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I finally ordered a 10TB hdd for my ortho fix, and now will move my complete x-plane installation on that disk :)

Now if i move the x-aviation planes with the folder, i know that the DRM will kick off. Since i will add a HDD into my PC anyway, i assume that i need to reactivate all planes regardless.
What is the best way to do it ? Uninstall all planes before, then reinstall afterwards ? Or can i simply let it reactivate ?  

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thought about it aswell, but since it is a ssd, i would loose all benefit of the ssd, since the bottleneck is ortho loading. Rather install other stuff on the SSD then :)


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You write you bought a 10Tb HDD for your otho.

Now you say its a SSD.

A 10Tb SSD ????? Cannot believe that  probably 4 Tb is the max for about 1500 dollars.

X-Plane on a SSD and ortho on a huge HDD thas ideal.


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no,  i have a 500gb ssd where currently everything is on. Now i am buying a 10TB HDD for ortho.  Of course i can keep x-plane on the SSD, but the speed benefit you get in x-plane from a SSD is mainly from loading the orthos, scenery and mesh (that what takes 90% of the loading time).  If i move it to a HDD then the speed benefit will be gone. SO for maybe 30 seconds loading time (instead of 4 minutes) that i would save when i use the dual solutions (SSD +HDD) it is not worth it to use the space. (Especially if you dont have alot in the first place.

When the sim is running you will mainly acess the HDD only anyways to load the new tiles in so there is no direct benefit from the SDD. Well any benefit that would be is throttled down by the HDD.  I hope it is a little bit more clear :)

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On 8/1/2017 at 8:24 AM, MikiBzh said:

I second that.

Put only your sceneries in the new HDD, and then put shortcuts in scenery folder of X-Plane. Works very well.

How do you go about putting "shortcuts in scenery folder of x-plane". I was under the impression that everything in xplane had to be on the same hard drive. I would love to do this though.

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Hi John.

My XP11 is on C: Drive.

My additional sceneries are on F: Drive.

I've created some shortcut and have placed them in C:.../XP11/Custom Scenery. That's all.

And what you can do, is to create more folders. In F: I have "AIRPORTS", "LIBRAIRIES", "MESH" etc etc. Placing shorcut in C:.../XP11/Custom Scenery, will add you some nice entries in the scenery pack.cfg, having each line showing "airport", "mesh" etc etc.

Like this :

SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\AIRPORTS PAYWARE\Aerosoft - EDFH Airport Frankfurt-Hahn/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\AIRPORTS\KBOS - Boston Logan International/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\AIRPORTS\KLAX - Los Angeles International/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EBBR Brussels/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGBB Birmingham/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGKK London-Gatwick/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGPF Glasgow/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGSS London-Stansted/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KLAS Las Vegas Mc Carran/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LOWI Demo Area/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/LFPG Paris - Charles de Gaulle/
SCENERY_PACK Custom Scenery/Global Airports/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\DIVERS\AEHD_Ramps/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\DIVERS\AEHD_Taxilines/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\DIVERS\KBOS - GroundTraffic City/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\LIBRARIES\3D_people_library/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\LIBRARIES\Aircraft-Static_and_Animated/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\LIBRARIES\BS2001 Object Library/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\LIBRARIES\CDB-Library/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\TILES\yOrtho4XP_Overlays/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\TILES\zOrtho4XP_+40-074/
SCENERY_PACK F:\X-Plane Sceneries\TILES\zOrtho4XP_+40-075/

Note that I've kept the standard sceneries files in C:

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Thank you very helpful. One more thing for clarification. 

In your X-plane main custom scenery folder, you just put the "shortcut"  to the other drive folder (like the example you have shown) and xplane will still access it? Wow - that would be great!

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Yes, that's the point...

Try with one airport. Put it somewhere on an another HD, create a shortcut, place it in XP Custom Scenery folder, and let's go.

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