David Maxham

Where's the Best Place to Install SW Premium and Flow Simulation?

Discussion created by David Maxham on Apr 25, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2012 by David Maxham

I'll be installing Solidworks on my new computer.  I have SW Premium and Flow Simulation that I've been using for some years now, and would appreciate any advice  on where the best place is to install the software.  The new computer is Windows 7, 64 bit with a 256 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and a 512 GB conventional drive.  What I'd like to know is should I install the software - on the conventional drive and use the SSD as the working drive for the very large data files?  Is that even possible?  Or is better just to install the software on the SSD?   What I would like to do is optimize the use of the hard drives so that I can get the best performance time-wise.  With my current XP Windows computer, I'm constantly faced with long run times due to the on-board memory limitation and the slow hard-disk access times.