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Create a new disk partition without partitioning
Authored by: genericuser on May 09, '05 06:36:33PM

I've heard that if one uses photoshop, final cut, etc one should have the app on a partition & the files on another. Would this be something to do - like put the program on the virtual partition?
I'm on a laptop. space & speed are important but not always accessable... Thanks!

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space or speed
Authored by: juz10mac on May 09, '05 07:17:36PM

My hint won't gain you any space or speed. The main idea is, if you want to keep things separate for organization, this would be the way to do it. If you want to keep all of your video's or pictures on a media volume, for simplicity's sake, you could use this. You could also set ignored permissions on your new 'partition' so multiple users can all use and work with the same media in their projects. The only case I can think of, where putting the application separate from the files is if if you had two separate physical disks (i.e. two hard drives).

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Create a new disk partition without partitioning
Authored by: tiedyed on May 09, '05 10:18:42PM

juz10mac is correct, but let me expand on that. Whether or not you have multiple physical partitions or simply a mounted image file, the disk has to continually seek the same drive to accomplish tasks. That's where the slowdown is. Some applications recommend the application on one partition and media or data files be on another. They SHOULD be saying the app and data files be kept on seperate hard drives to reduce seek time on both. You are on a laptop, so you're stuck with a single drive. You may consider an external hard drive for your purposes.

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