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toloughlin 04-03-2006 11:26 PM

SCRT 5.x from a USB flash drive
I tried running SCRT 5.2 on a USB flash drive, and it is very slow.
I then installed 4.1.11 on my PC, copied the folder over (I use the same config directory, but in their respective executable folders), and tested again.

I used a USB2.0 PNY Attache 2GB drive on
  • 1.3G Pentium M laptop (usb 2.0) 768MB Ram
  • P4 2.26G desktop (usb 1.1 via hub) 1GB Ram
.... and got very similar results (within 3 seconds). There is around 700MB free on the USB Device.

Times went like this:
4.1.11 ~ 15-20 seconds to be able to open a session when the Connect Dialog pops up.
5.2 ~ 1m15s - 1m20s seconds to the same point.

I wonder if the 'program files' size difference (~7.8mb for 4.1.11 / ~20mb for 5.2) is really starting to have an impact here.

Maybe time for a 'portable' version? :D

Maureen 04-04-2006 11:18 AM

Thanks for reporting this. What kind of startup times do you see for 5.0 or 5.1?


toloughlin 04-04-2006 01:11 PM

I'll install each of these today & report back.

toloughlin 04-04-2006 02:17 PM

5.0.5 opens in around 30 seconds! - clicking 'close' in the Connect dialog commits almost immediately (2 seconds).

5.1 opens in around 1m10s - 1m25s - and clicking 'close' in the Connect dialog, takes approximately 25 - 30 seconds to commit.

5.2 also has the long delay when clicking 'close' in the connect dialog.

Maureen 04-04-2006 04:22 PM

Thanks for doing those tests and posting the results. That information is very helpful.

It sounds like you have the global option "Show connect dialog at startup" set. Is that correct? (This option is found on the General page of the Global Options dialog.)


toloughlin 04-04-2006 04:42 PM

I sure do. I always have that on.

Maureen 04-05-2006 04:51 PM

Thanks for the reply. We are looking into this issue.


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