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Old 08-12-2019, 08:51 PM   #1
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I currently have a 500 GB SSD. I am running out of space. It's mainly a gaming rig. I have the OS, DCS, and Falcon BMS.

I was thinking about upgrading to a 1 TB SSD drive, but noticed the Firecuda drives were a lot less. It's a hybrid SSD drive.

I was thinking about upgrading the Firecuda? Or should I go with a 1 TB SSD? Would it make sense to keep the OS on the current HD and put DCS on a new drive?

Any recommendations?

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Old 08-12-2019, 11:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like the Firecuda would be a good bulk storage drive for like pictures, music, download files ect. Don't think I would use it to run games. Just buy another SSD and move the games over. 500gb is good for the OS.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:24 AM   #3
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Yes, better get a new 2nd SSD, 500GB or bigger and just move your games over to that drive.

If you plan to move all your games, a 1TB aint a bad idea over a 500GB drive, you want some spare space for future modules and maps.

I would not, actually never again, buy a Hybrid drive. Just a personal experience with 2 of them a while back. They may got better and more reliable, the thing that remains is that the SSD part is rewritten every so often that it likely wears out a lot sooner than you expect.
Just my 2 cents regarding SSHD drives.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:13 PM   #4
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Should DCS be on the same drive/partition as the OS? I had it on a different partition and load times were very slow.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:07 PM   #5
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It depends on your MB but I just picked up an Inland 1 TB M.2 NVMe drive on sale for $99 USD. I was coming from a 1 TB Samsung EVO 860 SSD and the M.2 NVMe is a LOT faster (read speed is about 6X faster Read Speed 3,100 MBps - one can get even faster ones (up to 5,000 MBps) but they are more expensive) than the SSD. Windows boots in less than 10 seconds. Yes Windows and DCS are both on that new drive. The SSD is now used for data like videos, pictures, other games where speed doesn't matter, etc..
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:06 AM   #6
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Should DCS be on the same drive/partition as the OS? I had it on a different partition and load times were very slow.
as long as both drives are SSD based it wont matter. Tho it cannot harm to have them splitt if you have 2 SSDs.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:11 AM   #7
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Stay away from Hybrid Drives,

Keep your Solid State and Traditional Drives Separate.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:19 AM   #8
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Yep, stay away of bizarre things that peoples can build
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:24 AM   #9
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6x faster reads sounds great.

does dcs loads 6x faster as well?

i’d love to have my load times below 10 seconds
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:56 AM   #10
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Yep, stay away of bizarre things that peoples can build
as a normal windows user that doesnt push parts, then SSHDs are fine.

SSHDs tend to fail quicker, and if the traditional platters fail, the drive dies, taking the data on the memory chips with it, and vise versa.
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