So in trying to produce the latest images for Tone, Texture, Time my machine seemed to be really going slowly. Turned out that I was really running out of disk space on the local drives. Not only did that give appalling performance, but it also meant that a few attempts to print A3+ failed half way through. Half a printed picture is useless.
Optimize performance of Photoshop CS3 on Windows XP and Vista on Adobe's site gives some basic information; on of the interesting things was having to local hard drives. Currently I have one 160Gb (small now) and a 500Gb NAS (RAID1).
So some thinking on upgrading the PC.
- Clear out stuff
- Run more from the NAS
- 2nd Hard Drive - Shuttle case can take it.. but need to move out the Floppy Drive/Card Reader.
Will edit this as thinking moves on... see Delicious Stream for more links on this topic