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new pc build - drive allocations..

Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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hi guys, im building a pc and i was just after some tips as to how many hard drives to get and how to utilise the different speeds of the drives for project files, startup disk etc..

without much thought im thinking.

a 250gb ssd for the startup drive

Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 - ae disk cache

Kingston SA1000 NVMe SSD - 960GB - main project files drive

2tb 7200rpm drive - archive of all of my projects

2tb 7200rpm drive - mirror backup of the above drive

the motherboard is a ASUS ROG Strix z370-f

it has:

1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2

1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3

6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)

Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *4

would love to hear your thoughts

thanks

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People's Champ ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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I would use the M.2 as my boot drive

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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that was my initial thought.. but once im booted up, theres no more benefit right?

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People's Champ ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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jamskof74  wrote

once im booted up, theres no more benefit right?

Incorrect.  It's where your operating system lives which is the foundation of everything you do with your computer.

Unless of course there's some advanced setup I don't know of where you boot from one drive and have your OS on another...I know there's alot i don't know

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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ok thanks for that info!

would i install my adobe apps in there too then? or should i install those on the same drive as my working files?

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People's Champ ,
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jamskof74  wrote

ok thanks for that info!

would i install my adobe apps in there too then? or should i install those on the same drive as my working files?

Yes.  Install the adobe suite on your primary drive...you can a folder where you save your projects & assets on a different drive...but the main apps you want on the primary drive. 

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People's Champ ,
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If you only have one M.2 I'd use it as the primary/boot drive.

If I got a second one I would use that for cache.

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Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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jamskof74  wrote

a 250gb ssd for the startup drive

Get a 500 GB instead.

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People's Champ ,
Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Peru+Bob  wrote

Get a 500 GB (start-up drive) instead.

That's good advice.  I have a 250gig primary and I'm constantly having to manage it to make sure there's enough free space for it to fly.

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Explorer ,
Sep 01, 2018 Sep 01, 2018

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why would i need more than 250gb for a startup disk?

its just windows and adobe apps.?

then a secondary drive for the main working projects..

then a third fast drive for the disk cache..

idoes anyone else have any thoughts on this setup?

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jamskof74  wrote

why would i need more than 250gb for a startup disk?

its just windows and adobe apps.?

It also has system files such as System Restore Points and Windows Updates, which can take a significant amount of space in Windows 10.

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