If you are running Windows (sorry, your run on sentence makes it hard for me to read) you need to search for Microsoft help to learn how to set up your drive
Microsoft has MANY Windows articles... just keep searching
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
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Hmmm, your response is confusing. It doesn't seem to address my questions at all. Almost looks like a response for a different thread. Perhaps this one: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4238237#4238237
My questions are about the pagefile and SSD performance (specifically the Intel 520) vs HDD performance. You do not mention any of that in your response. I also don't see my confusing run on sentence. I didn't use perfect grammer, but it appears to be clear and appropriate for this forum.
I'm using Windows 7 Pro x64.
I call it a swap file... search at Microsoft to learn how to tell Windows to use something other than the boot drive
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You need to kill the Microsoft Hibernation mode. Open a CMD prompt and type “powercfg –h off. After a reboot you will find many more GB's of usable space.
Thanks Bill. Your response was very helpful. I got 20gb of space back with your tip. I was previously aware that hibernate took lots of disk space, but I only had it turned off under the windows power management settings (which did not give me my SSD space back). Thanks again!
Also, I checked my pagefile size when I got home. It's 32GB. Looks like I need to finish my build and get that moved to a larger drive.
I'd still like to hear more thoughts on my Intel 520 vs HDD comment/question in my first post. Here is what I am currently thinking for my disk setup:
C: single Intel 520 SSD 120GB for OS/Programs
D: x2 Intel 520 SSDs in RAID 0 for Pagefile, Scratch, Temp
E: x4 WD Caviar Black 1gb in RAID 0 for Media/Project/Export
Do you guys think this would give me a balanced system?
Intel i7 3930k
Asus P9X79 WS
nVidia GTX 570 2.5GB
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Sorry but I do not like SSD's.
In RAID they will not stay as high performance drives because Microsoft TRIM will not work on RAIDed SSD's therefore after awhile performance will significant drop off with no warning.
I did a series of runs of PPBM5 (total 13 GB per run) on my 240 GB SATA3 SSD I should have kept track but after about 15 to 20 runs with deletetion after each run the Disk I/O performance went to hades.
Do not use an SSD for your page file AKA swap file. SSDs deteriorate in the long term when there is frequent re-writing of files on them. Put your page file on a conventional hard drive.
Thanks, great info. I'll stick with HDDs for my non-OS drives. So now this bings up a new question. I'll start a new thread since my original post/question has been answered.