Just did some end of the line upgrades to an old AM2 PC. Most notably updated the RAM and got an SSD drive as my boot disk.
My question then, is should I install the entire 10gb or so creative suite on my boot disk, or one of my other terabyte regular drives?
I am concerned mainly about choking the throughput of my C: if I use it as an applications drive and I have traditionally nly ever used C: for my OS in order to minimise data loss in the case of OS death.
my setup is:
AMD X2 6000
6gb 800mhz DDR2 ram
1 OCZ vertex2 60gb SSD (c:)
2x WD terabyte 7200rpm
and my options are:
c:> Windows7+creative suite+scratch disk
c:> Windows7+ scratch disk
as you have no doubt noticed, 60gb is not suitable for an applications and OS disk, so this is quite a dillema as I am about to go through a short production phase using this old girl and I wanna treat her right!!
Thank you in advance!
No dilemma at all. OS & programs on your SSD. No doubt. SSD's don't suffer from performance degradation as fill rates go up, like SATA drives. 60 GB is more than enough and it would be worrisome if you used more than 40 GB, because then you would be overloading your not very fast machine with a lot of crap.
You know the rule: Keep it CLM. Clean, Lean and Mean.
If you look for performance improvements, consider an Intel based machine (i7-9xx) and as a minimum 12 GB memory.
With three disks, look here: Adobe Forums: Generic Guideline for Disk Setup