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Old 6 Oct 2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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Does it benifit any to have you work folder on a different drive then your output folder,as far as speed goes or anyother reason?
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Old 6 Oct 2006, 08:17 AM   #2
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Hi mill,
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Im the proud new owner of dvdrebuilder pro,
Congrats on your new purchase! I keep all my editing audio/video on a drive separate from the OS drive; that way, if the OS would get hit with a nasty virus, etc., my editing data is still safe & sound.

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You could use drive 1 as the one with the original, drive 2 for the work folder and then put the output folder in drive 1.
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Old 6 Oct 2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thanks Katzdvd,Thats a good ideal if you keep your movies on your pc for any amount of time but i usally burn mine and delete after completed.
What i was referring to was i read somewhere ,thats its either faster or easyer on the drive if your not sharing the same cable, but i cant seem to find the thread now.
Thanks Cynthia,thats what i was referring to, does it make any difference?

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it won't be any faster unless the encoder is outputting frames faster than the single hard disk transfer rate. that'll depend primarily on encoder settings and PC specs, but safe to say in most cases you probably won't see any increase in speed. with something like shrink it's a different story


edit: silly me, forgot there were separate work and output folders. yes there will be some speed increase from one physical hard disk to the next during this step, but not much i guess, considering how long the encoding process can take
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But in the stage where it moves the encoded stuff to the final folder it must be some smaller times if you use different drives.
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But in the stage where it moves the encoded stuff to the final folder it must be some smaller times if you use different drives.
forgot about that, see edited post

are the folder contents modified from from work-->output? if not, a single drive should be faster
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frequent use of source and ouput is hard on a single drive

doing a fast rip after ripit4me with shrink is murder to a single drive
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You'll usually see a speed increase if the source folder is on a different drive than the working/output folders. That's because both are being accessed at the same time and it can cut down on head movement -- which is the most important factor in hard drive speeds.
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Thanks Chewy, i think your the one that first brought it to my attention,about useing two drives but i couldnt find the thread.

jdobbs,good stuff, thanks ,installing on both pc went down without a problem.

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I like to have another hard drive for something else(store all my dvd backups) seperate from Window's hard drive. Since I do a lot of backuping and editting my hard drive would be fragemented and I don't have to worry about my Window's hard drive to be fragemented and slow my processes.
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I suggest 2 physical hard drives(on seperate cables/serial or pata) with 3 partitions. The boot drive with a small system partition and a larger data partition. The second drive can be one larger single data partition. What's important is getting permanent(semi) data on these data partitions first, this is what you keep and want defragged. Large video files come and go and are horrible to defrag.
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or try sata drives > ide
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One secret is to remove the files immediately after you burn them (and also emptying them from the Recycle Bin), before processing another DVD. That can help keep it from fragmenting.
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