Hi all -- I just installed my new 250gig HD drive (to help out my wheezing 160gig drive that's pretty maxed out!), and I want to start moving stuff onto it.... here are my basic understandings, help me if you have any tips:
1. I should have my various software applications (Garritan, Colossus, SO Gold, etc.) on my existing C drive, and have their respective sample libraries on the new drive. (I've heard that's supposed to increase efficiency). Is that correct?
2. For my existing libraries, can I just move 'em on over to the new drive (using cut and paste?). Or should I do it from the disks? Or (horrors) should I uninstall and re-install them all, specifying the new drive path?
3. One package I have, GigaStudio 3, has simply never played along well with others. It gets cranky and crashes things quickly. If I didn't like the samples I'd sell it in a heartbeat. Anyhow, I've HEARD (though this could be b.s.) that it has difficulties because GigaStudio runs "below" Windows, at the "kernel" level, whatever that is. But GigaStudio's booklet ALSO says that it's best to have its software and sample libs stored on separate drives. So, I'm thinking of installing GigaStudio onto the new HD drive (where Windoze doesn't live), and GigaS's sample libs on my old C drive. So, still separate, but reversed from the others. Is that a good idea, bad idea, or won't make any difference?
4. What, if anything, might the optimal impact be for my other two DAW programs (Sonar 5, and Finale 2006). Can these two guys just continue to live and work on the old C drive?
I know that's a lot, but I'd sure appreciate the feedback!