2 hard disk and efficiency

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Piter, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Piter

    Piter Guest

    I have 2HDDs and I wonder what's the best scratch disk configuration:

    a) Windows swap file on HDD 1 and Photoshop scratch disk on HDD 2
    or:
    b) Both Windows and Photoshop swap files set to HDD 2

    I also welcome any additional ideas on how I can utilize these 2 hard drives
    to achieve maximum performance.
    Both are 7200 RPM Seagate Barracudas on separate IDE channels.
     
    Piter, Mar 19, 2005
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    jjs Guest

    Add two more.
     
    jjs, Mar 20, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Add another hard disk and have Windows Swap on disk 2 and PS Swap on
    disk 3 ;-)

    Failing that, just make sure that the swap files are on different hard
    disks.

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    Hecate, Mar 20, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    Without going into all of the possible RAID options, and going with what you
    have, the best should be:

    OS, PS and Win Swap on physical disk 1

    PS Scratch Disk (hopefully only) on physical disk 2

    PS CS will use ALL of the HDD real estate that you can use. I think the limit
    is around 3200 TB (forget what the designation above TB is, right now).
    Obviously more that any one individual is likely to have available. In the "
    old days" of v6-7 it was 4x4GB for Scratch Disk, hence one could take a 16GB
    HDD, and partition it x4, allocating each as a PS Scratch Disk. It is good to
    keep your Scratch Disks free of other data, especially data that is likely to
    be re-written, as fragmentation can occur. I always keep the largest possible
    HDD free for PS CS.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Mar 20, 2005
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    iehsmith Guest

    Does this mean you need yet another disk for Illustrator???

    inez
     
    iehsmith, Mar 20, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Only if you use them both at the same time...:)

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    Hecate, Mar 21, 2005
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