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2010/02/15 18:06:40 (permalink)

Things that take a long time

Eating opossum
Getting over a woman
Eating opossum

And defragmenting a 500GB drive that is 70% full.  At 5 hours now. 
Eating opossum takes a bit longer.  Particularly if you don't vomit.


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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:20:32 (permalink)
    Putting the plug inns on a separate drive could speed things up a little bit, defraging anyway :-)

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:22:58 (permalink)
    It's easy to over use the fragment filter.

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:27:18 (permalink)
    Yeah but it tastes so good

    Alex
    I have 4 drives encompassing 3.5 TB, plus a couple 1TB externals. 

    I have
    C (500GB) System - all my programs, but none of my samples (Except EZDrummer).  All the Plug Ins are here
    D (1TB) Audio - all my Sonar files (including some from the 1950s), all my Soundforge stuff... only audio here
    E (1TB) Samples - all the sample libraries.  Except EZ Drummer.  Dang you EZD - why can't you obey my rules?
    F (1TB) Other - whenever I download stuff, it goes here.  If I don't know where to put something that is not audio or not a program, it goes here.  F is the catch all drive. 

    I read somewhere that it was best to keep all samples away from programs.  Ditto on audio files as they were in use.  The F drive is sort of overkill, but space is cheap nowdays. 

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:43:44 (permalink)
    I think you are right about the samples and audio files, but I also think you should keep your C: drive as clean as possible.

    I f you copy all the plugs to an ESata external(and tell Sonar where they are), I guess the C: drive doesn't have to work so hard?

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:46:19 (permalink)
    Alex
    My C drive never gave me problems until I upgraded to 8.5.2. I have a super fast PC - 2.6GHz I7 overclocked to 3.4G (though I did drop the overclock down to see if that was causing an issue).  I also have 12 GB DDR3 Ram. 

    I can move everything plug in related to my F drive as it is only 9% full

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:46:49 (permalink)
    Pooing after "Cheese Night"


    "The leaving of Bobby"

     
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:55:15 (permalink)
    I waited aeons for an eternity to show up once and blow me if 2 didn't turn up at the same time.

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    In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves" - Banksy
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:56:35 (permalink)
    And I'm still waiting to acquire some patience already.

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    In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves" - Banksy
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 18:58:59 (permalink)
    And I'm still waiting to acquire some patience already.
    Said Jonbouy

    Jon are you a doctor? 

    Started this before lunch (1145 or so).  It is now 6pm God's time and it is 59% done.  Less than 10% per hour.  Hey maybe I should defrag my audio drive and watch that too. 

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:02:43 (permalink)
    Yesterday seems to be taking forever to get here.

    Wait.....

    No, that was not it either.
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:03:33 (permalink)
    So you have the quad pro? Drooling here ;-)

    I would move the plug ins away from the programm drive, just OS and Sonar there.

    300 Gig's on the main drive is perhaps a bit to much.


    I would partition F: though; away from all the internet stuff.


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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:03:58 (permalink)

    And I'm still waiting to acquire some patience already.



    Don't priests, rabbis or general clergy dispense that?
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:04:55 (permalink)
    Maybe you were thinking of Guilt.  Then again, I was born Southern Baptist.  I got over it though.  Still Christian - Just not baptist. 
    post edited by space_cowboy - 2010/02/15 19:05:57

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:06:17 (permalink)
    Oh, I thought he said penance.
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:07:55 (permalink)
    space_cowboy


    Still Christian  

    I thought your full name was Space Maurice HisOlPal Cowboy.


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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:10:19 (permalink)
    :-(

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:11:21 (permalink)
    Gg pls?

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:14:50 (permalink)
    Gg?

    I was the Captain of the Pinafore - not the Captain of the Pirates of Penzance.



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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:18:06 (permalink)
    Twiddling my thumbs while waiting for my new DAW to arrive.....
    worse than being a 6yr old before christmas!

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:18:38 (permalink)
    :-)

    Grzylyrg?

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 19:20:10 (permalink)
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    Gg?

    I was the Captain of the Pinafore - not the Captain of the Pirates of Penzance.

    What's a pina for?


    To pina upppa you clothes, whatsamaddahyou?


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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/15 20:47:58 (permalink)
    bapu


    What's a pina for?



    a colada of course....



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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/16 09:12:01 (permalink)
    I got up this am to check - dang it, the drive is still defragmenting.  I wonder if there is an issue with the drive.  It is a 500GB drive and about 60% full.  18 hours seems like a long time.  Then again, I downloaded Defraggler - which is supposed to do better on system files and .exe files as well.  Maybe it is way more comprehensive than the Windows defrag utility.  

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/16 09:28:36 (permalink)
    Do you have drive compression turned on?
    Wondering if that could cause a long defrag.
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/16 09:52:58 (permalink)
    Never ever never in any way would I have drive compression on.  Is that hard knee or over easy?

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/16 10:24:05 (permalink)
    Im going to ask a silly question, are you running any Anti Virus while your defragging? Sometimes that may affect the defrag.

    If you have an opportunity, boot into DOS and run check disk with the repair function switch  on ur drive. Have you checked the status of your drives with Disk Management? Do they show healthy?

    Looping comments in a thread is just plain STUPID, Juvenile, and a waste of the Internet
     
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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/17 08:48:27 (permalink)
    Musicman
    I will close the antivirus when I get home.

    Update
    The defrag has been running since Monday mid day.  This is Wednesday.  Last night, it was at 65%.  It is not locked up.  I can see files being moved. 

    I thought I had all my samples on my Sample drive.  Turns out I had not moved the Dim Pro stuff.  I have all the Dim Pro banks Cake has offered.  I should move them.  The EZ Drummer expansions also taking tons of time to defrag. As I recall, I cannot move them.  

    I am wondering if this huge time involved is a reflection of something wrong on the drive.  Maybe that is where the errors have come from

    As a reminder, 500GB 60% full - going towards 48 hours to defrag by mid day Wednesday.  

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/17 09:04:14 (permalink)
    Yesterday.... I was turning my DAW off... when I noticed the "turn off after updating" icon was in the task bar.... so I clicked it. I wanted to reboot the lappy, cause every now and them a "windows application" stops working and this was the case here.  So I sat down to the desk top and logged in to the CH.... to waste some time while the reboot happened..... forgot about time with all the interesting stuff to read here....... so when I returned to the DAW... the notice on the screen said..... Don't turn this computer off because if you do it will never work right again, ever, and we mean it!.... well, that's not exactly what the message said, but that's what I understood it to mean in "Microsoft" translated into English.

    So I figured I'd be patient... not easy for me when it comes to computers..... the screen saver eventually clicked in...and I moved the mouse to revive the screen..... same massage with that stupid spinning blue wheel...... wait some more.... check later...repeat....really considering pulling the power and battery... but... that might really screw it up if it's actually doing something..... so wait... go fix lunch......eat lunch.... return... hey..the computer is shut off...all by itself....

    restart... hey... life is good.

    the moral of this story is.....

    Big drives take a long time to defrag some times...especially if it's been a long time since the last...


    be patient.

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    Re:Things that take a long time 2010/02/17 09:22:21 (permalink)
    Herb,  Were it not that Space's drive is literally brand new I would *almost* agree with you.

    Since it is literally brand new I'll have to say I suspect the drive is bad. I would request that Scott replace it.

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