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X-1 Temp files

Postby carefree » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:33 pm

Is there a way to change the X-1 temporary file location? I have my users\temp folder on a Ram drive but the users\temp\X1Server folder keeps filling up the Ram drive (about 4 GB).
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Re: X-1 Temp files

Postby Kenward » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:13 pm

Why put temp files on the RAM drive?

These days speed freaks opt for SSD.
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Re: X-1 Temp files

Postby carefree » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:54 pm

I was just testing something. I have Win7 x32 so put an extra 4 Gigs in and made it a ram drive. Tried using it for web cache and temp files. Seems to speed up browsing. Only problem I've had with temp files at all is X1. Makes a huge folder in temp (compared to anything else that uses temp) of about 4 Gigs--then things start to get interesting.

I just received my new mb, Intel i7-2600K, Revo x2 SSD, etc. so will be able to try that route soon.
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Re: X-1 Temp files

Postby Kenward » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:51 am

A couple of thoughts, can you direct the browser cache to a different temp location? (This is possible with some software.) If so, you an keep the conventional temp directory for X1 and other things and put these files on the RAM drive.

Does the X1 temp folder stay that big? Here at least it seems to be empty a lot of the the time.

Perhaps X1 needs that space when indexing, releasing it when that tasks is completed.

Interesting that you detect speed gains for things when using RAM for temp. It suggests that the idea of using SSD for this might be worth considering.

The price of SSD is so high that, for me at least, it isn't practical to think of it as a replacement "C drive". But it might be worth using SSD as a place to keep temp files and X1's index.

I say that partly because I already keep my X1 index on a separate disk following an X1 suggestion made here. X1 makes a lot of use of disk space, so giving the index its own home can help. If that home is SSD, X1's speed might be even better.
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