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    Default Moving packages from C to E

    Like many of us, my C drive where FS2020 is installed is getting fuller... I am considering moving the packages folder from my C; (SSD) to my E (non SSD) which has much more available space.
    My question is: should I expect a loss in smoothness, frame rates moving the package folder out of an SSD drive to an old-fashioned HD?
    Or do you think the drive where the packages folder is has no impact on the overall performance of the simulator, since FS2020 is still located on the C drive.
    Thanks for your input

    J-Louis
    J-Louis Belard, 6 miles SW of KGAI
    Dell XPS,8930, I-7 9700, 32GB DD4,
    512 SSD, 2TB HD, 6GB GeForce GTX 1660

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbelard View Post
    Like many of us, my C drive where FS2020 is installed is getting fuller... I am considering moving the packages folder from my C; (SSD) to my E (non SSD) which has much more available space.
    My question is: should I expect a loss in smoothness, frame rates moving the package folder out of an SSD drive to an old-fashioned HD?
    Or do you think the drive where the packages folder is has no impact on the overall performance of the simulator, since FS2020 is still located on the C drive.
    Thanks for your input

    J-Louis
    I can't speak for MSFS, but I had 200Gb of addons in FSX on my F drive and it didn't have any unwelcome effects. I think you're right that the important thing is the location of the program. When FSX started up, it created a database of scenery in the scenery.cfg file, then loaded it when the plane was in that part of the world.

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    i run completely form hd , so its possible, but starting up the sim will take longer, especially if you have addons, in that case use the addon linker. i do plan to get a 1 tb ssd later in the year, it has too much
    advantage obviously.

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    Thank you both, I'll try to move packages from C to E this week end

    J-Louis
    J-Louis Belard, 6 miles SW of KGAI
    Dell XPS,8930, I-7 9700, 32GB DD4,
    512 SSD, 2TB HD, 6GB GeForce GTX 1660

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