I have 2 120gig, Maxtor 7200rpm SATA drives. I installed Sonar 4 and Kompakt on my main drive (Drive C). Should I install my sample libraries on my second hard drive (Drive E)? For example, should I install Pro tools sample libraries on my second drive?
I am using the second drive for saving my projects and editing but will I see better performance by installing all my sample libraries on drive 2? I am not editing samples, just looking for playback.
You will be better off if you put your samples in the second hard drive. It´s always a good idea to separate sample information from program information, since programs are frequently uninstalled/updated, and samples tend to remain untouched for long periods of time.
By keeping samples in a separate drive or partition you will be able to modify your system without affecting too much your setup. Even if you have to reinstall Windows for some reason, this procedure will keep your sample data safe.
I have posted this question in a number of forums and have received different answers, some say sample library on drive 2 others, say use the main drive!!
My pagefile is on drive 2 and all my projects will be saved on drive 2 as well. My logic is, as I am recording my projects I will be reading from the main hard drive (OS and where my samples will be stored) then writing to my second hard drive (Where my projects will be saved).
I already have 2 gigs of ram so my paging file should not be an issue. GPO should not be an issue either because the samples are stored in RAM. But when using other applications, such as Kontakt, etc, where samples may not be stored in memory, wondering what hard drive set up will be the best (For 2 identical hard drives 72oo rpm)