External Hard drive for "Scratch Disk"

RG
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Rodney_Gaines
Apr 6, 2004
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All I’ve seen suggests that one should not use a "removalable" hard drive as a scratch disk. How about a usb connected external hard drive?

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Robert_Levine
Apr 6, 2004
No. Only local harddrives should be used for scratch disks.

Bob
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Rodney_Gaines
Apr 6, 2004
I’m using a laptop with only the C drive. Do I just ignore the scratch disk issue?
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Robert_Levine
Apr 6, 2004
Yes.

Bob
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Rodney_Gaines
Apr 6, 2004
Thanks for your quick response.

Rod
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Rick_Maloch
Apr 6, 2004
I have a ‘removable’ second hard drive in my laptop. It’s partitioned for 10 Gigs at the front of the drive and is dedicated to the scratch disk. It has worked flawlessly.

Rick
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Lawrence_Hudetz
Apr 6, 2004
I also have used external with no problems. PS doesn’t like "Removable" HD, but an external is not the same. If your OS recognizes the external as not removable, so will PS.

At least that’s how I found it to be so on W2K. I also was warned about not using externals, and more than once I forgot to turn it on, but PS reverted to C drive and ran just fine. So, I don’t understand the warnings as a blanket "no".
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wes
Apr 6, 2004
Same here Rick. I have had a firewire external drive used for the scratch disk every since I have had PSCS. It is empty except for being used as a scratch disk. It works flawlessly except when it is lost by the computer. This has happened only once to me.

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I have a ‘removable’ second hard drive in my laptop. It’s partitioned for
10 Gigs at the front of the drive and is dedicated to the scratch disk. It has worked flawlessly.
Rick
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Mac_McDougald
Apr 7, 2004
External and removeable are not same beasts.

An external HD, assuming something fast enough (Firewire, USB2, SCSI), can work fine.

Mac
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Lawrence_Hudetz
Apr 7, 2004
Didn’t I just say that? 😉

How ya doin’ Mac?
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Mac_McDougald
Apr 7, 2004
Didn’t I just say that? 😉

Must’ve been an echo..

How ya doin’ Mac?

Fair to partly cloudy, I reckon.
Good to see you around too, didn’t even notice when I posted..

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