raptors....taste like fast chicken?

cherplunkacherplunka Sunnyvale, CA
edited September 2008 in Hardware
if you only had one raptor,

would you use it for the os drive or the storage drive?

....all files being manipulated would be on the storage drive.
this means maya files and many music files mostly.

i've gotten a couple of different takes on this and would
really like some more input.

Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited September 2008
    It would be the OS drive. Storage is accessed more rarely than anyone thinks it is, and it's a waste to put a Raptor to work loading files. Did you know that the average file size loaded is less than 100MB?
  • kryystkryyst Ontario, Canada
    edited September 2008
    I agree with Thrax your OS drive. It's the first dirve accessed, the last drive accessed and the drive that is going to be constantly accessed regardless of what your doing. It'll be caching your page file and all those pesky dll's are there as well.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited September 2008
    What they said plus increased load speed on apps, DLLs, etc is going to be the helpful part.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, definitely OS disk. Caching, page file, temps, ect.

    Will Maya be installed on the OS disk?
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA
    edited September 2008
    OS drive
  • GrayFoxGrayFox /dev/urandom
    edited September 2008
    OS drive with seprate swap partition at beginning of disc (Its a real bitch to do this on windows tho so I just use the end of the disc).

    The reason I put swap/pagefile/virtual memory on its own is that it minimizes fragmentation.
  • cherplunkacherplunka Sunnyvale, CA
    edited September 2008
    nifty,

    once again, you guys have been very educational.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA
    edited September 2008
    cherplunka wrote:
    nifty,

    once again, you guys have been very educational.


    That's what we're here for! Well, that and beer.

    And TF2.
  • ShortyShorty Manchester, UK
    edited September 2008
    and women. and hats. and deep fried everything.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA
    edited September 2008
    Shorty wrote:
    and women. and hats. and deep fried everything.

    Geez, how could I forget? Thanks Shorty, you've always got my back.

    (I think that deep-fried White Castle still resides in my stomach, festering.)
  • soothsayersoothsayer CT., USA
    edited September 2008
    I used two 16G Raptors in RAID1 with the OS only on my media center pc and its very quick and fault tolerant. :bigggrin::bigggrin: LOVE EM'
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited September 2008
    I use a 36 GB Raptor for the OS and programs...and 6 other HDs for storage. It works fine and fast.
  • saltydog806saltydog806 Bowie MD
    edited September 2008
    Preacher wrote:
    I use a 36 GB Raptor for the OS and programs...and 6 other HDs for storage. It works fine and fast.
    When you say a seperate drive for the OS and a seperate HD for storage are you saying that all your programs ect go on the storage HD?
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited September 2008
    No, I have my OS and all of my programs on the Raptor. The other hard drives are for family photos, music, movies, comics, etc.
  • saltydog806saltydog806 Bowie MD
    edited September 2008
    Preacher wrote:
    No, I have my OS and all of my programs on the Raptor. The other hard drives are for family photos, music, movies, comics, etc.
    Thanks,
    Is ther any reason not to have ( or to have) the OS and the programs on seperate hard drives? Or same on the same drive but w/a partition? :coffee:
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina
    edited September 2008
    separate drives
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited September 2008
    I second Zuntar's recommendation. Separate drives is better.

    Since HDs have gotten so cheap, I don't use partitions as much. I just have enough physical hard drives.
  • saltydog806saltydog806 Bowie MD
    edited September 2008
    Preacher wrote:
    I second Zuntar's recommendation. Separate drives is better.

    Since HDs have gotten so cheap, I don't use partitions as much. I just have enough physical hard drives.
    Let me make sure I have this correct. I should have a minimum of 3 drives.
    1. One for OS ONLY.
    2. Second for programs, music, photo's ect..
    3. Third for backup.
    Is this correct?:respect::respect::respect:
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