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  1. I cloned my HDD with FSX to a new SSD. When I booted from the SSD everything seemed to work fine except FSX. Even P3D worked fine. FSX would put up the splash screen and then say that an error had occurred and stop. The event log didn't help much as no specific module was identified. I followed the recommendations in the CTD Guide and renamed my fsx.cfg. FSX launched and I could run the stock aircraft and a few I had installed. However, planes from Caranado, A2A, etc caused crashes. I have quite a bit of add on software and tweaks in my cfg. So now I've gotta figure out why my cfg won't run. Anyone have any idea why a cloned drive would have a problem like this? Thanks
  2. I switched to P3D from FSX since almost one year, when I decided to buy a new desktop completely dedicated to flightsim. I was used to run P3D from an HDD (Seagate Barracuda 2TB 64MB Cache 7200rpm SATA3) and I was pretty satisfied with the performances of the sim: I could flight my PMDGs at 35-40 fps average in cloudy weather but…I was tormented by microstutters (really micro, fractions of sec) especially on the ground, in payware airports with GSX services enabled (i.e. when parking distance meter kicked-in), during ASN/AS16 wx updates, sometimes in final before touchdown. I use to live with them since FSX and at the very end, I simply quit the struggle of having the sim 100% fluid. Last week, out of curiosity I decided to make the move: I got myself a new SSD (Samsung 850 Evo 1TB), cloned my HDD on it, changed drive letter and…O-M-G! Not only loading times practically zeroed, but also my nasty microstutters were gone. I was even used to have 1-2 sec black textures on the vehicle demo window in P3D scenario setting…gone for good. There’s also visible speed-up in the way the sim loads UTX terrain textures underneath, during flight at jet’s cruise levels. Not placebo here I’m afraid: completed several long flights without a single stutter, and sim’s smooth like silk, can’t believe it, eventually I made it, at least til next new addon install . My recommendation is, if you’re “one of the few” like I was, to run P3D from an HDD, before getting crazy with AM tweaks and Process Lasso settings, do yourself a big favor: clone your P3D drive on an SSD and maybe like me, you won’t be disappointed. Maybe everything above is obvious for the most, but I believe’s worth sharing it. Happy flying!
  3. PLease excuse me if this has been discussed before: I was just reading about the differences between the SLC and the MLC versions of the SSD drives and was just curious if anyone is running FSX on the much faster SLC drive?. I read that the the SLC uses a single cell to store data and in which case is able to access data much faster. The MLC uses multi level cells and looks at all the cells in order to access information, making it a bit slower than SLC's. Comparative differences are SLC are 10x faster; 3x faster sequential write and 30% more expensive than MLC. Either way, Im curious to know of any improved performances in FSX with this drive type or with any other high intensive software applications. I am currently running FSX on a dedicated more traditional MLC drive and have noticed improved performances over the standard HDD. Would love to get some info on the SLC drive type...Thanks in advance Troy
  4. Hello pilots,I was wondering if you can help me. I bought a Crucial M500 2.5" SSD 480GB and I want to setup FSX. I'm currently running FSX on my Win 7 Pc with 2 x 1TB Hard Drives RAID 0. I'm planning to run FSX and ADDONS on SSD and leave the OS on the HDD. 1.What are the steps and procedures, is there a step by step tutorial on how to config and setup? 2.Is it just a matter of plug and play since I don't intend to move OS or I need to go through BIOS Config in order for me to transfer FSX from HDD to SSD. 3.What would work best OS+FSX on SSD or separate them. Thanks in advance.. Best Regards LdeeFSx247
  5. I have finally gone and built up my new rig, fired it up...and can't wait to get all the goodies from Open Cockpits and Throttle Tek set up and running. But I am coming up on a slight problem. I have two Samsung 840 pro SSDs.... and I think I may have buggered up the install ... So ...before I go and install PMDG and all the ORBX and related stuff, I figured I'd stop here and find out why the second drive is not showing up in Windows? The system recognizes it in the hardware profile. and the Bios shows it. But I can't figure out how to access it to store files etc. Anyone have any idea where I am going wrong? Cheers JT
  6. Terence Pang

    Running out of space!

