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Re: Setting up my new PC
      08/02/13 01:53 PM
If Google didn't collect the data, the service wouldn't work so well. That's a simple fact, because analysing the data is at the core of how they improve the search engine.

A few hundred people stopping the data being collected would do nothing... if everyone did that, then it would be interesting to see the effect, and frustrating to get the right results.

A little healthy distrust of large companies is no bad thing, but I think it's also sensible to keep it in perspective, and to understand why they operate the way they do, because then you're making a decision that is at least based on facts rather than the fiction of many conspiracy theories that do the rounds.


As for setting up the music PC, I use an SSD for my main data - it makes sample based synths that much smoother to run. I have recently started slicing drives into many partitions, and keep each project on its own partition. I start a new project with a quick format of that partition - it's just much faster than defrag etc. and finished projects get archived into a folder on a large backup drive.

Working that way has enabled me to do far more with an old WinXP machine than I ever achieved on the same machine before. I can physically use far more tracks, more complex arrangements in The Grand and EastWest Symphonic Gold... it all just runs smoother than it did, so I'd like to think I've got it right.

As drives have improved performance and processors become far quicker, I think the gains to be had from particular arrangements of system data and recording data are much more marginal on modern systems. Just put an SSD in there for data and watch it go like a rocket - it puts all the other system wrangling to eek another few percent performance into perspective.

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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
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   09/02/13 03:14 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Exalted Wombat   09/02/13 03:33 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   09/02/13 05:03 PM
. * 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
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   08/02/13 04:17 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   09/02/13 01:29 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   09/02/13 03:26 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   09/02/13 07:11 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   09/02/13 08:12 PM
. * 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
. * Re: Setting up my new PC BJG145   07/02/13 02:05 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   07/02/13 03:06 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Mock Element   06/02/13 05:13 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   06/02/13 12:33 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   07/02/13 01:37 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC johnny h   07/02/13 01:50 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   07/02/13 02:00 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC johnny h   07/02/13 03:14 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Magic Matt   08/02/13 12:42 AM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Pete Kaine   06/02/13 04:59 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC johnny h   06/02/13 02:27 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC Scramble   06/02/13 12:44 PM
. * Re: Setting up my new PC The Elf   06/02/13 02:20 PM
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