Does it make sense to install Win 10 on a separate drive than FS2020? or what about formatting a 1TB M.2 - 4.0 SSD into 2 equal partitions and installing win10 on one partitition and FS2020 on the other
This is almost exactly my question. I have searched these forums (quickly) but cannot find an obvious guide as to how to configure an installation “optimally”. i.e. splitting of OS swap/FS program/FS data
I am in the process of building a new machine (FWIW going all AMD Zen3 + new AMD graphics… I think +32Gb) and as such have available to me the following storage locations :-
500Gb (possibly 1 Tb) NVM sitting on a dedicated pcie4.0 (CPU) channel. This is/was going to be my OS boot drive along with Office Apps. Probably system paging file also ?
1Tb SSD - general App storage for different games/apps e.g. Steam cache , FS cache ? etc.
2Tb HDD (or maybe SSD’s)for e.g. photos/music ,etc.
I am purchasing/installing FS from Microsoft Store (not Steam) . I want to choose explicitly where to install it. ( I know I could do this with Steam as well though).
So, where to install FS to ? The NVM drive or the SSD ?
Then, can I tell FS where to store downloaded/cached scenery/data files ? SSD or HDD ?
I know Windows will want to take up some space for paging, I am assuming that the NVM will be okay for that, but if my system is paging then I might want the actual program/scenery data to be on a different location(s) to the OS memory swap file ? i.e. would having FS program/FS cache data/win10 swap file all on different locations be sensible ?
This setup must be really common amongst FSimmers ? Any links to useful guides/ “best practice PC FS2020 install and system config” would be good…