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  1. Good thinking! I was not aware of the dynamic disk technology, but as far as I can see, I would have to reformat my existing SSD drive (the one I would like to extend). This would require a complete reinstallation of about 400 GB including the OS - too much for me to face!
  2. Well - I have looked around a bit, and Raid does not do what I wish for. Raid technology can be used for data protection and read speed increases using two or more drives, but does not add continuous storage capacity.
  3. Thanks - looks like I will have to go to work with my friend Google! If I find something good, I will post it here.
  4. Hi All! I know that you can functionally connect parts of applications between drives using Symbolic Drive technology, but I am wondering if there is any way to functionally connect two SSD's in total, i.e. so that they look to the computer as one c: d: or e: drive? Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.5GHz; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB GDDR5X; ASRock Z270 K6 Gaming MB, 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM; 500GB SSD + 2TB HDD; Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; 34" 21:9 curved 4K Monitor
  5. After years of using various potentiometer-based sticks, which have all failed (the last one was the X-52 Pro), I heartily concur with Ken. For the last two years I have used the Thrustmaster T16000 M (together with the throttle from the X-52 Pro). The T16000 M uses optical sensors and is as precise today as the day I got it.
  6. Now let's see how good my memory is: Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1933 Royal Danish AF Training in USA 1952, Italy 1954 Moved from Denmark to Rochester, NY, USA 1957 Moved to Long Island, NY, 1960 Moved to Yuma, AZ, 1962 (job assignment) Moved back to Rochester, NY, 1963 Moved to Fort Worth, TX, 1967 (job assignment) Moved to Groton, CT, 1971 Moved to Gaithersburg, MD, 1973 (suburban Washington, DC) Moved to Annandale, VA, 1978 (suburban Washington, DC) Moved to Fairfax, VA, 1998 (retired in 2003) - now I am out of breath!
  7. I recently updated from FSX-SE and FSW to XP 11 and P3Dv4.3. While XP looks promising, I am unhappy with the standard scenery - it looks pretty good in areas you are unfamiliar with, but sucks when you know the places. Sure - there are tons of add-on spot sceneries available, but no global and continental Land Class and Autogen like Orbx provides for FSX and P3D. I have the Orbx Global and Continental LC's installed in P3D and now FX 11 is collecting dust! John Venema - I think you would be surprised at the number of XP users that would flock to good global/continental sceneries if they were available from Orbx.
  8. My setup shown below runs P3Dv4.3 perfectly.
  9. Oh - I forgot one: 3} The Old Lady has given up on trying to improve me
  10. There are a few: 1) I can sleep late if I want to. 2) I can be weird and family and friends roll their eyes, but accept it without comments. Did I overlook any?
  11. I was living in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1940 at the age of 6. I remember clearly the day the Germans invaded the country. We were awakened early in the morning by the roar of many trimotor Junkers flying overhead. My father said that they were probably going to Norway, where there were British troops. But after he went to work in the city, he called home and said there were German soldiers with machine guns on every street corner. I also remember the German capitulation in May 1945, when I was 11 years old.. We heard the news on radio from London and then saw lots of people looking out their windows - could this be true? About 20 minutes later people streamed onto the streets dancing and singing. We lived in an apartment and all the neighbors got together for a big party. Some had some real coffee, others had some liquor, my mother had a big cake, some had some smokes - all rare goodies at the time, but generously shared. Of course I have lots of strange memories from the war years, but it would take a book to put them in writing.
  12. Hi Guys I turned 84 last December - do I qualify here?
  13. I have been to Alaska, and flying is a logical and practical way of commuting. Also, there is a thriving bush pilot business going for the same reasons.
  14. Not to change the subject, but having both FSX Acc. and DTG's Flight School - which I bought out of curiosity - I have experienced a vast difference in their programs. While my computer runs FSX very well at high settings, I get constant computer freeze ups with Flight School in 20-30 minutes depending on the graphics settings. I set up two identical flights with similar planes in a busy graphics area, and used Core Temperature and GPU-Z programs to watch CPU and GPU loads respectively. This test confirmed - as we know - that FSX works the CPU hard, while the GPU and its RAM (only 1.28 GB) in my trusty old GTX 570 graphics card was loafing. However, in DTGFS the complete opposite was true, the CPU (4.0 Ghz) was now loafing while the GPU with its RAM were both running solidly at 100% with GPU at 82 degrees C!!! This was at mid-high graphics settings (about 50%). Setting graphics at "ultra" highest settings, the program refused to start. Obviously I need a new graphics card to run Flight School, while it is adequate for FSX. I only bring this up because I see many statements that "DTGFS is just like FSX", while there seems to be some vast differences in their programming. I will want to hear of peoples experiences with the new flight sim from DTG before I buy.
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