I want to upgrade my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2012. In SQL Server 2005 you can set the location of the full text catalog when you create it. But in SQL Server 2012 (and in SQL Server 2008 from what I can deduce from online chatter) you cannot specify the location.
In SQL Server 2005 it was important to be able to set this location because, for performance reasons, we put the catalogs on separate disk. I understand that the full text engine has changed starting in SQL Server 2008 but I can't find information on where the catalogs get physically created and if putting them on a separate disk is still a best practice.
How can I set the catalog location in SQL Server 2008/2012? Or is the best practice of storing them on separate disks no longer necessary to follow?