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peterg7lja2003
 

Hi All
info required
on the reception PC what size Hard drive be best to start on new station
On the processor PC again best size Hard Drive
Thanks
Pete


David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

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From: peterg7lja2003
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Hi All
info required
on the reception PC what size Hard drive be best to start on new station
On the processor PC again best size Hard Drive
Thanks
Pete
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How long is a piece of string, Pete? <G>

Suggestion: reception PC, enough for two days of data, at 45 GB per day, plus OS etc. I am managing with an 80 GB disk using Windows XP (needs to be PATA on the old system I am using).

Suggestion: processing PC, as big as you want to keep your days of data. 2 TB is not expensive these days. Perhaps an SSD for the operating system and non-changing files, and an HD for the data and my software.

Cheers,
David
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James Brown
 

In message <ju3va6+sd9c@...>, peterg7lja2003 <petergibson7@...> writes
Hi All
info required
on the reception PC what size Hard drive be best to start on new station
On the processor PC again best size Hard Drive
Thanks
Pete
Hello Peter,

It's not just size that counts! It's disk access times and buffer if you are not running a RAM drive. As David has said elsewhere a disk with less than 100GB is quite satisfactory under most conditions if you have a two computer set-up and are not planning to leave data unprocessed..

As to the processing side - how long is a piece of string? - How much data do you want to archive or keep for periods. It all depends on how much data you are accessing and processing. You could easily get 10Gb a day of data with the basics for example. Then again you may want to store other files created by some of the imaging software, albeit these will be of lesser size.

Also make sure you have the appropriate file retention settings in the data managers to ensure you don't use up all the space on a disk!

Cheers
James
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James Brown


peterg7lja2003
 

Hi James
thank you for the info...will be using ftp for a while to get used to using the software.
Pete

--- In MSG-1@..., James Brown <satellite@...> wrote:

In message <ju3va6+sd9c@...>, peterg7lja2003
<petergibson7@...> writes
Hi All
info required
on the reception PC what size Hard drive be best to start on new station
On the processor PC again best size Hard Drive
Thanks
Pete
Hello Peter,

It's not just size that counts! It's disk access times and buffer if you
are not running a RAM drive. As David has said elsewhere a disk with
less than 100GB is quite satisfactory under most conditions if you have
a two computer set-up and are not planning to leave data unprocessed..

As to the processing side - how long is a piece of string? - How much
data do you want to archive or keep for periods. It all depends on how
much data you are accessing and processing. You could easily get 10Gb a
day of data with the basics for example. Then again you may want to
store other files created by some of the imaging software, albeit these
will be of lesser size.

Also make sure you have the appropriate file retention settings in the
data managers to ensure you don't use up all the space on a disk!

Cheers
James
--
James Brown