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2 Harddiscs ?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by vhollund, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. vhollund

    vhollund Guest

    I have bougth a new harddisc for music.

    Too keep it short this is my question:

    Can anyone tell if it can be an advantage using two harddiscs , when the one is used for internet and antivirus and oth stuff in the "same time"?

    The other option i have is to run two seperate OS's and use the new clean disc for music only (Storage and Programrun)
  2. Marcus Black

    Marcus Black Guest

    Always use one drive for "system"-stuff and have one drive dedicated to audio only.
  3. vhollund

    vhollund Guest

    yes ,but doesnt it make a difference if i use the "programdisc" for internet and all other kinds of stuff?
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Frankly, the optimum solution is to have your audio computer do audio stuff and ONLY audio stuff. For $350, you can buy yourself a computer that will get you on the internet - drop the extra cash. Nothing is more frustrating than picking up a virus while you're surfing your favorite porn and you lose your entire system. Sure, your audio is safe cuz it's on the other drive, but it's still DAMN frustrating.

    Not to mention, lots of spyware as well as spyware blockers and anti-virus cause the system to drag unbelievably.

    For my audio PC, I have the following loaded -
    Win XP Pro
    MS Office XP
    Sequoia V7.3

    That's it - nothing else. As a matter of fact, I stripped out much of what's needed on most PCs such as drivers for ethernet (I do all my updates via memory stick) and modem, games, internet programs, etc.

    You will eventually thank yourself if you dedicate your audio system to audio only...

    If you don't think you have enough space for 2 PCs - bear in mind, you don't need 2 monitors/keyboards/mice - just drop $69 on a small KVM switch and you are set.

  5. JoeH

    JoeH Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    Nothing is more frustrating than picking up a virus while you're surfing your favorite porn and you lose your entire system

    Hahaha....Thanks, Jeremy, for having the guts & honesty to say what no one else ever admits to. (Virus? Spyware??!? Who, Me!?!?!?! Well, I NEVER!!!!!!!!........)

    :twisted: :cool:
  6. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Isn't it a shame though - 20 years ago you couldn't sleep around cuz you'd get a virus.

    Then, Al Gore came along and invented the internet and for a while, everything was great. I didn't have to sleep around - it was all right there for me to enjoy. Now, I can't even LOOK without getting a virus!!!!! :?
  7. vhollund

    vhollund Guest

    Well I just spend alot of money ,
    but i have this solution I want to hear you opnion on.
    What if I make two parts on the Internetharddisc and put two OS systems.

    One OS for internet one for unning the program , and the 2. disc for storage of Audio.
    Does that make any sence ?
  8. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Sure. You're talking about a dual boot system. That would be fantastic and work quite well. Just remember - a virus that wipes out one partition very well wipe out all partitions. (Though they usually don't span disks unless you do a lot of copying from one dis to the other.)

    This would work just fine.
  9. vhollund

    vhollund Guest

    Great , :) Thats what Ill do then
    Thanks ! :cool:
  10. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Another option:

    I have 4 hard drives(More on the way).

    I have 3 sets of "drawers" for my hard drives(CompUSA has them), along with a "drawer insert" for each drive. The drawers are around 20 bucks apiece(Includes 1 insert), extra inserts are 15, whatever...

    Anyway, When I want to get on the internet, use the printer, photo scanner, etc., I put in my "play" drive, D1 with OS and "normal" software, D2(For now, stays in) for data storage and any temp files for any software, D3(For now stays in) for "images"(Complete system backups, an absolute nessessity, via Drive Image - now Norton Ghost).

    When I want to do audio I power down, replace the play drive with my "work drive" - OS, recording software - I do have internet and VP on this drive but I turn it all off during recording - and that's all! No printer, no scanner, no nothing else comes up. Indeed, when I replace my OS drive(And either don't install drivers or turn things off otherwise with device manager), you now have "another" computer! Again, D2 stays in for data/recordings, etc. as does D3 for images of all drives, but, soon, I will have completely seperate drives for the systems, as well as a "test drive" system, for trying things out - new OS's, new...anything! I hope to be able to check out new plug-ins, software, etc, without putting it on my main drives until I find out if it's going to work. If not, format/restore the basic test drives(For which I will have all the OS's, standard software and drivers, etc., "imaged"), and start over "clean" within minutes...

    Of course, I can remove my backup drive(s) and stick it on a shelf, or in a whole other location - for safety.

    Drive drawers. No dual booting, no "conflicts", just a whole 'nother machine(s) for 20 bucks per drive...

    It could be nice to have another seperate machine(When one goes down due to a hardware problem..? I can get stuck.), but that has problems of it's own - like transferring data from machine to machine, where do you put it, etc. and costs alot more.


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