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Alan
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      01-02-2004, 08:14 PM
I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more storage
space so I've installed a second 200 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
appreciated.

Alan


 
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      01-02-2004, 08:19 PM
Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.

Alan


"Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
> storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more storage
> space so I've installed a second 200 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
> best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
> appreciated.
>
> Alan
>
>



 
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      01-02-2004, 08:39 PM
There isn't really much to say on this. Make sure it's formatted in
NTFS so your wasted space is minimal. Maybe do 3 partitions of 40 gigs each
so it's a little easier to manage but multiple folders would do the same
thing but I think OS's like smaller hard drives (less problems) so I'd
recommend the partition thing.

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"Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
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> Alan



 
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      01-02-2004, 09:25 PM

"Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:bt4jnu$1j8$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
>
> Alan
>

I just had one of my 40 GB hard drives go out and replaced it with at 120 GB ATA133 model that is a
bit faster than either of the old drives. I loaded all the programs and OS to the new drive and
left the old second 40 GB drive partitioned to a 35 GB image partition and a 5 GB Photoshop swap
partition. I couldn't see any upside in making multiple partitions on the new drive since I'm using
Win XP Pro. Having the swap files on another physical drive did help speed up things while doing
image editing, so I have kept this configuration the same as before. The drives are installed on
different IDE channels. I read somewhere that this speeds data transfers up a bit so I figure it
couldn't hurt.


 
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      01-02-2004, 10:29 PM
Erik Muna aka PetFish wrote:
> There isn't really much to say on this. Make sure it's formatted in
> NTFS so your wasted space is minimal. Maybe do 3 partitions of 40 gigs each
> so it's a little easier to manage but multiple folders would do the same
> thing but I think OS's like smaller hard drives (less problems) so I'd
> recommend the partition thing.
>
> --
> Erik Muna aka PetFish
> Freelance Web Design & Graphic Arts
> www.petfishonline.com ... my online portfolio
> www.dt-x.com ... my Dream Theater media site
> ICQ: 13466765
>
>
>
> "Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bt4jnu$1j8$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>>Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
>>
>>Alan

>
>
>


Make certain you make backups of that hard drive to DVD or CD or DAT.

Len

 
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egrob nesredep
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      01-03-2004, 12:24 AM
On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:14:30 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
>storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more storage
>space so I've installed a second 200 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
>best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
>appreciated.
>
>Alan
>



I am sure that you will eventually get all sorts of ideas but the one
I followed, advised by a knowledgeable friend has been my stand by
for years.

Whatever the size of the disks, I have 2 partition on each disk. The
first is 8 gb for the OS and the rest of that for programs.

E: hold the backups of the c:drive plus some of the programs I have
for evaluation.
The F: drive is used only for video editing and some storage of
Photos.

The idea of the 8 GB C:drive is that from time to time one might get
into trouble with the OS, in particular win 98SE. 2000 does very much
better.

It is so easy to sort that when the drive is small. I can format,
install OS and do the restore from backup in 90 minutes. It does
depend on a rigid system where backup is once per week and where you
have the space to keep the latest 3 copies

My camera is only 2 MP but as it is a 2100 Olympus I rarely have to do
any cropping. I can get an awful lot of pictures on a DVD. Video is
another lump of trouble but then I keep images on tape until I have
written the first good DVD. Only then do I reuse the tape.

For your information, my stats are:
Win 2000, Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
1 Gb memory,ADSL
80+200 GB of disc space,Oly C2100 & Optio S
Burners CD and DVD (Sony make)
Borge Pedersen :-)
Perth, Australia
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      01-03-2004, 03:20 PM
Thanks to everyone who have offered me advice.

Alan



"egrob nesredep" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:14:30 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
> >storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more

storage
> >space so I've installed a second 200 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
> >best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
> >appreciated.
> >
> >Alan
> >

>
>
> I am sure that you will eventually get all sorts of ideas but the one
> I followed, advised by a knowledgeable friend has been my stand by
> for years.
>
> Whatever the size of the disks, I have 2 partition on each disk. The
> first is 8 gb for the OS and the rest of that for programs.
>
> E: hold the backups of the c:drive plus some of the programs I have
> for evaluation.
> The F: drive is used only for video editing and some storage of
> Photos.
>
> The idea of the 8 GB C:drive is that from time to time one might get
> into trouble with the OS, in particular win 98SE. 2000 does very much
> better.
>
> It is so easy to sort that when the drive is small. I can format,
> install OS and do the restore from backup in 90 minutes. It does
> depend on a rigid system where backup is once per week and where you
> have the space to keep the latest 3 copies
>
> My camera is only 2 MP but as it is a 2100 Olympus I rarely have to do
> any cropping. I can get an awful lot of pictures on a DVD. Video is
> another lump of trouble but then I keep images on tape until I have
> written the first good DVD. Only then do I reuse the tape.
>
> For your information, my stats are:
> Win 2000, Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
> 1 Gb memory,ADSL
> 80+200 GB of disc space,Oly C2100 & Optio S
> Burners CD and DVD (Sony make)
> Borge Pedersen :-)
> Perth, Australia
> http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~borge/SMbackups
> private.php?do=newpm&u=
> remove SPAM and underlines for email



 
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      01-03-2004, 03:48 PM
On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:19:11 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
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>Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
>
>Alan
>
>
>"Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:bt4jf6$10h$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
>> storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more storage
>> space so I've installed a second 200 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
>> best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Alan
>>
>>

>

You might consider installing the new 120G drive in one of the USB2
portable enclosures. Transfer rates are good, and it's easy to move
your collection of photos around to different computers. These
enclosures (be sure to get one with a fan) are about $59 at Fry's. I
use four of them.
 
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      01-19-2004, 06:50 AM
By keeping your data on a hard drive, your just asking for continued
maintenance, out of sync data, and eventually a disaster. We'll
archive and index those files for a fee. Here is the description of
our service:

http://www.remotearchiving.com/ra1462 - RemoteArchiving retrieves and
manages every type of file format from text to digital pictures, along
with their associated data, for permanent archiving. RemoteArchiving
will graphically index and store all these "MEDIA ASSETS" of your
entire department onto Compact Disks ("CD's") or Digital Video Disks
("DVD's") for quick and easy RETRIEVAL at any time.

If you are an individual with inexpensive time on your hands, then you
probably don't want to pay for such a service. In that case, I'd
suggest you make partitions on your hard drive in the size of CDs,
copy your data to it, organize the data, index the data, and then burn
the disks. It should take you an average of 4 hours per disk,
assuming there are no problems in the process.

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> Make certain you make backups of that hard drive to DVD or CD or DAT.
>
> Len



> > "Alan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > I have a 40 gig hard drive which is used for everything including photo
> > storage. Having bought a 6 megapixel camera, I felt I needed more storage
> > space so I've installed a second 120 gig hard drive and wonder how can I
> > best use this new drive for image storing only. Suggestions would be
> > appreciated.
> >
> >Alan

 
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