I have a new physical drive, with room to spare. I have allocated a spare partition on this drive. Should I have my Windows TMP/TEMP env-var pointing to this partition?
- On the one hand, it would seem beneficial having ANY files (your system is currently dealing with), on a different drive, alleviating some of the contention.
With this approach in mind, it is basically beneficial having every disjoint set of files on a different physical drive, were it possible.
- On the other hand, I can imagine the following common practice.
Installer unpacks/compiles a bunch of files to the userTemp dir' (currently located under the C drive). Once the unpacking is done, all files are copied to the "C:\Program Files" dir'
Under this scenario, having TEMP on a different partition would mean actually transferring all the data from one partition to the other. If the TEMP dir' was on the system partition, the above just boils down to a quick re-pointing of the file-system.
Has anyone tried/compared both scenarios?