Photoshop scratch disk question.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I've got Photoshop to use a separate external scratch volume. This volume is also available to another computer on an ethernet network.

    My question is, is it possible and/or ok for both computers to use this scratch volume at the same time.

    Also if the networked computer has the external volume set as their First Scratch Disk, and their Second Scatch Disk to be their Macintosh HD, and they forget to mount the scratch volume before starting Photoshop does that mean that Photoshop will automatically default to their Macintosh HD or will it freak out?
     
  2. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    Using a network volume for your scratch disk is a sure fire way of slowing down photoshop significantly. This is assuming that you work with a large enough number of files, or files that have a size that is large enough to force photoshop to start using the scratch disk.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Bad, bad idea. You're better to leave it on your boot disk.
     
  4. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK thanks for that advice. I will leave the networked computer as it is. But what about the computer that has the external firewire drive connected directly, is that also no good to use as a scratch.
     
  5. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Let me rephrase that last question...

    I guess I was advised to not use a scratch disk over an ethernet connection because of the relatively slow speed. But on the mac that has the firewire scratch disk connected directly is that much slower than using the internal HD. The external firewire had the same rpm as the internal ATA 7200
     

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