P3D v4 on a 4TB WD Black HDD?

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P3D v4 on a 4TB WD Black HDD?

Postby big-mike » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Anyone here with P3D v4 on a WD Black HDD?
How is the performance?
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Re: P3D v4 on a 4TB WD Black HDD?

Postby downscc » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:21 pm

Running the simulator on a HDD is not recommended, it will work but loading times will be extreme and performance during a session will suffer under certain conditions.
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Re: P3D v4 on a 4TB WD Black HDD?

Postby JorgenSA » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:28 pm

Dan is right.

These days, SSDs aren't that much more expensive than HDDs, so go for one.

But also clone your C: drive to one, you will not regret it.

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Re: P3D v4 on a 4TB WD Black HDD?

Postby 72westy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:25 am

Running the simulator on a HDD is not recommended, it will work but loading times will be extreme and performance during a session will suffer under certain conditions.
Aside form increased load times in sim performance differs little between the 2 types of drives. Been there...done that.

Ever seen the price of a 4TB SSD?
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