File IO Speed on different locations on the same Hard Disk
Posted on 2007-11-18
I am using C# (VS2005) on an XP machine. I noticed a rather baffling thing, I am storing a lot of data on my application close event. I use the Current User -> Local Settings path to store the data (typically C:\Documents and Settings\Arif\Local Settings\Application Data). It takes around 50 Seconds to store the entire data. By chance I happened to change the storage path to Bin folder of my Application, now it took only 10 seconds to store the same data. Could not understand why, has anyone noticed this before? Is there any logical reason why this would happen.
Could it be that it requires the piece of code to security validations before accessing the Local Settings folder while Bin is immediately accessibl. How can I improve the performance here in case I want to store it in the Local Settings folder only?