View Full Version : Hard Drive Layout Question
01-16-2009, 01:31 PM
When I purchased my CS it came with two drives - a drive for my OS and a drive for my audio. When I load virtual instruments and plugins a put them on my OS drive C drive to keep the D drive strictly for ProTools audio. The C drive is now almost full so I am thinking of going to a 3-drive system:
2) V.I. & plugins
3) ProTools audio files
My question is what would be involved in moving the V.I. & samples from one disk to another ? Would I need to uninstall and reinstall them or just move them?
Also, if you have a better suggestion for arranging your hard drives I'd like to hear other suggestions.
01-17-2009, 09:20 AM
DAW Drive Setup
C: (Boot) OS, apps and vsts - your applications and vsts are generally only loaded once and don't hit the disk thereafter HOWEVER your OS will need to do occasional housekeeping work so you want to keep your projects and sample libraries on other drives.
(order of secondary drives doesn't matter)
D: Sample libraries
E: thru Z: Music projects and misc data
You want to use a separate drive when data is being streamed constantly and you need quick, uninterrupted access.
The goal is SMOOTH UNINTERRUPTED THROUGHPUT of data so you wont get clicks, pops or worse, dropouts.
01-19-2009, 10:58 AM
In most cases, you can just move the library folder itself, and then reset the path in the software. For example, let's you use EastWest Symphonic Choirs. The library is currently at, say, C:\Program Files\East West\Symphonic Choirs\Symphonic Choirs Library. You can take that Symphnoic Choirs library folder, and copy it to the root level of the audio drive, so that the library is then located at D:\Symphnoic Choirs Library. Finally, you go into the options (or prefeences) in the software (hypothetically Symphonic Choirs), and set the library path to the new spot. The process is the same for whatever applications and drive letters you have.
Very few libraries require a reinstall. In fact, I cannot think of any offhand. The Toontrack line (Ez Drummer, etc.) actuall do not allow installation to anywhere except C:. Beyond that, no other issues.
01-20-2009, 02:57 PM
Thanks guys for the responses. Just my luck tech1 EZ Drummer is one I wanted to move.....
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.1 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.