Whats the easiest way to transfer DCS from my primary SSD (has the OS on it and was getting full) to the new one? Is it only the Saved Games part or whole enchilada?
Leave the saved games where they at. Move the DCS folder. Point the skatezilla tool at the new location. Have it run a repair. Presto!
I’ve read also to disable all the modules before you do the move. Not sure why but I did it this way and all was good
Disabling the mods, terrain and aircraft are a PITA but saves on using activation. Although I never had problems moving my install to a different drive on the same machine. You just don’t have registry for the new installation so can’t access from the program menu iirc
The repair fixes that, and those shortcuts are easily rebuilt.
When I did this, I migrated my C: (where DCS was) from a 512GB SATA SSD to a 1 TB NVme SSD. I try not to “move” game directories due to the hassle of finding all the points it’s referenced. Did it for SF2 and that was hassle enough.
The Samsung tool did it for me. Copied it all over, shut down, disconnected the SATA SSD, booted and changed BIOS to boot off NVMe, went into Windows and done!
I later reconnected the 512 as a secondary drive, wiped it, and now it’s my 4th SSD. I have 3 SATA (512, 1, 2TB) and 1 NVMe (1TB). I still have space for another NVMe…someday.
Thanks again gents.
The transfer went fine. I deactivated everything prior to moving the folder over, then followed the rest of the instructions. Ran it last night and it worked like a charm.
So, I just posted that I need to move my stuff from a 512 M2 to a bigger drive. Guess I am not the Lone Ranger… I see its been done. THis Helps a LOT.
I got a 1tb evo ssd and was surprised how reasonable the price was over the m2 drives. Plus I did not want to loose any pci slots which are disabled when adding m2 format drive
Is there any decrease in speed to a M2?
On paper yes because M2 cards have much higher read/write speeds. However I moved DCS onto a Samsung 860 1GB SATA3 SSD from a Samsung 870 M2 NVME and cant say I notice any difference.
I don’t think the type of ops where NVMe are faster are really utilized by DCS.
Maybe a database or a compiler or something, but for games which either are just loading a bunch of data periodically or streaming things while running SATA seems fast enough for the most part.
This is what i need to hear. Thanks Guys
I have been spring cleaning my case replacing the mismatched radiator fans I have had for years with some pwm daisy chain arctic ones. I also went OCD on the cable management and rerouted all the cables. I also managed to get rid of an old 5.25 inch fan controller having the daisy chain fans allowing for the 3 x 120s to use only one mobo fan header.
Clearing all these wires including the 4 temp sensors started making a huge visual difference and at the end my only ugly wires where the 6 SATA cables creating a big bundle right in front of the front intake fan.
So I have ordered this
Meaning I can get rid of my 2x 300Gb hdd I have paired in a striped array
Looking forward to better airflow.
I also revisited my overclock and managed to get a stable 5Ghz all core @1.355 volts and CPU temps of sub 70C at full load. I hope to get the temps down more when I replace the TIM with new application of kryonaught
Well my dears all went well, I had to dig around in the attic for the current mobo box for standoff and screw to mount the drive. Cloned my old C drive to it and away we go.
I tried it out the box first with a benchmark and went to dig in the bios to find the cause of the lower than expected speeds
There are 2 settings for M. 2 drives one that sets the slot nearer the SATA ports from SATA to NVME or have it set to auto.
The 2nd setting sets the 2nd slot the one nearest the cpu from 2x to 4x.
It wasn’t particularly obvious from my reading of the manual and thought I should share my findings
Below is a photo of the 2 Samsung benchmarks at both 2x and 4x settings
Now you have me curious! I will need to check my benchmarks/BIOS for my 970 Evo 1TB during lunch.
I reran my PC benchmark and it makes a difference to the results
UserBenchmarks: Game 116%, Desk 107%, Work 100%
CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K - 103.9%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 - 108.5%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 351.9%
SSD: Corsair Force LS 120GB - 57.3%
SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB - 132.3%
SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB - 84.9%
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB - 48.6%
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB - 103.5%
MBD: Asus PRIME Z370-A
4 SSDs & HDD? you must run a server…