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woof75
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« on: June 12, 2011, 07:50:19 AM »
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Is it best to put the session folder in the OSX pictures folder? My assistant thinks it stops lots of image files slowing the computer down. Anyone know about this? Generally I keep them on the desktop.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 10:44:06 AM »
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Is it best to put the session folder in the OSX pictures folder? My assistant thinks it stops lots of image files slowing the computer down. Anyone know about this? Generally I keep them on the desktop.
Unless you have some form of auto-import running in the background, I can't see how the choice of where on the disk you put the image files can make any real difference. It might be otherwise if your desktop folder is on a different volume from your pictures folder (which is pretty unlikely but not impossble).

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 08:55:41 PM »
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There are no special properties or functions of the /~/Pictures folder, it's the same as any other folder.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:57:45 PM »
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FYI - was advised by an Apple genius type that big files on the desktop were not recommended. Rather put them in a folder somewhere (anywhere) and if nec. use an alias.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 03:09:36 AM »
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FYI - was advised by an Apple genius type that big files on the desktop were not recommended. Rather put them in a folder somewhere (anywhere) and if nec. use an alias.
I'm not sure why you are bothering to resurrect a six-month-old thread but that, if accurate, is pretty poor advice.

It might have been true under earlier systems, but under 10 (of any species), the desktop is simply a folder in the user's home folder, which the Finder treats specially by displaying its contents on the desktop. Large numbers of files might conceivably be a bad idea but their size can make no possible difference to system performance or anything else.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 08:53:01 AM »
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Hi,
I heard that, if possible, a separate_dedicated hard drive for the session folders, with the "ignore the ownership in this volume" checked in the "info" window, is a good way to go.
If that's not possible, I heard that the shared folder ( in the Users folder) is a good place. one of reasons is that the system is less busy handling with the file permission issues with this location.
I think this advice makes sense, kind of,... even though I'm not 100 % sure though....

For myself, I'm using a SSD(samsung 830, which is good for the incompressible datas) as a dedicated capture(sessions) hard drive for a tethered shooting with "ignore the ownership...." checked.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 11:46:42 AM »
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Hi,
I heard that, if possible, a separate_dedicated hard drive for the session folders, with the "ignore the ownership in this volume" checked in the "info" window, is a good way to go.
If that's not possible, I heard that the shared folder ( in the Users folder) is a good place. one of reasons is that the system is less busy handling with the file permission issues with this location.
I think this advice makes sense, kind of,... even though I'm not 100 % sure though....

For myself, I'm using a SSD(samsung 830, which is good for the incompressible datas) as a dedicated capture(sessions) hard drive for a tethered shooting with "ignore the ownership...." checked.

I find it very hard to believe that ignoring ownership of files could have a discernable impact on performance. The overhead is utterly trivial.

I was thinking of installing an SSD in my desktop Mac, so I'm interested in how you find the Samsung.

Jeremy
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 03:27:18 PM »
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The idea is to try to create the best possible environment for the capture...
I agree with..that the overhead of permission_handling would be very small, but it might prevent the possible permission related problems when the setup becomes complicated... We don't need to overdo things, but a few small things can be added up to make some difference.

I'm quite happy with the samsung 830 as a dedicated capture HD. I think, for the capture HD, the sequential speed of incompressible data can be important.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 04:05:31 PM »
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Be careful putting your sessions in the default "pictures" folder if you want true security, i.e. unable to log in etc. If something happens you may not be able to retrieve your session. However, if you have your session stuck in a shared folder, you can gain access to it.

Like studio347 mentioned, I have a separate internal drive that my sessions are on. If my OS gets corrupt, I can still get my sessions off. SSD's are great! Cheesy

Best,
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