be much more, than 85GB and you need some space for streaming scenery cache.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/18/2020 at 12:11 PM, ludekbrno said:

I think, you have to buy another SSD. For SSD is bad, if is used nearly to maximum capacity. For start, physical version with DVDs has 10 DL DVD (about 8,5GB), so minimum required space will be near 85GB. But some instalation data are compresssed, so real required space can be much more, than 85GB and you need some space for streaming scenery cache.

Cool, thanks! Just ordered a new 500GB Samsung 860 EVO so I can dedicate just for Flight Sim use. Should be all set to go!

  • Like 1

Kind Regards,

Tom Wright

 

Boeing777_Banner_Pilot.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I just ordered a 1TB SSD. I don't want to be caught short.  These things have a way of growing exponentially when the hi-def add-ons start to roll out.

Edited by odourboy

7700K@4.8 GHz - MSI Z270-A Pro - 4x8Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 @3000 MHz - ZOTAC GTX 1080 TI @1683 MHz - 58" Panasonic TC-58AX800U 4K - Saitek X-55 'Rhino', ProFlight Pedals - TrackIR 5 - W10 Home 64 - P3D v4 - XP11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still hope the installation path can be changed easily. My main SSD being really old does not even have 150 free gigs (by FAR), it doesn’t even have this total capacity. 😂 So I wonder if the „app“ will eventually install at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

One thing is disc space requirement when streaming online with max bandwith. Another matter altogether when doing offline mode with pre-cached high fidelity scenery. The space needed then would be much, much higher. 

Edited by Andreas Stangenes

Andreas Stangenes

http://www.youtube.com/user/krsans78
Add me on gamertag: Bullhorns78

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, badderjet said:

I still hope the installation path can be changed easily. My main SSD being really old does not even have 150 free gigs (by FAR), it doesn’t even have this total capacity. 😂 So I wonder if the „app“ will eventually install at all.

Yes that's a point, I hope so as I also won't be installing it on my system disk!


Kind Regards,

Tom Wright

 

Boeing777_Banner_Pilot.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Tom Wright said:

Yes that's a point, I hope so as I also won't be installing it on my system disk!

Or course I will upgrade the whole rig at a later point, but not on day one. I’d just like to see how (or actually, if at all) it would run on the old system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh that's nothing....AAA titles these days are massive.  I installed Modern Warfare and with multiplayer it's like over 300GB lol


|Ryan Butterworth|

| 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 |

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    28%
    $7,100.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...