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Running FS In Its Own Hard Drive?  
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

I got a new 40GB hard drive and currently I only have flightsim in it. FS runs incredibly smooth. So, As long as I don't put any programs that my computer will constantly need to access in this new HD, the performance should still be as good, right? (One HD for Games, the other one for the everything else)

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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

I also have a dedicated drive just for FS. As a matter of fact, I have one hard drive for Windows and some core applications. My second hard drive is for my other applications and storage, and the third is for FS and any add ons.
To answer your question, FS will run probably run a bit better on it's own drive. That is of course, assuming you have enough memory. If your machine is using a "page file" on that drive, it could slow down performance on all apps running.
Since FS will load into memory when you start it, anything that accesses the memory while you are using FS could potentially slow down your performance.


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