Quote: Originally Posted by mlg3000
Thanks very much for your help and the links that made it make sense.
One question: the recycle bin on partition B seems to be the only active recycle bin on drive C: If I get rid of it, will Drive C figure out to use its own recycle bin - which it does already have?
Thank you so much. Things are looking a LOT better. I was able to make all the extra disks inactive and was able to get rid of almost
all of the partition in front of drive C. I used Partition Wizard
bootable CD: Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
However, when it came to extending drive C to its full size and thereby doing away with the unallocated space, Partition Wizard said that there was a bug in the program and that it couldn't do this without overwriting something. It didn't sound good so I left it with now only 8 mb of unallocated space in front of Drive C. I also tried Easus and it couldn't get rid of that 8 mb either. And really, I don't care much
Here's a picture of how things look now - is it ok? QUESTION:
I took your suggestion and moved virtual memory back to drive C (SSD). I read Mark Russenivich's description of how to accurately determine peak virtual memory by litterally running everything you sometimes run. Since I'm a photographer, I am often running Lightroom, Photoshop and Outlook and at least one browser etc. When I brought all the programs up and let them run a while, the peak was 50 GB. Russenvich then says to make your minimum, the peak minus actual memory. So I now have virtual memory on drive C set for a minimum of 26 gb and a max of 50 gb. Does this seem excessive?
ALSO, I need a lot of memory disk space: virtual memory, cache memory for camera raw in Photoshop and Lightroom, and Scratch Disk memory for Photoshop to work more quickly. I've got them divided up on different drives according to Adobe's recommendations. Since I have an extra 148 gig Corsair Force 3 SSD and an extra SATA port, wouldn't it be better to put virtual memory on that Corsair and just use it for virtual memory. I'm thinking it would put less stress on the new Plextor
Anyway, thank you so much for all your help. I feel much more comfortable knowing that my disks are functioning appropriately. I also think the machine is faster and I haven't gotten a single instance of "application not responding" - even when I was running all those programs.