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    Thanks for seconding that Boots. Just did the...

    Thanks for seconding that Boots. Just did the move yesterday, leaving the apps in the original /Applications folder. My boot drive has a Users folder with the sym link to my home folder and an empty...
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    That's great to hear. My Apps folder is under 6GB...

    That's great to hear. My Apps folder is under 6GB and if the only benefit of moving the apps is faster launching then it's certainly not worth the hassle of reinstalling. That can wait for next...
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    Thanks TZ. Guilty as charged on the misuse of...

    Thanks TZ. Guilty as charged on the misuse of unix paths :) .
    Are you saying you found no speed difference between separating Apps from the user drive? Or no difference between separating Apps from...
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    moving user data and Apps

    To optimize my G5 for better PS performance I'm going to move my user data to a second drive and reinstall the OS on new boot drive. Currently all my apps are in the /Volume/Apps directory. To move...
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    Thanks for the info TZ. I'm tracking down a...

    Thanks for the info TZ. I'm tracking down a UL3S...
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    SCSI card for Tiger?

    Can anyone vouch for a SCSI card with an external 50pin microD connector that will run under Tiger? I had to upgrade to Tiger on my scanning workstation and am having kernel panics with the Initio...
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    PhotographyTech Newsletter

    Hey gang,
    I'm going to start a newsletter with articles, tips and tutorials related to digital photography tools and workflow strategies. Content will be aimed at photographers and other image...
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    Good points. And in a really perfect world I'd...

    Good points. And in a really perfect world I'd add
    #4 Someone to manage all this stuff (for free) so we don't have to devote so much of our creative time to being ITs :)
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    Mark, I second unclemac and Rick's insistence on...

    Mark,
    I second unclemac and Rick's insistence on a separate backup strategy. If you're otherwise interested in a NAS for the backups, take a look at...
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    Great advice Rick, thanks

    Great advice Rick, thanks
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    THanks TZ. I had seen those threads but couldn't...

    THanks TZ. I had seen those threads but couldn't relate them to my particular issue. The card is fine, as the internal JBOD array has stayed accessible. Curiosity got the better of me and I rebooted,...
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    SyncRAID degraded array

    Its been just over a year since installing the 5 port SR card and running two arrays--one in a 3 disk hotswap burly, the other an internal JBOD. Few days ago I got an email saying a drive in the RAID...
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    Mapping bad blocks

    Thanks to ricks I understand the benefits of zeroing new drives to map bad blocks before a RAID install. Question:
    Is this mapping of bad blocks purely an OS function or does this info get burned to...
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    Sticky: Boots, Thanks for posting the test results. AND...

    Boots, Thanks for posting the test results. AND for putting to bed the myth that you need Tiger along with CS2 to utilize the extra RAM. Because of the barefeats postings months back there has been...
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    Regarding the barefeats info, my understanding is...

    Regarding the barefeats info, my understanding is that Photoshop engineers wrote CS2 to make use of OS memory caching before resorting to the scratch disk, and users will indeed see speed benefits to...
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    Sticky: Glad to be of help, Kaye.

    Glad to be of help, Kaye.
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    Sticky: Kaye, Have you activated the bigger tiles...

    Kaye,
    Have you activated the bigger tiles plugin? See http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/331372.html for info. On my 2.5 dual with 3GB RAM, this plugin shaved significant time on filter and...
  18. Thread: PhotoShop on G5

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    We're actually in agreement. I should have said...

    We're actually in agreement. I should have said the rule of thumb is to have enoungh installed RAM so that after the apps grab their share there is at least 200-300MB left for the OS. But of course...
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    The full quote from which I paraphrased (see...

    The full quote from which I paraphrased (see below) was written before Tiger's release.
  20. Thread: PhotoShop on G5

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    CS2 can allocate up to 3.5GB RAM, so first you...

    CS2 can allocate up to 3.5GB RAM, so first you have to figure how much RAM beyond that your OS and other apps need to function well.Rule of thumb is for the RAM left over for the OS to stay at a...
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    Sonnet firmware for hot-swap

    Just found this link via MacCentral. The Sonnett 4+4 and e now get hot-swap with this firmware rev. http://www.sonnettech.com/downloads/adapter_sw.html#tsata-x
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    Rick, I understand from a post of yours a while...

    Rick,
    I understand from a post of yours a while back that the Netcell was handling user initiated drive "failures" incorrectly. But when a RAIDXL/ 3/5 is working properly why would a drive...
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    Chris, After poring through the many options for...

    Chris,
    After poring through the many options for my photo studio I settled on a burly enclosure with hotswap SATA drives for archive storage. The NetCell card, despite some soon-to-be-resolved,...
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    Chris, I faced this issue almost a year ago in...

    Chris,
    I faced this issue almost a year ago in my studio. I installed a gigabit NIC card in a G3 OS 9 machine and never got transfer speeds anywhere close to those between 2 OS X machines even...
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    Read vs Write speeds

    Looking through the drive DB I've noticed that SATA reads are consistently slower than writes. ATA drives seems to run in the opposite direction, while SCSI seems to show the smallest difference...
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