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Hi Folks-

     My first post here so hope I am in the right place.   I have decided to remove Star Citizen from my SSD that also has the OS, to a secondary SSD that will contain and run SC only.

This will be a 250GB SSD.   I am wondering if it would be better for speed and performance to leave the "support" files for SC, (eg. ThrustMaster T16000M-FCS, T.A.R.G.E.T, Voice Attack, etc.) on the OS drive or put them on the same SSD as the main game.

Also I am wondering if I should just  re-install SC on the new drive from scratch, or can it be precisely and correctly moved with software - I use Acronis True Image for my backups and cloning.

I would greatly appreciate feed back from folks here about this as I am hoping to create this new situation so that it will be the best I can have for now and the future of the game.  Thanks.

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Welcome to Imperium!

I recommend leaving TARGET and those other programs on the OS hard drive.  Keep Star Citizen as the only program (that will be running at the time you're playing the game) on the SSD.  In theory, it shouldn't matter if you do have other light-CPU running programs installed on the same SSD, but I wouldn't risk it if you don't need to.

This is how I have my game configured--alone on its own SSD, and it works pretty well for me.  I'm thinking of next getting an M.2 SSD and putting Star Citizen on there as that should improve the game speed even more.  My computer is built (by myself, of course) with similar configuration as yours  (i7-5930k, 16GB Corsair RAM, GTX980, 120GB OS HDD, 128GB SSD for Star Citizen, etc).  I found initial game load times very quick, and I get about 20-30 fps normally within the PU.

I have another dedicated gaming HDD installed too, a 600GB WD Velociraptor (10,000RPM), that I first bit Star Citizen on, and after moving the installation to the SSD I saw huge improvements!  It was just made to run from an SSD.

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Buckaroo -

I well appreciate your response to my post..thank you!  I will be receiving my new SSD tomorrow (Saturday) and am going to follow your advice and use it purely for the core install of Star Citizen.  Decided to re-install it from scratch - and will leave the support stuff on the OS SSD.  Your intended move to M.2 SSD is excellent.  I am hoping to be able to build a new updated rig in the near future, and will then have a better access for an M.2 myself so will also then go that route.

Thanks again for your feedback - yea Colorado !   :)

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