Is there disadvantages to keeping the project files on the same disk as the media?
Keeping media on a separate disk means another whole folder structure.
I have four disks and am trying to set them up not only for performance but the best organizing possible.
10000 Velic 300gb - C: = OS
7200 1tb - D: = Paging file / Shared Assets
7200 1tb - E: = Projects / Media
7200 1tb - F: = ?
? = Media cache, and rendered files, video and audio looks like a good use.
I forgot about the Media Cache,
Would it be ok to put the Media Cache and the Paging file on the same disk and keep the shared assets on a disk by itself or does that defeat the purpose?
What you want to achieve is that disk accesses are spread over all your disks as much as possible. Depending on the nature of your projects, your inclination to render time lines, etc. you have to find your best solution. There is not a single solution, but if you keep the general statement about spreading the load in mind, you can set it up so it works best for you with your workflow.