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Genossen,

now that most of my real life problems are sorted I can finally focus on bringing my PC up to spec to be able to play with y'all again. I've decided to buy a SATA III SSD just for DCS. I have the OS installed on a Samsung 850 EVO M.2 (250 GB). Despite the heavy daily use it performs flawlessly. Should I get another Samsung drive or are there better alternatives? Thanks in advance.

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Firefly.

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Thanks @GenMarkof, much appreciated! My motherboard only has PCIe 3.0, so I'm going to have to stick to older generation drives. I'm not looking for ultra-high performance anyway, just a solid SSD that will get the job done in DCS on medium settings. My mobo does have a free M.2 slot though, so I might opt for that instead of plugging in via SATA III. Not sure if an additional M.2 will fit behind my big arse CPU cooler though... Guess I'll have to find out.¬†ūüėá

This is what I have my OS installed on:

https://www.samsung.com/us/business/support/owners/product/850-evo-m2-msata-series-250gb/

I can order an 860 Evo 1TB M.2 SATA today for about 150$ and pick it up tomorrow. Decisions, decisions...

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Firefly, maybe worth looking at this video: 

and maybe have a look at a PCI Express M.2 PCIe SSD-adapter (if you have PCI slots left).  I'm just a user, and need the knowledge of others to draw a conclusion. Read and write speed is not only the SSD dependent, it's also how the motherboard handles the slots/lanes. A very fast card in a 16x slot where the MB reads x4 will not give you the speed you might expect. 

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M.2 drive is always better than SataIII if you have the slot for it.

I have 2 SSD drives. One 1TB M.2. SSD for OS and dedicated 1T SSD M.2. for DCS. The rest is on normal 4TB HD.

DCS is the only game that really can't run without being on SSD. The load times are terrible without it.

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So I have built. An Amd x5600 system.   Still waiting to buy a vid card. Now has an nvidia 760. Functional but only limited to tanks on il2. It has pci 4.  3 or so m2 slots. I put in the gigabit aouros. M2 drive. Pci4. And if I update my flying computer.  Then I boot this one up. And update it. It will have the update downloaded and installed before my 7700k intel w pci3 m2 drive does. Even though. I start comp up after I have already started updating my older one.   Same ram in both but the pci4 m2. Is way faster

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5 hours ago, Wittmann said:

So I have built. An Amd x5600 system.   Still waiting to buy a vid card. Now has an nvidia 760. Functional but only limited to tanks on il2. It has pci 4.  3 or so m2 slots. I put in the gigabit aouros. M2 drive. Pci4. And if I update my flying computer.  Then I boot this one up. And update it. It will have the update downloaded and installed before my 7700k intel w pci3 m2 drive does. Even though. I start comp up after I have already started updating my older one.   Same ram in both but the pci4 m2. Is way faster

Kameraden,

These Gigabte Aorus solid copper heatsink drives are great.

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