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Re: Setting up my new PC
      08/02/13 10:10 AM
Interesting thread - up to a point, at least...

I'd never heard of Ninite, DuckDuckGo or WaterFox, and I thought I was pretty IT savvy (at least, that's what I tell my employer!).

In a slight "me too" style hijack, I'm also expecting my new DAW system to arrive in a few days and have been thinking about how I set up my drives/partitions.

I've gone for a 240GB SSD System drive, and a pair of 1TB HDD for samples and audio. My current (now definitely dead) DAW has/had the expected OS and apps on the 500GB system drive, audio had a 1TB drive to itself, and samples and VSTs had their own folders on a 500GB HDD.

Is this a sensible way to do things? I think I read another thread here recently that stated that VST(i)s are generally pretty small (in terms of storage) and they could easily sit on a system drive and therefore benefit from the SSD speed boost when loading. Sample data for said VSTs would go on the sample drive, obviously.

Or is there a better way to use the drives on my new system?

Cheers,
Si

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* Setting up my new PC The Elf 06/02/13 09:57 AM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Moroccomoose   08/02/13 11:02 AM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC CaptainChoptastic   08/02/13 10:10 AM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   08/02/13 01:26 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Exalted Wombat   09/02/13 03:05 PM
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. * Re: Setting up my new PC Exalted Wombat   09/02/13 03:33 PM
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. * Re: Setting up my new PC James PerrettModerator   09/02/13 09:05 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Scramble   09/02/13 09:24 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   09/02/13 11:14 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   08/02/13 01:53 PM
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. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   09/02/13 01:29 PM
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. * Re: Setting up my new PC johnny h   09/02/13 05:21 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   09/02/13 07:10 PM
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