A hopefully useful tip for you. We all know the benefits of Defrag on our PCs but i\'ve recently discovered a way of greatly improving access speeds.
I\'ve been using VSL via HALION and therefore have a harddisk full of thousands of samples (after converting the GIGAs) - defrag helped but I recently found an alternative called \"O+O defrag\". This allows you to defrag and order your files alphabetically - which is fantastic for samples as it puts them all togehter - in the case of HALIONized samples this means the preload and search times are notably faster - not sure you\'d get the same benefit from large single files (a la GIGA), but for multiple small sampled WAVs as HALION uses its a godsend.
Ok so it took about 16hours [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] to defrag on my external firewire drive - but the results seem to be well worth it. Anyone else had experience of this or similar housekeeping tips?