I am trying to optimize my system and under the preferences under media it is set to the default on the C: drive. Here is my setup I have a 1TB C:\ for OS and programs and four 1TB drives setup Raid 5 which is my D:\ drive and 24GB of Ram. If I understand correctly I should set my Media cache files and Media cache Database to the D:\ drive? If I check Save media files next to originals dose this do the same thing? Also with 24GB of ram what and where should I set my pagefile to?
Your raid is nearly three times faster than your boot disk, so I would put the media cache files next to your projects on the raid. With 24 GB memory, the location of the pagefile is not really important, since it will hardly be used, due to the good memory management of PR. If you use on-board IHCR, you may put the pagefile on C because the IHCR is pretty slow in comparison to a dedicated controller.
I forgot if I check the box save media files next to original when possible is that the same thing or should I deicate a folder for each one?