    My P3D is in my C drive SSD. But ORBX scenery used up nearly all spaces. Is there any method to put the ORBX products in D Drive HDD with the FTX Central? Thanks.
  7. Greetings! I am building a new PC. I have been away from Flight Sim for 3-4 years (pre Steam and pre p3d). My new build will be for FSX Steam, but I also do Photoshop and Video editing. I anticipate using FSX Steam, PDG 737, Orbix, Rex, most all of the goodies. I am guessing my system will be overkill for Flight Sim, but would like confirmation of that. I will be overclocking the CPU. This is my third build of a system. As I only build system every 4 years or so, I am going high end. I respect the contributors on AvSim and hope for some feedback. Thanks guys! This is my current wish list: CPU: Intel i7-6700 MSI Graphics Card GTX 980 gaming 4g ASUS ROG Maximus VIII HERO Motherboard 2 - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5 inch SSD G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 SDRAM EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX CPU Cooler Windows 10 Home 64 bit system builder OEM Don Maxwell
  8. Hi all, Tomorrow I get a m.2 Samsunbg 960 500GB. My current set up is two samsung 'regular' ssds. - 1TB and 512GB. Whats the best set up here? I was thinking m.2 Windows 10 /pictures/videos etc. 1TB SSd for Steam Games 500GB SSD for P3D. Or will i see significant boosts to performance by having the sim on the m.2 drive 6700k @ 4.5 GTX980ti Alex
  9. Hi guys. Yesterday I installed an SSD for the first time, transferring my FSX installation seamlessly across from it's previous home on one of my HDDs. The only installation issue was the device driver not installing properly, but a pc reset or two solved that and the subsequent much faster loading of FSX was very welcome. That was yesterday. Today my pc thinks it doesn't have an SSD, and no matter what I try to do, I can't get it to recognise it's new component. Any ideas? Nothing has changed since yesterday's installation - I haven't even put the side panel back on the case yet - and I can't see how anything could have changed in the software installation either. Any suggestions? I'm grounded until someone finds my SSD for me lol. Cheers, SkipperMac EDIT: Here's a thought - iTunes updated this morning and required a reset (pc wasn't turned off since yesterday). When it rebooted I noticed my desktop 'flying' icons had gone generic and FSX couldn't load ... hence discovering the SSD wasn't being recognised today. Could it be something to do with the iTunes update? Drivers messing about? :(
  10. Hi guys, I'm a complete SSD noob but have been given a 120GB SSD, which I've installed today and all is fine. I am wondering (flight sim wise) what to do with it next lol! I use P3Dv4, FSX:SE and XP11 but each of these sims currently sits at more than 120GB, so I don't have the option to place a full sim onto the SSD. So other than just using it for archive storage (installers, etc) I am wondering what you would recommend for putting it to good use? Should I install scenery to it? Photoscenery (which I use a lot of in XP11, and which currently totals 105GB) ? Any other creative uses that would take advantage of it? Many thanks in advance.
  11. Hi all, Just had a quick question - I have two Samsung SSD 840 EVOs. One for my OS and one for my FSX install. The SSD comes with the Samsung Magician software that offers a range of features. I was just wondering if anyone took advantage of these features to optimize their SSDs? I'm looking at the Perfomance Optimization, OS Optimization, Over Provisioning, and RAPID mode features. I wouldn't be totally honest if I said I knew what all those features did. Just wanted to see what other flight-simmers/PC users have done. Also, on a related-note: every time I boot my PC and log in, I get a message basically saying Samsung Magician needs Admin rights in order to run and I should relaunch the application with admin rights. For security, I run as a standard user and have a separate Administrator profile when needed. Is there any way to keep Samsung Magician from running on startup? I've read from numerous places that it is not required to startup with Windows, however, it is not listed in the msconfig.exe Startup tab? Thank you for your help. As always, it is greatly appreciated!
  12. Hi All, I have a new build in progress with two SSD; one for Windows 8.1 and one for FSX, as recommended. On which SSD should I install the Saitek X-55? Hope this question is in the right place, and if it's already been answered, greatly appreciate someone pointing me to it. Thanks!
