So I capture a lot of gameplay with my PC, specs are in my signature. I have partitioned my HDD into 2 drives, C OS, Games and Apps) and D Captured footage). Bandicam is the software that I use to record.
I'm trying to figure out how to get an increase in performance when I capture. The only real game that somewhat gives me issues is Battlefield 3. When playing, I run all Ultra settings at 1920 x 1080 while getting a stable 90+ FPS. However when I capture with Bandicam, my FPS drop to around 35-45 FPS. I capture a lot of games (Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Dark Souls, DOTA 2, Borderlands 2, etc) and of course there is a bit of a hit in FPS while capturing, anywhere from a 20-30 FPS decrease (it varies), but nothing comes close to the FPS drop that I get when capturing Battlefield 3.
So of course investigating a bit, I'm wondering if it's because I'm writing to the same drive that it's reading the game from. I'm pretty sure this is somewhat of an issue, but does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this? My PC is newly built (2 months or so), and I'm just trying to optimize it right now. If I do purchase a new Hard Drive, will it give me a substantial increase in performance for what I'm trying to achieve? Any help would be much appreciated.