a. Bad advise. Never partition.
b. Bad advise. Never partition.
c. Good advise. Seconded.
I'm not aware of any disks that have 350 G capacity. 300, 320 or 400 yes, but not 350.
You would be well served with a smaller boot disk like a Velociraptor 150 or 300 G just for boot disk, OS & programs and use the current 1 TB for media.
My bad, 320 not 350 G.
So you think a velociraptor 150 for both the OS/programs & scracth/page file (therefore leaving the 2 TB drives for Capture and Output)?
Better the velociraptor than even than my 2nd option of buying the 2 350G drives for independant OS and scratch drives?
Click on the link in my previous post and a lot may become clearer.
C: Velociraptor for OS & progams
D: current 1 TB for a fixed page file, scratch, media cache, projects
E: current 1 TB for media and exports
If you continue to use the current 320 disk, use that for a fixed page file and the media cache, leave the rest on D:
Thanks heaps Harm,
B.T.W. Just a thought - The 1TB "D" drive I'll be using for the pagefile/scratch seems such a waist of a disk, seeing it will never be utilized for more than a tiny percentage of it's capacity. I don't actually have a 320Gig drive (just a 120 + 80 (both IDE) from my previous computer which I plan to use as back up drives - or just throw away), but if I should purchase a cheap 320G drive, wouldn't it read/write much slower than the 1Tb drive?
Could I use one of my old IDE drives for pagefile/media cache?
Sorry I misunderstood you, but sure, the 120 G IDE drive could be a good location for the page file and media cache.
The IDE drives are so much slower than current Sata 2 or Sata 3 drives, I would not use them at all in this system accept for archive of non important data. That is simply due to the likely drive failure after the likely period of time these IDE drives have been around. A 500GB 32 Meg Cache drive would be considerably faster than those and very cheap at this point.
Yeah, I've just been told the same thing about the IDE drives; to keep them for storage and either run with Harm's 3 drive set up (keeping IDE for backups) or buy another sata drive.
Thanks for your thoughts.