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Would there be any advantage to having the 2009 program on the same hardrive that I am going to do the storage and edditting on rather than the2009 on the C:/ and the work being on the new secondary drive I bought and installed. Just curious! Also the 2009 seems to run sluggish ,any ideas? Thanks Gary

Oh!and Jim Hardin,the hardrive installation was relativity easy!

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I've did both, for image restore programs like Acronis TI and Ghost, I prefer one drive for all programs.

 

I would advise never do Audio or Video work on a HD the operating system is on. The reason is the fragmentation that takes place writing the large files to the drive.

 

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That is good to hear!

 

My personal preference is to put all programs on the C:\ drive and not split them up. They always seem to work a little better that way, to me…

 

Others may feel otherwise but there is no right answer.

Thanks cd,gg and jim.

Jim,and others ,so it would be okay to install 2009 entirely on the new hardrive along with any captured material and do the editting etc. on the same drive? - Gary

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If you install on another drive other than 'C' drive, the program still gets some of it put on 'C' drive, maybe 200-300mb worth.

 

I could fire up another pc where I have MS and antivirus on the 'C' drive and all other programs on the 'D' drive and check but it's close.

 

Does that help?

 

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QUOTE (gary b @ Nov 9 2008, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks cd,gg and jim.

Jim,and others ,so it would be okay to install 2009 entirely on the new hardrive along with any captured material and do the editting etc. on the same drive? - Gary

I do mine that way…

 

I archive over to my D:\ drive when done, and eventually onto an external or optical media for long term storage.

 

In Tips & Tricks there is an article on that you may find a use for. Planning

 

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QUOTE (gary b @ Nov 9 2008, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks cd,gg and jim.

Jim,and others ,so it would be okay to install 2009 entirely on the new hardrive along with any captured material and do the editting etc. on the same drive? - Gary

I try to keep mostly just Windows on my C: drive, which keeps my OS image backups smaller. I install my applications on the D: drive (even though most all still add some files to the C: drive) and then keep my data that I'm working on on my E:, F:, and G: drives.

 

Just another opinion.

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I do mine that way…

 

I archive over to my D:\ drive when done, and eventually onto an external or optical media for long term storage.

 

In Tips & Tricks there is an article on that you may find a use for. Planning

 

Thanks Again Jim and others for your input ,but to be honest I am a little confused.So remembering Jim's advice I will give all the pertinent information so your answers will" Fit My Situation." My machine originally had a 160gb hardrive and was partitioned into two parts,the larger being the C:/ and the smaller being the D:/. The D:/ being designated for the OS.

Jim had advised leaving the 2009 on the C:/ and using the newly installed J:/ for storing captured material and doing editting etc. Then the thought came that having the2009 uninstalled from the C:/ and put on the new J:/

might be better and help with the periodic hanging/freeze up and sluggishness I'm experiencing.OKAY NOW FIRE AWAY AT THIS ROOKIE!!! BUT REMEMBER, YOU USED TO BE A CARD CARRYING rookie TOO!

Any ideas about the hanging and sluggishness ? Gary

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QUOTE (gary b @ Nov 10 2008, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Again Jim and others for your input ,but to be honest I am a little confused.So remembering Jim's advice I will give all the pertinent information so your answers will" Fit My Situation." My machine originally had a 160gb hardrive and was partitioned into two parts,the larger being the C:/ and the smaller being the D:/. The D:/ being designated for the OS.

Jim had advised leaving the 2009 on the C:/ and using the newly installed J:/ for storing captured material and doing editting etc. Then the thought came that having the2009 uninstalled from the C:/ and put on the new J:/

might be better and help with the periodic hanging/freeze up and sluggishness I'm experiencing.OKAY NOW FIRE AWAY AT THIS ROOKIE!!! BUT REMEMBER, YOU USED TO BE A CARD CARRYING rookie TOO!

Any ideas about the hanging and sluggishness ? Gary

Periodic hanging/freezing/sluggishness are signs that Windows has been installed too long. Too many applications have been installed/uninstalled. Possible malware infection (try Adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy). With Windows 98, I used to figure on a clean install every 2 years at the most. With Windows 2000, I actually got several years without doing a clean install, 3 or 4. I installed XP in April of this year, and I recently did another clean install because it was already getting bogged down, only 6 months.

 

Obviously, the best way to do it is to do a clean install on a new drive, that way you can quickly swap back to the old drive if you need to at least get back to where you were.

 

As for having your OS on the D:\ drive, I don't see any problem there. Make sure that partition isn't getting full, and that there is enough room for the swap file. (I've moved my swap file to a different physical drive, hopefully it'll keep things faster.)

 

So, not much in the lines of suggestions there, just sharing some experiences.

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Actually it's virtually impossible to install doze on a 'D' drive - no matter what you do, even if you deliberately select the second partition (a bad idea in the first place because all the boot files have to be in the drive root) doze will call it 'C'.

 

Apps are ALWAYS installed on the partition with the OS - there can be problems if they are elsewhere (and anyway, almost every app needs to have a presence on the OS drive)

 

There can also be problems installing an OS that crosses a certain line in the disk partition table. Doze never mentions it, but anyone who has worked with Linux will know that particular error message

 

The setup I use here is Primary Master = 4 partitions (different OS on each)

Primary Slave = 3 partitions (My Documents, Temp files, general storage). The files are 'shared' in that each MS OS points to the same location for both Temp and My Documents

 

Secondary Master - DVD

Secondary Slave = 2 partitons (Pagefile.sys in its own partition) and more storage. Again, the MS OSs all use the same pagefile partition (as they never run concurrently, there is no problem)

 

Most working is done on the RAID array and not on the IDE drives, but so long as the 'working area' is reserved for that, it should do the trick

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