Programs belond on the SSD. Data belongs on your 3TB HDD. Footage is data. So, the problem is how you "downloaded" data to your SSD. Delete it and download again to the HDD. Or, move it to the HDD.
Scratch disk are not part of were the data lives. They are about where the "rendering" takes place.
On my system I have all the scratch disks set to "Same as Project". Per Bill Hunt's advice, I create a folder for each project and fill it with the video data I want copied from the HDD. The SSD is so fast that everthing works better.
When the project is complete, the folder is copied back to the HDD.
I have a similar setup (win7 ssd / hdd). It baffles me that microsoft still does not allow a simple way to install OS and program on one drive (SSD) and leave documents on another drive. (HDD)
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I did it on 2 computers already and it's great.
DISK SPACE MANAGEMENT QUESTION FOR ELEMENTS
C:\ (120GB SSD)
Premiere Elements 11
D:\ (2TB HD)
Media (a/v) files
All other files
The objective is to use this set-up w/o using up valuable space on the SSD.
1) Move all possible Elements files from C:\ to D:\ other than the operating program.
2) Relocate, remap, redirect all Elements files that 'build-up' during a Project from C:\ to D:\.
Understand what effective 'housekeeping' I can do of these 'growing' Elements files during a project to prevent overload to the SSD.
(Cache, preview, rendering, etc)
3) Upon completion of a project, I would like to delete all files associated with that project from C:\ (or elsewhere). I can simply save the Project file and media (a/v) files on a separate external drive for archiving.
For the most part, when I finish a project, I'm done. I'm not going back to re-edit it. I burn a DVD and move on to another project.
I understand the Scratch Disk settings. All media (a/v) files will be stored on a drive separate from C:\.
What concerns me are the variety of 'other' files that build during a Project. What can I delete (during the project) and perhaps better yet, what files/folders can I remap to D:\ permanently to prevent files from being auto saved into C:\?
Win 7 Home Premium- 64bit
16GB DDR3 RAM (upgrading to 32)
2-AMD Radeon 6790 graphics cards