Your set-up so far is spot on!
Program files on the C drive. Media and project files on your second drive.
it basically confirmed what i was doing (although he suggests three drives, one for OS and programs, one for projects and videos and one for pagefile/scratch/rendering.
But, i posted this link cause he also mentions to turn off indexing and NTFS compression (both on by default in Windows 7) and he mentions moving the pagefile to another disk other than the boot disk and removing it off the boot disk.
He also gives several other tips that I found useful.
Right now I have Premiere Elements 9 on my 2nd disk, so I am going to remove it and put it on my solid state, or would do you think I could try this procedure. Keep my OS on the solid state, leave the PE9 program on the slave 2TB SATA, and make a folder on my solid state for rendering/encoding and keep my projects and videos on the 2TB slave.
in other words
64GB SSD = OS and folder for rendering/encoding
2TB SATA = PE9 Program, Projects/Videos and OS Pagefile
What do you think?
I was going to post the link to Harm's article, but you have already found it.
Though there have been some hardware improvements, since he first posted it, with the replies to it, most have been addressed.
I have no argument with any aspect of Harm's article.
so, since i have a solid state 64GB as my main (C) drive with the OS on it and my 2TB (F) slave drive, would i get the best performance by putting the PE9 program on the C drive and use the C drive as a scratch drive and put videos and projects on the F drive?
put the program on the F drive along with the videos and projects and just use the C drive as the OS and scratch drive \
or is there another better way?
I just wanna set it up right before i start using it full time.
This wil take some testing.
I did the same with my two setups, and found that having my Page File on C:\ and D:\ on the workstation was faster, while having the Page File on E:\ was fastest on the laptop. It just depends.
As for programs, most Adobe programs want to be on C:\.
I ended up putting the program on the solid state C drive with the OS and put the videos and the projects on the slave 2GB SATA drive.
I went into the program and set my rendering, encoding and scratch to a folder I created on the solid state drive.
I am about to start a pretty big project (a 2 hour concert video with three camera angles and an audio track) so, I will see how that goes and report back my results.
First, ensure that all of your hard drives are formatted NTFS or you'll never be able to work with a video file that big!
That said, a bigger determiner than how your drives are set up is how your project files are set up.
What kind of camcorder is your video coming from?
It's vital that, when you set up your Premiere Elements project, you select project settings that perfectly match your source footage. You'll know you've got it rigth because, when you place your clips on your timeline, there will be NO RED LINES above the clips on your timeline until you add effects to them.
If this is not the case, you will very likely have problems later.
Yes they are ntfs and my video is in avi format from a samsung recorded on an internal sd card. No red lines above the files in the timeline. So far so good.
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