Hard drive storage ideas

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Alan, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    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
    Alan, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.

    Alan


    "Alan" <> 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
    >
    >
    Alan, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. 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" <> wrote in message
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    > Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
    >
    > Alan
    Erik Muna aka PetFish, Jan 2, 2004
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  4. Alan

    Jimmy Guest

    "Alan" <> wrote in message news:bt4jnu$1j8$...
    > 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.
    Jimmy, Jan 2, 2004
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  5. Alan

    l v Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:bt4jnu$1j8$...
    >
    >>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
    l v, Jan 2, 2004
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  6. On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:14:30 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
    <> 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
    mailto:
    remove SPAM and underlines for email
    egrob nesredep, Jan 3, 2004
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  7. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Thanks to everyone who have offered me advice.

    Alan



    "egrob nesredep" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:14:30 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
    > <> 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
    > mailto:
    > remove SPAM and underlines for email
    Alan, Jan 3, 2004
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  8. Alan

    OT Guest

    On Fri, 2 Jan 2004 20:19:11 +0000 (UTC), "Alan"
    <> wrote:

    >Sorry that should have read a 120 gig second hard drive.
    >
    >Alan
    >
    >
    >"Alan" <> wrote in message
    >news:bt4jf6$10h$...
    >> 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.
    OT, Jan 3, 2004
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  9. Alan

    Rob Guest

    By keeping your data on a hard drive, your just asking for continued
    maintenance, out of sync data, and eventually a disaster. We'll
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    If you are an individual with inexpensive time on your hands, then you
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    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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    >Subject: Re: Hard drive storage ideas
    >View this article onlyNewsgroups: alt.graphics.photoshop
    >Date: 2004-01-02 14:30:34 PST
    >
    > Make certain you make backups of that hard drive to DVD or CD or DAT.
    >
    > Len



    > > "Alan" <> 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
    Rob, Jan 19, 2004
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