My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 swap file and video project files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows swap file
Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunatly I have only a 1 Tb hard disk to work with for now, sorry for not mentioning that in the begining. There are about 920 gig's available and I plan on backing up the shows we do to an external drive in the very near future.
Better yet, start with 4 large SSD's in raid10 for OS, 16 HDD's in raid30, including 2 hot-spares and 4 HDD's in raid0 for pagefile, cache and previews. That will get you started.
" Better yet, start with 4 large SSD's in raid10 for OS, 16 HDD's in raid30, including 2 hot-spares and 4 HDD's in raid0 for pagefile, cache and previews. That will get you started. "
Good Lord, baby Jeeesus!
It was an intended suggestion for grown-ups, not for Good Lord, baby Jeeesus! since they already know.
No insult or pun intended.
I appologize Harm, I thought you were kidding. I'm new to the requirements of PP and hearing a suggestion of 16 HDD's to somebody who just bought a system with only one HDD, I hope you can understand my reaction.
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Your best bet is to get yourself a small second drive, say 250 or 320 GB. These can be had for around $40 at newegg.com Take out the current 1TB and install this new drive as your main C: drive. Reinstall your operating system and programs here.
Wipe the current 1TB drive, and use that as a Media drive.
Grab yourself a third drive, say 500GB to 1TB (around $50 to $80), and use that for Projects/Scratch.
Thank you Jim, I will do that right away.