368 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2007 11:01 PM by AndrewCapon
I did an experiment once, using 4 10K drives or volumes
Boot drive; 3rd party applications; scratch; "home user" account.
No benefit from a dedicated 3rd party applications.
Some benefit from separate drive for scratch (RAID)
Also for moving data and media files to another volume.
Using the boot drive for scratch and data can severely affect performance with some applications.
I also tried having just one large stripped raid for everything. Easy to setup and use, just backup (like twice a day to two different sets, which with 500-1000GB drives just got easier).
Thanks for the replies.
I have all my data on the raid volume but still I am getting slow startup times with Logic Pro, also I have a template that loads a fair amount of AU components this can take up to three minutes to load with the disk going mad.
I was hoping to be able to move Logic and my AU components onto the raid volume to speed this up.
Is it not possible to install apps onto anything but the boot disk?
Can I move parts of the library (the audio tree) onto a volume that isn't the boot volume?
Thanks for any advise
Things you can try:
Keep your boot drive to 40% use or less.
Use the fastest drive (10K Raptor or something)
Use two such drives in RAID.
Always check your drive with Disk Warrior if it isn't running up to snuff. I would also clean the system and library cache files.
Do a backup with SuperDuper, followed by erase of boot drive, then restore.
You could have a highly fragmented drive with files scattered all over that impedes launching. SuperDuper does a good job of organizing system files.
It is best to leave apps on the boot drive, their default location, and essential for Apple apps.