Secondary Hard Drive



Mike
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
Hello,

What's the best way to utilize a secondary hard drive to maximixe
performance with WMM? I was planning to store all of my image and saved
files on this hard drive?

Steve
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
Mike,

If you are installing yourself just make sure that it is auto detected by
the BIOS. It happened to me so I was able to help a few others with this.
Even though the drive worked (Dell 8300- w/ western digital second drive,
200GB), in the BIOS the drive was set to 'off'. So what happens is the
transfer mode drops from Ultra DMA5 on the main drive down to Ultra2 and the
second drive is set to PIO mode (slowest). By going into the BIOS and
toggling the seconde drive to 'auto', the PC autodetects it and sets them
both at ULTRA DMA 5. You will notice choppy video if you try to play from
the second drive or capture to the second drive if your BIOS is not changed.

Right now I back up all my videos on the second drive. I also make my clips
small enough to fit on a data DVD. They are of my little girls, so I have
gone overkill to make sure I don't ever lose the data.

Steve


"Mike" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> What's the best way to utilize a secondary hard drive to maximixe
> performance with WMM? I was planning to store all of my image and saved
> files on this hard drive?

Wojo
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
I only use 1 HDD but I have partitioned it so I have a partition that is
used just like you are planning.
Question would only be how large is the drive?
Once you really get into video editing (if you aren't already) you will find
that your collection will get very big and if you save your movies in DV-AVI
for burning to DVD you will need a lot of space for that as well.
Otherwise the only real advice I can give you is to make sure you format the
drive in NTFS not FAT32 because of the filesize issue (you can't have a file
over 4Gig).

--
Wojo
www.remember-christopher.dostweb.com/Wojo's_Place/

"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:066AA4D6-C6B3-44D0-A2A4-132B1DCE929F@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> What's the best way to utilize a secondary hard drive to maximixe
> performance with WMM? I was planning to store all of my image and saved
> files on this hard drive?


Secondary Hard Drive