I would appreciate expert advice and opinion on PC hard drive configuration for music production.
…I know this is, to a large extent, a subjective matter. But your advice or opinion may help many people “beyond” your reply to me.
I do know the “basics” about RAM, HDD-speed, etc, but when it comes to the matters of installation of program files, location of VST-libraries, -“working projects”, -samples, RAID config, which drives should be SSD and which can remain HDD, I get confused.
I also know that this is maybe too much too expect, but my current “set-up reference” is the You-Tube video of “Aurosonic”, a brillliant Russian Progressive House PC-music producer at “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynHicZJyb3Y&feature=channel&list=UL”. He’s set-up is explained from 07:25 onwards, however I still have some questions.
Essentially, Arosonic’s set-up seems to be 3-part: OS-system (C:), Working(maybe D:), and (I suppose) Back-up (E: or whatever).
I suppose my questions to you may be:
- Should I have my Programs installed on C, but
- their libraries, and all other samples to D:?
- Back-ups to E:
- Do I work on projects on D: ( a sort of “Working-HDD” or “Temporary HDD” as Aurosonics refers to) and back them up to E:
- Should I RAID the “Working-HDD”? RAID 0 or 10?
- Should I Have the C: and D: as SSD’s or is it sufficient to only have the “Working-HDD” (D:) as SSD?
Separating program files of VST’s from the drives their libraies are located on, have been a very-recent experience of mine wrt Spectarsonics’ Trillian and Omnisphere. I’m still awating their reply wrt that Pactch Updates that do not see the STEAM-Folder on D:, altought I made the suggested pointer- short-cut on C: to D:.
So in essence, “where” should “what” go and “what” should be “RAID-ed”? Raid 0 or 10? And of course, to make the lesson trancend this post, “Why”?
Your “expertise”, time and assisatnce will be highly appreciated.