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    GGPO Library, Second hard drive?

    I have 2 120gig, Maxtor 7200rpm SATA drives. I installed Sonar and Garritan on my main drive (Drive C). Should I install my sample libraries on my second hard drive (Drive E)? Shoul I sntal the Garritan GPO library on my second hard drive?

    I am using the second drive for saving my projects and editing but will I see better performance by installing all my sample libraries on drive 2? I am not editing samples, just looking for playback.


    Thanks!!!

    Steve

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    Re: GGPO Library, Second hard drive?

    If these are faster drives, then it will only speed up load times. Since GPO runs in RAM there is no disc streaming to worry about like GS3 or something.

    -Chris

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    Re: GGPO Library, Second hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas
    If these are faster drives, then it will only speed up load times. Since GPO runs in RAM there is no disc streaming to worry about like GS3 or something.

    -Chris
    Chris:

    So, the only thing an external HD does is save space on your computer HD?

    I was planning on acquiring a 60 GB mobile external HD (7200 rpm) for my Mac laptop (see specs below) and I thought putting the library on that external HD would make things appreciably better. Maybe in my case it would because my Mac is spinning at 5400 rpm.

    Need some advice from computer-savy folks like you, Chris.......

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: GGPO Library, Second hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhap2
    So, the only thing an external HD does is save space on your computer HD?
    That's true, but the main reason is to separate audio from your operating system. The OS may decide to do some system housekeeping at the precise moment you're recording a once-in-a-lifetime take!

    CRASH!!!

    It's always a good idea to keep your audio (and video) stuff on a dedicated hard drive.

    If you're on a PC and running XP, there is a really cool web site with useful tuning tips for getting the best performance for your system: MusicXP.net
    Last edited by bmpsound; 07-31-2005 at 02:53 PM. Reason: link to useful web site
    Steve Barden
    www.SteveBarden.com
    "So....it's a profit deal!" - Navin R. Johnson

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    Re: GGPO Library, Second hard drive?

    BMPSound:

    Thanks for your post and the "tips" link. I will surely check it out.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--Toshiba laptop, 2.8 GHz CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, GPO4-JABB3-Auth. STEINWAY-Gofriller CELLO-Stradivari VIOLIN-COMB2-WORLD, FINALE 2009/11, RME Digiface, Cardbus, V-Stack---Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 8, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express.--MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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