View Full Version : Will deleting 14g of FS2002 improve FB/PF performance?

06-27-2005, 02:35 PM
40gb hard drive.
14.3gb FS2002.
5.49gb FB/PF.
8gb free space.

It's a decision I've been putting off for a while. Anybody in a similar predicament?

06-27-2005, 03:33 PM
wont do much really.
could always buy another hd, cheap as chips now

06-27-2005, 05:10 PM
Good idea, but defrag afterwards.

06-27-2005, 05:38 PM
definitely.... but I think P1ngu had a better idea... then clone the 40G enmasse to the 80 or whatever... and use the 40 as a backup for things like skins, patches, utilities or whatever.

06-28-2005, 07:04 AM
I doubt that deleting the 14gig would do you much good. You already have 8 gig free and that's a lot. Once your HD is 90% full is when you usually start seeing performance issues.

I was approaching maximum density on my HD so I bought a 160gig external HD. I put back ups of IL2/AEP/PF, FS2004, musc files, pictures, etc. on it. I still keep the flight sim programs on my original 40gig HD and don't have any performance issues. I now have about 10gig free for future sims.

If you're having performance issues I'd suggest a good defrag after deleting/moving files you don't use or need any more. You'd be surprised how much **** you can accumulate.

A marginal gain in performance can be seen by adding more RAM memory.

As a side note I did try running FS2004 and IL2/PF from the external drive but it was very stuttery (is that a word?). It may have been because I still have USB 1.0 ports and the data transfer was slow. You may be able to run IL2/PF from an external drive with USB 2.0 ports but I am not sure. Perhaps some others here may have tried that.



06-28-2005, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys, will have a look at a new hd this weekend, with a view to using my present one as a back-up.