  13. I am looking for a good way to back up my PC's. I have 5 PC's (4 running W7-64 one W8-64) a Windows Home Server with 4 TB of space and a 2TB NAS (primarily for photos). I have been using ReadyVault NAS but for some reason on my FS box the engine keeps failing. ReadyNAS Vault is a free version of Geni9, which I like as it saves previous versions of the file but I am concerned if I move up to their Comprehensive Backup software I will have the same issue with the engine failing. I would like something that does incremental versioning and back-ups. automated, and it needs to be able to save to a networked location. Any thoughts on what would be a good (and reasonably priced) solution? Thanks Kevin
  14. As you may see in my specs, my laptop is not exactly a good one; however, is what I've got for FS2004. After a friend told me what he did to his 2008 Dell laptop, I'm thinking about replacing my DVD drive with an SSD (I've only used my drive 6 times in 4 years). The caveat: somehow Toshiba disabled SATA3 for my laptop, with no solution in sight, so I'm stuck with SATA2 (half of SATA3 speeds). My budget is a modest one; in the US I think I may be getting all what I need (SSD + ODD caddy) for less than USD 80. Currently, my laptop has a 640 GB 5400 rpm HDD. Taking all this into mind, do you think is it worthwhile?
  15. I've just fitted SSD's to hold my FS-X installation and thought I would share the experience. First of all I put in one 240G SSD to hold my FS-X system then later installed a second SSD in to take the OS and other software. The final figures after installing both SSD's are in bold. Starting the program to appearance of the free flight menu: was 45 secs, with one SSD 22 secs, with 2xSSD : 26 secs Loading the aircraft choice screen from the free flight menu: was 25 secs, with one SSD 13 secs, with 2xSSD : 11 secs Loading a flight from the free flight menu to sitting in the cockpit: was 4 minutes 30 secs, with one SSD 3 minutes, with 2xSSD : 1minute 24 secs Certainly a big improvement in load to cockpit. Also I've noticed that the time to switch views seems to have dramatically improved and is now virtually instantaneous. The horrid pauses I use to get while textures for aircraft loaded when I switched views seem to have gone too I wasn't expecting a frame-rate improvement so I didn't note what I had before - maybe 30fps peak, unlimited - but I do seem to have got a jump to around 50fps (if I leave it unlimited). Throttle back to 26fps and its beautifully smooth. The other heads-up on this was that cloning the C drive was really easy with the Kingston kit and the Acronis software.
  16. Hi everyone, Finally got a good rig. It came with a 220GB SSD (boot) and a 1TB hard drive. I have, from my older computer, a 1TB SSD which I used as my boot drive. I'd like to use that drive in place of the 220GB SSD that came with the new computer. How can I do this? Also... bonus question: when I set up my new computer, it asked for my Windows password. I didn't realize it wanted my login password for the PC (rather than my XBOX login) so I reset it... no big deal. However, when I put my SSD back in my old computer and started up (now using my new password) I got in without issues, but it no longer recognizes me as Administrator, the background is solid black, a bunch of icons are just white pages and I can't launch a bunch of programs! Any ideas? thanks! Andrew
  17. 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.
  18. Made a video installing and cloning my 500GB SSD to a 1TB 850evo SSD. A little tip, everything went smooth after it was cloned. Ezdok had to be reinstalled via the flight 1 wrapper so just keep that in mind if you do the same.
  19. Luis Hernandez

    Win10 clean install, or stay with 7?

    Now that I'm thinking to upgrade my laptop to a SSD (see current specs at the bottom), I'll also perform a clean install of Windows on it (something I never did with my 4-year old laptop, i.e., I started it using it as unboxed). However, this could be a good chance to move to Windows 10. This is what i have in my laptop: - FS 2004, in full screen (always) - FSUIPC registered - PSS 757 and 777 - Wilco/Feelthere Airbus - Feelthere E135/E145 - Feelthere E170/E190 - Leonardo Maddog - vasFMC gauge version - ISG gauges - iFly 737 and 747v2 (but I'm not longer flying them) - And lots of sceneries that shouldn't be an issue. Is it worthwhile to move to Windows 10 or should I stay with Windows 7? I have already downloaded both ISOs...
