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#4429922 - 07/11/18 08:00 PM M2 SSD  
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I am thinking about installing a 1TB M2 PCIe NVME SSD in my system to load DCS, Xplane11 and P3D on. Does anybody have one and if so, how much of a difference do you see from a standard HDD?


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#4429923 - 07/11/18 08:06 PM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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Covered here http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...an-ssd-thoughts-lets-discuss#Post4423468

Short answer,at least for DCS is 'yes'.


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#4429924 - 07/11/18 08:30 PM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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Loading an instant action or training mission in DCS

HHD: 4-5 minutes
SATA SSD: 20-30 seconds

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#4429956 - 07/12/18 01:13 AM Re: M2 SSD [Re: Gattsu]  
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Originally Posted by Gattsu
Loading an instant action or training mission in DCS

HHD: 4-5 minutes
SATA SSD: 20-30 seconds


I have only an HHD. He speaks the truth.

#4429958 - 07/12/18 02:07 AM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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>>> P3Dv4+Il-2 = !!!
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I have one M2 500GB as a scratch disk for Photoshop, it is fast.

#4429961 - 07/12/18 02:23 AM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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Don't even think about it...just do it!


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#4430071 - 07/12/18 07:56 PM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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SSD is good, NVMe is overkill. NVMe is $400, SATA is $300. Get the SATA interface one and save 25%.

#4430225 - 07/13/18 06:08 PM Re: M2 SSD [Re: specialksl]  
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I installed a Samsung EVO 1TB. Haven't had a chance to check it out yet. Psyched to try it out tonight.


Main PC: ASUS P8Z77 - Intel I7 3770K OC to 4.4GHZ - Thermaltake Water2.0 Pro
GeForce GTX 970
16 Gig G.Skill Ares DDR3
Samsung EVO SSD 500GB
Plenty of storage
Windows 7 64bit
ASUS PB278Q @ 2560x1440

SIMPIT: ASUS Prime Z370-A, I7 8700K, H80i-V2 watercooler
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080
Windows 10 64bit
32GB 2400 DDR4 memory
Thrustmaster Warthog - 2-TM MFDs
Saitek Combat Rudder Pedals,4 -FIPs, TPM, Radio, Multipanel, Switch Panel, Pro Flight Yoke
3 - 32" Samsung monitors-1920x1080, 22" Samsung monitor

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