Do NOT partition drives
Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Thanks for the links! that is what I needed.
Now, if you know what you are doing and WHY there is one reason to partition a boot drive
I have an old Pinnacle Dv500 that digitizes analog input from a VHS player... and which won't work with Win7
So... I have a small WinXP partition on my boot drive to ONLY run Premiere 6x and the Dv500... and everything else is Win7
But that is not a case of trying to create a new drive letter for Win7 to use for anything... that partition is not used at all by Win7
The reason suppliers do that is because they have:
Lazy and incompentent staff or call-centres to offer support. When a customer has a problem, they simply tell the client to reset everything to factory defaults (from the second partition) and gone is the problem, at least in their eyes.
They never worry about performance, heck, they may not even know the word and its meaning.
I think most of us have all experienced technical support to suggest only to restore to factory defaults or reformat and install afresh. The number of times that suppliers were able to really help, at least in my experience, are too few to mention. I can't even remember one instance where they were more than an ineffective nuisance. Admitted, hardware and systems software is difficult to troubleshoot, much more so than application software, but the use of call-centres and their (demonstrated) lack of expertise is aggravating....
Sorry for the rant.