3 HDs: Where to place OS, Software, Samples and Audio?
It's in my signature. basically 3 different HDs(from older,slower,smaller to bigger,newer,faster).
I use my DAW to record jazz/funk/rock sometimes I like to play with a lot of VSTs on top,
Bust mostly it's just several tracks of audio, mostly guitars and such with Superior Drummer and some Keyboard or bass VST.
1) The basic question is: on which drive should I place my OS, Software(plugins) Samples. Audio & Projects etc...
2) I think that most of the heavy use is porbebly VST(I might be wrong though) and my questions is how does the RAM and HD work? 'cause I know VSTs are loaded to the RAM, so maybe having the samples on a fast drive will just shorten Loading time and not make "Working Time" smoother and I should use the faster HD for audio, but does the audio load to the vst?
Thanks in advance.
CPU: i5 3470
PSU: Dunno Yet
M-Board: Gigabyte H77
RAM: 2X4GB DDR 3 1600
Graphics: Intel Graphics HD 2500
Hard Drives: Western Digital: 1TB Black(WD1002FAEX), 500GB Green(WD5000AACS), 160GB(WD1600ADFD)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
External Audio Interface: PreSonus FireBox
Amplifier: InterM PA-2000a
Mics: Shure SM57 & KSM27