What happens if you remove the usb when playing?or before playing?
Can you unlink it again?
05/23/2012 04:27 PMPosted by FugeeHard drive access speed is not the problem. My flash drive is nowhere near as fast as my SATA drive and yet putting the MPQs folder on the flash drive does lessen the stutters.
05/24/2012 03:21 AMPosted by AlexRussiaA-data Superior S007 16 gb 30 mb read/8 mb write speed - will it work? Dont wanna burn my money again.
Moved the files over to my 1TB external HDD, will give it a go soon and post results :)
Didn't think the read speeds would be the factor here, but someone talking about the OS and other processes hammering the disk makes a lot of sense. Let's hope we're onto something!
At last!! Thank you for this solution!!
I have tried it for 5 min and it works very well.
What I did is since I don't have a 16gb usb, but I've got an 8gb usb stick, I just copied the 3 MPQs that are being read all the time, sounds, d3client and textures, and it works very well!
Still some minor stuttering some times but it's very playable now!!!
A-data Superior S007 16 gb 30 mb read/8 mb write speed - will it work? Dont wanna burn my money again.
Not sure, Edstroyer mentioned a utility to check a flash drive's response time but I don't know if any store would allow you to open it and test it and then return it if it were not up to par.
I am currently running it on a RAID 0 array of three WD 7200rpm drives which should be more than enough but I am getting the 1-2 second stuttering too often when a sound loads or when you go to the edge of the map.
I've now followed your instructions and put the MPQ folder on my SSD drive which I didn't really want to do since I only use this for caching and for my Operating System. I'll let you know if this fixes my issue once the servers come back up.
Even if it does fix it though, I still think this is something Blizzard needs to patch since there's hundreds of posts on this forum of people using a range of different mid-high end PC's getting the same problem. Some are even running the game off SSDs so I'm not too optimistic that this will work for me.
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