  20. Chatster007

    Moving FSX and NGX to new SSD

    Hi, I had FSX installed onto my HDD, but as I was purchasing the NGX I decided to move the file over to my SSD. I didn't do this completley conventionally using Steam Mover. This worked and everything is going well!. However I now wish to install every steam related application to a 250GB SSD I have just purchased. As steam mover uses links to allow the game, I'd like some advice as to how to approach this. Do I need to revert the step by using the back arrow so the game is now completley on my HDD first? How will this affect the NGX? I am concerned that I'll do this and then lose my NGX (which I absoloutley love!) and thus the money I spent on it. I'd like some form of reassurance that if this happens I will be able to get my NGX back and reinstalled? My set up: SSD1: OS, Steam.exe, Steamapps, FSX, HDD: Steamlibrary, FSX Shortcut + 10 games. SSD2: I would like everything other than the OS on this SSD including FSX:SE and NGX. I hope you can shed some light on this. Kind Regards George Hunt
  21. I have two new SSD drives (250 GB and 500 GB) and acquired a brand new copy of FSX Gold. I not sure where it would be best to install FSX and its addons across multiple drives. I was thinking of installing FSX on the "C" drive (not in "Program Files") and the addons on the other SSD. My FSX folder is 238 GB and another drive has over 40 GB of various addons. These two drives with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit will be dedicated to FSX only and are in quick hot swap slots. I also have three other slower drives of 1 to 2 TB each. I tried to research this and found very little which most was outdated in my opinion. Thanks for your time and help in this venture that I have been pining over for quite some time. "Hidden Contents" lists some of my addons.
  22. Hello ! I've downloaded California and Arizona photoreal sceneries by BlueSky Sceneries. But for the moment my sceneries (due to their size) are installed on my hdd and fsx on my ssd. And I plan on buying a SSD to install more addons and sceneries. On my HDD the scenery looks a little blurry (see the picture) and my question is, this problem is because of the hdd and if yes, the ssd will correct it or not ? Thanks in advance.
  23. I have an SSD currently which has Windows 8 installed and also Prepar3d along with a number of add ons. Originally I thought the 256GB drive would be plenty for just these two main things - other programs and software I have installed on a standard HDD. However, I am quickly running out of space, particularly if I want to get future new add-ons (Orbx Global?!). I have therefore purchased a new standalone 256GB SSD drive which I intend to use just for Prepar3d and all it's add-ons. I want to therefore move my Prepar3d installation across to the new drive, ideally without having to clean reinstall it along with all add-ons. A search on the topic of moving Prepar3d (or FSX) to a new hard drive comes up with a variety of opinions as to how to do it. Some say a fresh install is the only way (in an ideal world I go this route but would like to avoid if at all possible to see if there is a shortcut that allows me to avoid hours of reinstalling add-ons), others say it is possible to move the folder but then suggest a load of seemingly complicated registry edits may be needed - there are then pointers to registry editors/fixers which I have no idea how to use. I have also come across this site: which seems offer a solution for FSX - would doing this work and allow all add-ons current and future to work too? Any advice and help would be much appreciated. A copy and paste scenario with minimal complex behind the scene registry editing would be ideal. Many thanks
  24. Hi all, I had a question I was hoping everyone here may be able to help with. I currently have 4 drives in my PC, listed below: 250 GB SSD - OS, FSX, Orbx, Other small non-FSX programs 120 GB SSD - FSX addons (REX and Planes) 3TB HDD - iTunes 1TB HDD - Storage and where my USERTEMP and WINTEMP files are written (saves writes on the SSD) The set up for the OS, FSX, and the add-ons kind of developed over time and as I look at it now, it doesn't make sense. What I would really like to do is to be able to move my OS to the smaller SSD and have everything FSX-related on the larger SSD so it would look like: 250GB SSD - FSX, FSX add ons 120GB SSD - OS and other non-FSX programs And then leave the other two drives alone. Would this be at all possible with any kind of cloning software? Can I move the OS to the smaller SSD and then move FSX to the larger SSD. I don't mind reinstalling all of the add-ons for FSX after FSX has been moved to the larger SSD. I've already done hours and hours of customization and work for my FSX install which I'd hate to have to repeat if it wasn't necessary. I would sincerely appreciate any help or advice offered. Thank you so much!!