Hi, like everyone....I'm on the continuing quest for free space!
I have a custom box with a 500GB main drive, and a hot swappable 1T drive. Also... 8 Xeon processors and 12 gigs of ram on a supermicro server board & a GTX260 video card. All in a Thermaltake portable case! She runs sweet!!
Never had a problem w/ the box or Vista U! And rarely have a problem w/ PP CS5...although, lately I have had Encore burning problems...which I think is related to my main drive space being down to 3 gigs!
My biggest problem is "keeping" open space on my main drive! I now have about 25gb's in apps and "maybe" 20gigs of files on my main drive (that I can see!)... We're talking over 400GB's of used space that the OS is in control of??!!
I have used utilities and qimmicks to free up "dead" & "temp" & "shadow" files but nothing substantial has happened! Except when the first time I used a utility, it freed up about 50gb's! Then it quickly disappeared within a month!! I have 3.7 gigs of free space on my drive...and it's very frustrating!
I use this computer for both graphics and video editing & creation and store "just files" on my swappable drive...which doesn't have any issue w/ space.
*Should I use another windows OS and be better served? I have several 64bit apps, could that be an issue w/ VistaU? How much "free" disk space is needed on my main drive for rendering/transcoding, and Encore burning? Is there something I'm overlooking as far as utilities for freeing space?
My box is constantly gurgling and churning while online! Everytime I startup there is a constant whittling away of my drive space!! Someone suggested keeping my box offline, and removing any, and everything not needed for vids and graphics! Seems extreme.
I pride myself on being somewhat computer literate...but this "space issue" is a black science, and very frustrating to me!!
Thanks for any help you can provide! Ron
Hi John, Thanks for the link! I think this will work in several ways!!
I never thought that adjusting my Preferences would help much in relation to disc space! But, it should be the first thing that I look at!
>and store "just files" on my swappable drive
You should also consider creating your projects on your larger drive, since there are project temp files that go to the same drive as the project (you may need to TELL PPro to put the project temp files on the same drive, it's been awhile since I started a new project)