Thank you! That is, in fact, an in-depth and informative article. However, it doesn't actually answer my question - do I really hurt myself that much by using a single video editing hdd? It is still going to be separate from C:, so would the setup decision impact me to such an extent that my comfort would be noticably degraded when editing 15 min videos?
I edit AVCHD and FLIP home video... my setup may be slower than with more drives, but a minute or two here or there is not a problem... to ME
My 3 hard drives for video editing are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input source & output export files