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    2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    I have two identical SATA 7200rpm hardrives. I also have 2 gig of ram.

    I have Sonar on Drive 1 which is my main drive. I save all my projects and editing on Drive 2.

    WHICH HARD DRIVE SHOULD I STORE MY SAMPLE LIBRARIES for better performance. Drive 1 or Drive 2?

    THANKS!!

    - Steve

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    Re: 2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    Whatever drive is NOT your OS drive I assume #2

    if you are RECORDING to #2, you may have problems, and #1 may be better.

    But what you really need is:

    Drive 1 OS + applications
    Drive 2 Audio Recording
    Drive 3 Samples
    Drive 4 VIDEO

    Drive 5 Porn COllection
    Drive 6 Games

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    Re: 2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    Ha Ha! You made me laugh. I do have my porn collection on an external firewire drive but I am not concerend about latent disk streaming with that one!

    Unfortunatley, I onliy have two internal SATA drives and I put my OS, applications and games all on that one and my projects, edits and documents on Drive 2.

    I guess I will put my sample libraries on drive 1. ALso, I assume 2 gigs of ram will assist with loading of samples.

    Thanks!

    Steve

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    Re: 2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    Hi,

    library drives should never be on the application drive which is usually Drive C: Therefore the 2nd drive gets the books.

    I am a techie

    Alan Russell
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    Re: 2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    I have posted this question in a number of forums and have received different answers, some say sample library on drive 2 others, say use the main drive!!

    My pagefile is on drive 2 and all my projects will be saved on drive 2 as well. My logic is, as I am recording my projects I will be reading from the main hard drive (OS and where my samples will be stored) then writing to my second hard drive (Where my projects will be saved).

    I already have 2 gigs of ram so my paging file should not be an issue. GPO should not be an issue either because the samples are stored in RAM. But when using other applications, such as Kontakt, etc, where samples may not be stored in memory, wondering what hard drive set up will be the best (For 2 identical hard drives 72oo rpm)

    - Steve

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    Re: 2 HARD DRIVES, CONFIGURATION

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Blaske
    I don't know if there's any hard and fast rule about that. Once the OS and application is loaded, the system drive has got nothing to do. It could certainly do some sample streaming. I've been able to do audio, samples and video off of the system drive alone on a Mac Powerbook running Logic. Nothing wrong with giving the system drive some work to do.

    Lee Blaske
    Lee,

    when the system dirve has been defined as in this case Drive C:, the RAM writes back and forth to that drive only. The 2nd hard drive is untouched by any application requests associated with the software.

    Alan Russell
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    http://AlanRussell-Music.com

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