Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2
Asus P5LD2 Motherboard
80Gb hard drive for operating system
Two 200Gb hard drives – RAID
With all the sound libraries I’ve been amassing, my RAID is now90% full, so I was thinking of getting another internal hard drive.This would leave the RAID room to breathe, plus I’d then be able to improve performance by separating sounds from data.
My question is, would I be better advised to put the data (Cubase + audio files etc) on the RAID, leaving the VSTs andsound libraries on the yet-to-be-purchased new internal drive, or vice versa?
(I’ve only got one slot left, so can’t get another RAID)
Perhaps it doesn’t make a difference either way, but I thought I’d run it by you clever folks anyhow.
Last edited by fructose; 11-01-2005 at 06:03 PM.
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You should be running your OS, Cubase and your VSTs (and other applications) from the main drive, then storing audio data and samples only on the RAID. Alternatively, you could store audio data and samples on separate drives for optimum performance.
If you do most of your work with sample libraries, rather than live recording, I'd use the new drive for audio data only, and dedicate the RAID to your sample libraries.
Make sure that your power supply is up to all the HD's you want to install...
When you load down the system with a power supply that can not handle it all, you're in for some surprises that you will not want to deal with .... Also make sure your case can cool all these drives effectively ...The larger SATA drives can run a bit warm ... I learned both of these lessons the hard way ......Jim