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Old 03-13-2005, 10:14 AM
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What is the best way to configure or format my hard drive.i use pro tools, live bfd etc and have some sound libraries. am i better off to create a partition and put the sounds or something on there. i have an imac g5.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:21 AM
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Your best bet - and the only option i would consider - is to get and external FW drive.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:31 AM
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What is the best way to configure or format my hard drive.i use pro tools, live bfd etc and have some sound libraries. am i better off to create a partition and put the sounds or something on there. i have an imac g5.

sound libraries for what?
if they are plugins libraries, i think they should be in sysdrive>library>apllcsupport>digi>plugin settings,
if you mean loops and such, i'll put them in ext drive, i have a loop and sound library in extdrive,
even put in there the itunes folder.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:02 PM
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Your best bet - and the only option i would consider - is to get and external FW drive.
Or another internal drive. Cheaper and a bit faster.
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:23 PM
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That's kinda tricky with an iMac!
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:10 PM
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That's kinda tricky with an iMac!
i dont think there is any space in those boxes.
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Best way to configure mac hard drive

An additional suggestion for future troubleshooting: format your internal drive with at least two partitions. One will be for your main OS installation. The other is for a backup installation or a backup clone of the main partition (Carbon Copy Cloner works nicely for this). I have had issues in which my main OS became corrupted and I was unable to boot from it. Having the backup partition has saved me on more than one occasion.

Then my standard operating procedure is to have my sessions, audio files, and other sound data residing on an external FireWire drive.
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Old 03-13-2005, 03:43 PM
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you don't need CCC for that, Disk Utility's Restore function works just fine for that.
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Best way to configure mac hard drive

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An additional suggestion for future troubleshooting: format your internal drive with at least two partitions. One will be for your main OS installation. The other is for a backup installation or a backup clone of the main partition (Carbon Copy Cloner works nicely for this). I have had issues in which my main OS became corrupted and I was unable to boot from it. Having the backup partition has saved me on more than one occasion.

Then my standard operating procedure is to have my sessions, audio files, and other sound data residing on an external FireWire drive.
Bad solution.
It's a false sense of backup.
If the physical drive fails you have lost the drive and the backup at the same time.
Drives are pretty cheap now so having a seperate backup drive is a safer route.
It would then mean that 2 drives have to fail instead of one.
Your drive may never fail or have any problems, but if it does and you don't have a functional backup you will be able to think of all the ways you could have protected yourself.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Best way to configure mac hard drive

I have an iMac and I just got one of the Lacie 160 Gig Firewire HD's. It works great!
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