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Snailbrain

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Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:01:13 AM »
IF you are already synced or on the latest chain, playing on a Hard Disk seems fine.

Make sure you download the chain from http://chain.huntercoin.org - syncing from scratch with normal hard disk is still quite painful :)

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Re: Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 09:40:08 AM »
I can second that.  While I do not actively play, I keep a client synced on my laptop - which has a mechanical harddrive and is already three years old.  No performance problem whatsoever once up-to-date.
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Re: Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 03:01:34 PM »
Syncing and playing with a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine:
https://github.com/fsb4000/huntercoin/tree/sync

Multi-threaded signatures checking support is coming soon ;)

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Re: Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 07:22:54 PM »
Syncing and playing with a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine:
https://github.com/fsb4000/huntercoin/tree/sync

Multi-threaded signatures checking support is coming soon ;)
My experience is that my laptop is mostly stuck with disk access while syncing.  I can't do much else on it, even though I have a multi-core CPU.  This suggests that CPU load is not the problem - although the patch is, of course, welcome. ;)

However, I also have to say that the optimisations I did over last summer did, at least, increase the fraction of CPU load significantly.  Disk access was much worse - so maybe the multi-threading does really help to some degree at least.
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Re: Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 09:24:02 PM »
looking forward to testing :)

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Re: Playing on a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 09:42:26 AM »
Syncing and playing with a Mechanical Hard Drive seems Fine:
https://github.com/fsb4000/huntercoin/tree/sync

Multi-threaded signatures checking support is coming soon ;)
My experience is that my laptop is mostly stuck with disk access while syncing.  I can't do much else on it, even though I have a multi-core CPU.  This suggests that CPU load is not the problem - although the patch is, of course, welcome. ;)

However, I also have to say that the optimisations I did over last summer did, at least, increase the fraction of CPU load significantly.  Disk access was much worse - so maybe the multi-threading does really help to some degree at least.

I should have added that, of course, my laptop's harddisk could well be particularly slow (I don't know).  So maybe the CPU is actually the bottleneck for people with a faster disk.  In any case, every improvement is welcome!
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