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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Optimal Disk Drive Usage

I couldn't find a thread that specifically addresses this, and I'm probably picking nits, but.. where is it best to put temporary files? On the system drive, or on the "data/video" drive. In my case I have a 10,000 RPM system drive, and my mind it would seem preferable to have any temporary files (e.g., prerendered files, DVD images) created on the system drive. Seems like it would be faster since the software would be essentially reading from one drive and writing to the other, not to mention that it is a faster drive.

Anyone have the answer?

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Anywhere but your boot drive is the best answer. If you have a drive to which you are rendering, or a drive where you store your clips, or an audio drive...this all works well. But avoid the system drive when ever possible.
And do your best to keep things clean after projects.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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And do your best to keep things clean after projects.
What do you mean with that?

And also, if you use a secondary hard drive as storage for your clips and sounds and also use that as a render disc, isn't that bad? both reading and writing from/to the same disc?

isn't it better to use a secondary hard drive for storage clips and sounds, and a third hard drive to render to?

Please inform me...
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Old March 15th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #4
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What do you mean with that?isn't it better to use a secondary hard drive for storage clips and sounds, and a third hard drive to render to?..
I believe so - and this is what I do!

Regarding keeping it clean I think Spot is suggesting you minimise cluttering the PC with huge amounts of video files when a project is finished (i.e. archive them somewhere else like an external USB hard drive) and regularly defragment the drives. Defragmenting works faster the more empty they are anyway.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #5
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I use Auslogics Disk Defrag.
It's available for free and it's excellent,you can select which drives you want to defrag,including external drives.
It quite fast. If you're using Vista then you'll know how slooooow the vista defrag is.

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Old March 15th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #6
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ok thnx for the answer...
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