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Windows 7: Can Video Editing software be loaded on a dedicated HDD


03 Jan 2013   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can Video Editing software be loaded on a dedicated HDD

Aloha,
To all you haole's, "Hau'oli Makahiki Hou" Happy New Year to all Mainlanders.
I'm getting ready to load a large Video Editing Creative Suite, Adobe CS-6 Production Premium. This monster takes up 10.5 GB's, plus its recommended to have another 10GB for cache, preview files and other working files.
I'm operating a custom build with WIN7SP-1 on a dedicated 60GB SDD. The drive has a primary partition on it taking up 100MB's, thus far the remaining space is 15GB
I have 3 other HDD's that total 1 TB, 750GB, that I can use for the working files, preview files and Cache.
A 4th 200GB HDD is dedicated to data not related to the Video Editing.
The CPU is AMD2+

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03 Jan 2013   #2

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can Video Editing software be loaded on a dedicated HDD, part 2

sorry, hit the wrong button...
getting back to the system specs...
AMD2+ PHENOM QUAD CORE 2.3GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD6750 VC.
I'm not concerned about the 10gb that's RXed considering the addl HDD's can be used for all those needs. My concern is 1) would Adobe run slower because it wouldn't be loaded with Windows 7, 2) Considering 15GB of remaining space on the SDD and Adobe CS-6 taking up 10.5 GB of that, would the 4.5GB balance of space be sufficient. 3) Should I remove the 100MB primary partition and regain that real-estate.
Looking forward to the replies of you cyber gurus. Mahalo-n-aloha...konadon
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03 Jan 2013   #3

Win7-64
 
 

The most resource intensive part of video editing is rendering the final output. When you do that you will want your input files on one disk and your output files on a separate disk. With 8GB RAM you should not be having much scratch/temp activity at all, unless you are transcoding your video files into a secondary format.

Editing itself is not a very heavy workload because all the editor does is record what the edits are that you make - it doesn't actually do anything to the video files until the final render. Rendering is what tries to suck up all the resources your system has.

All your disks should be plenty big as is to hold your video inputs & outputs, provided you aren't making any full-length movies. Installing the editing software on the SSD will make it load a lot faster, but that has nothing to do with how fast it actually runs. You should check to make sure the software is using all available CPUs (I'm not sure how many your AMD processor has) but the default might be less than that, in which case you'll want to bump it up.
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03 Jan 2013   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

aloha bbinnard
Thx for your reply...
Do you think Windows 7 will prevent me from loading adobe on the SSD with 15GB of free space leaving approx 4+GB's after using 10.5GB for CS6.
Mahalo...konadon
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04 Jan 2013   #5

Win7-64
 
 

You should have no problem installing on your SSD but if you end up with only 4+ GB left on the drive I would not put any more software on it. The reason is that the SSD firmware likes to rearrange data without Windows knowing about it and it needs a reasonable amount of unused space to do this.
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04 Jan 2013   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

aloha bbinnard,
thx for the gr8 info...when I bougjht the SSD I didn't think I'd be using 60GB's for the OS & programs. Would deleting the 100MB Primary partition do anything to help me?
Again many thanks for your time and information...mahalo-n-aloha...konadon
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04 Jan 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You cannot delete the 100MB system partition. This is your bootloader and if deleted, your system is dead. Besides, 100MB is not going to save the day.

I think you are cutting it tight. I run my desktops also on 60GB SSDs, but I have no monster programs.

Why do you use this Adobe program anyhow. I edit videos all the time without Adobe.
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06 Jan 2013   #8

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Aloha whs,
Thx for the reply and query...I resolved the SSD space question by attempting to load CS6 on the SSD and Windows 7 did not reject it.
As to your question, When I started Video editing in 2006, the majority of people I knew here in Hawaii in the editing community with PCs were using Adobe for everything with great results and very little problems. Why I should I try something different.
Mahalo-n-aloha again for your reply...konadon
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06 Jan 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess that makes sense. You might also try Machete light if you want fast, lossless editing. Machete Video Editor Lite - Free Video Editor

The beauty of this is that it is super fast (like seconds for rendering) and completely lossless. It has some restrictions though as to filetypes and you cannot mix snips of different kinds (filetype, size, audio, etc.). I use the pro version which has a few more options.

I also use WLMM which works OK for me.
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