Flight sim on its own partion on hard drive

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Is it better to have FSIM on its own dedicated hard drive partition or to
leave it in the default c:\program files\ in the same partiiton as windows
and all the other apps?

Thanks.
 
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There is a lot of myth and wishful-thinking surrounding this issue,
but as a practical matter, I think it makes no difference. I've run FSx in
every drive configuration possible on a number of different systems and have
seen no noticeable difference in any of them. While there are some
theoretical gains to be had by splitting things up, I doubt if there will be
any measureable difference noted. I'm currently running the OS on one
physical drive, the sim on another physical drive, and the OS swap file is
located on yet a third physical drive. And I see no difference between this
configuration and having everything co-located in the same partition. I just
do it this way because I can, not because it really makes a difference. All
mileage is, of course, variable. But in this case, any variation isn't going
to be much, if anything at all.

Trip

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"red6000" <red1000002001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is it better to have FSIM on its own dedicated hard drive partition or to
> leave it in the default c:\program files\ in the same partiiton as
> windows and all the other apps?
>
> Thanks.
>
 

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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 07:42:50 -0500, "Trip Lane" <Trip@NoSpam.com>
brought the following to our attention:

> There is a lot of myth and wishful-thinking surrounding this issue,
>but as a practical matter, I think it makes no difference. I've run FSx in
>every drive configuration possible on a number of different systems and have
>seen no noticeable difference in any of them. While there are some
>theoretical gains to be had by splitting things up, I doubt if there will be
>any measureable difference noted. I'm currently running the OS on one
>physical drive, the sim on another physical drive, and the OS swap file is
>located on yet a third physical drive. And I see no difference between this
>configuration and having everything co-located in the same partition. I just
>do it this way because I can, not because it really makes a difference. All
>mileage is, of course, variable. But in this case, any variation isn't going
>to be much, if anything at all.
>
>Trip
>

Same here.. OS is on a 10k SCSI and the Page file is on another 10k
SCSI. FS resides in 80GB ATA-100 drive on first available main-board
port. Supposedly the SCSI bus has command cueing and other multi-
tasking functions.. and for this reason is used in the NT/ Server
arena.

It makes good sense to have all your Sim files on their own DRIVE
separate from the OS. Besides.. you can buy an inexpensive IDE drive
(same size) and copy or mirror the `whole ball of wax' for backup of
ENTIRE flight install including Screen-caps and development work!!

Personally.. would not have a PC with just one drive.. and always seem
to buy DRIVES in pairs. Think about why.. to mirror.. and if one dies
there's a remaining unit.. etc. General `redundant' principles.


-Gregory


ok.. so don't forget to backup your work...

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>"red6000" <red1000002001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:d1u9rm$5sv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> Is it better to have FSIM on its own dedicated hard drive partition or to
>> leave it in the default c:\program files\ in the same partiiton as
>> windows and all the other apps?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
 
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"Trip Lane" <Trip@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
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> There is a lot of myth and wishful-thinking surrounding this issue,
> but as a practical matter, I think it makes no difference. I've run FSx in
> every drive configuration possible on a number of different systems and
> have seen no noticeable difference in any of them. While there are some
> theoretical gains to be had by splitting things up, I doubt if there will
> be any measureable difference noted. I'm currently running the OS on one
> physical drive, the sim on another physical drive, and the OS swap file is
> located on yet a third physical drive. And I see no difference between
> this configuration and having everything co-located in the same partition.
> I just do it this way because I can, not because it really makes a
> difference. All mileage is, of course, variable. But in this case, any
> variation isn't going to be much, if anything at all.
>
> Trip
>
I would generally agree with that particularly regarding performance. I have
FS2004 installed on its own SCSI drive but that is really down to the fact
that I have a spare drive! Also SCSI's main strength is its speed at reading
data .
However, I would almost certainly give it its own partition if only from a
disk management point of view.
I frequently use Norton Ghost for backing up the c drive and am spared
having to include the 14Gb (and growing all the time) FS files and the
occasional defrag is quicker!

Chris
 
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Don't believe there is any difference. I'm running it on one for OS and
another for FS. I still notice significant decrease in performance toward
the latter part of the flight.

Believe that more "power" is required by CPU to make things run
unbelievably. Either that or move the sliders all the way to the left.

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"Trip Lane" <Trip@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
news:KqmdnSREse5RKN_fRVn-qg@comcast.com...
> There is a lot of myth and wishful-thinking surrounding this issue,
> but as a practical matter, I think it makes no difference. I've run FSx in
> every drive configuration possible on a number of different systems and
> have seen no noticeable difference in any of them. While there are some
> theoretical gains to be had by splitting things up, I doubt if there will
> be any measureable difference noted. I'm currently running the OS on one
> physical drive, the sim on another physical drive, and the OS swap file is
> located on yet a third physical drive. And I see no difference between
> this configuration and having everything co-located in the same partition.
> I just do it this way because I can, not because it really makes a
> difference. All mileage is, of course, variable. But in this case, any
> variation isn't going to be much, if anything at all.
>
> Trip
>
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> "red6000" <red1000002001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:d1u9rm$5sv$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> Is it better to have FSIM on its own dedicated hard drive partition or to
>> leave it in the default c:\program files\ in the same partiiton as
>> windows and all the other apps?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
>
 

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On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 20:28:12 +0800, "Andrew Kam" <akam@singmail.com>
brought the following to our attention:

>Don't believe there is any difference. I'm running it on one for OS and
>another for FS. I still notice significant decrease in performance toward
>the latter part of the flight.

Andrew.. what do you mean by `decrease in performance'? is it fps
or video stutters? and towards the `latter part'? such as descending
closer to the terrain?

What do you have configured for AI ?

>Believe that more "power" is required by CPU to make things run
>unbelievably. Either that or move the sliders all the way to the left.