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Windows 7: Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

23 Sep 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I would be inclined to install Windows + applications on one partition, and then use the other for personal data.

That way you can create an image backup of Windows, from which you can restore if need be without worrying about losing important data.

As for a scratch disk(s), Adobe do recommend an external drive if possible.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 * Specify scratch disks to improve system performance


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23 Sep 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Once the data partition starts getting full I would move data to second HD along with image backups.

One good use for RAID on data drives is when working with large video files.
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23 Sep 2011   #13
UserInTrouble

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Any suggestions for how to install/connect that 2nd HD later in time, other than USB 2.0 or 3.0 ?
I know my new laptop doesn't have E-Sata. Those new SSDs seem awesome, but at this point in time they're still not mainstream and offer too little space for way too much money, also I'm not sure if and how well they connect externally.
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24 Sep 2011   #14
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

You say you need high performance from the primary disk and for extra disks for AV processing. You also say USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 interfaces are not enough for you. So for the time being you can continue your work with the laptop but an ideal candidate for you will be a powerful desktop with expansion capability.

You can build a desktop with a i7 quad core processor with HT enabled, loads of RAM (min 16-24 GB), nVidia graphics card with atleast 2 GB onboard memory, 1-3 TB SATA hard disk and a large full HD (1080i) LED/LCD monitor. A desktop can always be added with more no. of HDDs without any problem and performance issues. You will also have an option to use SCSI hard disks for high performance.
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24 Sep 2011   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

@userintrouble, You have a laptop with 1 HDD what is your 2nd HDD going to look like ie how are you going to hook it up if not through USB, e-sata, dvi/hdmi port?
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24 Sep 2011   #16
UserInTrouble

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@rraod

I agree that powerful desktop could offer way much more performance, upgrade & overall value for the money, but at this point in time I need the mobillity, when travelling or moving abroad, carrying desktop isn't exactly an option; for 900$+ total value of laptop(QuadCore, ATI 6720 G2, 7200rpm Disk, 17" HD Screen) + Windows7, this was the best deal I could get with my current budget. I plan to spend more for my next system.. by that time, for 1500-2000$+ for example You can already get the high-end laptop that would match the desktop specs You mentioned, and taking the fact that laptops are getting cheaper and cheaper by the day, I believe they'll soon become the overall desktop replacements.

@aem

That was my question actually. I don't think there is a way for me to easily hook up with a proper 2nd HDD. My laptop has no e-sata, I've never heard that You can use hdmi/dvi for connecting HDD.. that leaves me with USB 2.0 & 3.0.
I'll most likely get 2TB external USB 3.0, thats the best value option I guess, but even that disk would be for data storage, I wouldn't be using it for direct working projects as I believe my primary 7200rpm would still be ways faster than 3.0 external USB.
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24 Sep 2011   #17
UserInTrouble

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Btw, heres one interesting test
USB 3.0 Speed Test vs USB 2.0 eSATA Internal connection (NCIX Tech Tips #71) - YouTube

3GB File, Speed transfer results:
Internal: 31 seconds
E-sata: 37 seconds
USB 3.0: 36 seconds
USB 2.0: 1 minute 41 seconds
Firewire: NA

Internal is still the best deal, but suprisingly it seems that E-sata & USB 3.0 seem to be rather equal.
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24 Sep 2011   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UserInTrouble View Post
@rraod

@aem

That was my question actually. I don't think there is a way for me to easily hook up with a proper 2nd HDD. My laptop has no e-sata, I've never heard that You can use hdmi/dvi for connecting HDD.. that leaves me with USB 2.0 & 3.0.
I'll most likely get 2TB external USB 3.0, thats the best value option I guess, but even that disk would be for data storage, I wouldn't be using it for direct working projects as I believe my primary 7200rpm would still be ways faster than 3.0 external USB.
What about a PCMCIA HDD?
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25 Sep 2011   #19
UserInTrouble

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Don't really know about that one..
Does it connect externally ? I've tried googling out, but it doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for.. 100$ for 8.1 GB PCMCIA Hard Disk for example.. that sounds less capacity & even more expensive than those latest high tech Solid State Drives - SSDs. But then again, as I've read even with SSDs, their installation requires the primary laptop's HDD to be removed which is something I'm now willing to do, the only new HDD connection I'd appreciate is external.
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26 Sep 2011   #20
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Some of the laptops like Toshiba and HP have a spare bay for a second internel HDD. But you have to make sure that the bay has a connector to insert another HDD.

I got a new Toshiba P775-S7232 (see my system specs below) two months ago with a spare bay for second internal HDD and support in BIOS. But sadly the HDD bay lacks a connector due to a silly policy of Toshiba. There is no way I can connect an extra HDD.
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