I want to say something like:
The system stores the crazygonuts data separately from the data feed.
I think this is wrong (maybe I am wrong in that), but I'm not sure exactly why. One alternative I thought of:
The system stores the crazygonuts data separate from the data feed.
I checked some dictionaries online, and I did not find separate listed as an adverb, so this also seems incorrect. I want to keep the verb (stores) in there. Is there any way I can keep this same sentence structure without sounding silly? If possible, I would like to use the word separate (or something sufficiently close, like distinctly); or is this formation doomed from the start?