Considering on the workflow and throughput, I would look into this:
C:\ OS, programs and probably Windows Virtual Memory Page File
D:\ Projects, Assets, Scratch Disks and then Export files
The ideal is to spread the I/O load over the available HDD's, as much, as is possible.
Thanks again Bill for a timely response.
We have just started up what will be our primary Video Editing Machine. It is an i7 cpu with 12g of memory and 2 2TB hard drives and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit that we are certainly expecting to give us some nice performance.
I had not considered that we should specify where to locate the Virtual Memory page file. I have heard that 7 does a better job of controlling that than earlier versions. I would guess that we shoud make setting that up as a priorty so that VMPF would be relatively close to the center of the drive before it gets too clutered. In 7 do you have any thoughts on the size? And also can that be set as a fixed location or is that best way? With the 2TB drive we should be able afford to set it ip for best performance.
I have read the same thing about Win7, being better. I am still running XP-Pro SP3 on my two main machines, so have not explored the Virtual Memory/Page File settings in Win7.
Also, with a 64-bit OS, and plenty of installed RAM, the Page File becomes less important, than with a 32-bit OS.
When all computers (mine included), go to 64-bit, with a ton of RAM, we'll probably see few discussions on Page File sizes, and locations.
For me, my Page Files are on D:\, and were set up statically, at ~ 2.5x my installed RAM, and were created when those drives were clean.