Hi, I could use some help with the answers to five or six questions regarding hard drives in a DAW. Any advice is appreciated.
Ideally, how many hard drives would a well setup DAW require (running Cubase and a bunch of plug-ins)?
On which drive would you put your paging file?
How would programs and your data be divided among the other drives?
With SATA2 hard drives, would a RAID setup improve performance?
Should the system drive be a certain size? I believe I've heard it shouldn't be too large - not a 250GB or 320GB but smaller.
If you don't use a RAID setup for redundancy, is there any freeware that could create a disk image so that everything could be restored to a previous working state with data recovery. If not freeware, what would you recommend?