Agree with the others, all 4 of my OS drives are 250GB and all have less than 1/3 of their capacity used.
Yeah, no thanks. I ruthlessly purged all the stuff I seldom use when I installed Windows 10, but I will likely opt for a 500GB system drive in the next build. Software installs sure aren't getting any slimmer.You need more software! My C: drive is currently using 255GB of its capacity. Just software on it.
My machine's last clean install was Win 7, so it has accumulated stuff from 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. It also has two other operating systems on it. Even so it all fits on a 500GB with over 200GB spare. My other drive is 8TB and has all my data on it.Yeah, no thanks. I ruthlessly purged all the stuff I seldom use when I installed Windows 10, but I will likely opt for a 500GB system drive in the next build. Software installs sure aren't getting any slimmer.
Would be nice to have such an inbuilt tool indeed.It is a shame that neither Windows not macOS have this built in. They could make it run once a day and warn users if the disks are starting to fail.
Great info. Consider starting a thread explaining the need to check disks periodically in the Apple forum and then copying post #67 in that thread so Apple users will see it!Would be nice to have such an inbuilt tool indeed.
On a Mac, if you go into Disk Utility and select a drive, there is a "S.M.A.R.T" status that can have one of three statuses:
You have to manually check at intervals and most people probably never open Disk Utility on their machines.
- "VERIFIED": Equivalent to "Green/Blue"
- "FAILING": Equivalent to "Amber"
- Some Error Notice: Equivalent to "Red"
I open it quite a fair bit as I tinker with my machine but can also go for long periods without doing this. So I wrote this Applescript Utility (based on somethng I found somewhere on the web a long time ago) to run on each login:
Setting up involves following the following steps:Code:
set DiskProb to false set disklist to do shell script "diskutil list | grep /dev/" set EachDisk to words in disklist repeat with CurrentDisk in EachDisk set SmartStatus to "Verified" if CurrentDisk as text is not equal to "dev" then try set SmartStatus to do shell script "diskutil info " & CurrentDisk & " | grep SMART" end try if SmartStatus does not contain "Verified" and SmartStatus does not contain "Not Supported" then set DiskProb to true exit repeat end if end if end repeat if DiskProb is true then tell application "Finder" display notification "Potential Disk Error!" & return & "Verify S.M.A.R.T status of disks in Disk Utility" with title "SMART Status Checker" end tell end if
All done. It will run silently in the background each time you log in and notify you whenever it detects an issue.
- CREATE APPLICATION
- Go to "Applications -> Utilities" and open "Script Editor"
- This will create an empty Applescript file
- Copy and paste the code above into this
- Select "File -> Save" in "Script Editor"
- Prepare for saving as follows:
- Change file name to "SMART Status Checker"
- Change file format to "Application"
- Save to your "Applications" folder
- SET TO RUN ON LOGIN
- In "System Preferences", Click "Users and Groups"
- Select relevant user account and add your new "SMART Status Checker" application as a login item
If you need the validation that it is indeed running and that all is OK so far, add the following line to the bottom of the code:
Apologies for the hijack.Code:
if DiskProb is false then tell application "Finder" to display notification "All Disks Verified" with title "SMART Status Checker"
Very interesting, thanks.Windows can report SMART status and it can be automated. Cut and paste the following into a text (notepad) file:
:: This batch file checks and reports hard drive SMART status
wmic diskdrive get status >> results.txt
Save the file and then rename it to something recognizable and give it a .bat extension. Mine is called SMART.bat
You can place the file about anywhere, I just left mine on the desktop. You can run it manually at any time just by double clicking it. It will output the results of the check to a text file (results.txt) in the same location as the bat file (i.e., the desktop). Each time it's run, the file is appended, not overwritten, so that it will read like this:
If you see anything other than OK reported e.g., Bad, Caution, or Unknown, take a closer look using the software tools of your choice. I think purging the file every so often would be a good practice so it doesn't grow so long as to be cumbersome.
How to automate
To have the bat run at every boot or restart, create a shortcut to the file in your startup folder:
C:\Users\YOUR USER ACCT\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Click on your shortcut and select properties. In the next to last dropdown box (Run), choose minimized. Or, just leave it as is if the command window that appears does not annoy you. It will close when finished.
This is really basic stuff and it can be improved, no doubt. For example, I think it might be a good idea to have a discreet report generated for every run or maybe just overwrite the file so that only the most recent checks are saved. I might look that up later or maybe someone else can chime in with this or other improvements. The only real downside here is you have to check the results file manually to see if anything is amiss. There might be a way to generate a popup if anything other than OK is returned as the status, but that probably involves scripting and as such is beyond my level of interest.
EDIT: To overwrite the results.txt file each time, use only one arrow instead of two after get status. The edited file is
:: This batch file checks and reports hard drive SMART status
wmic diskdrive get status > results.txt
The timeout can be lengthened if need be or maybe even eliminated. In my own case I can do without it, I included it only as a precaution so that the system would be fully booted before the SMART check is run.
Thanks for that. I just looked and I'm pleased to say that my machine sits there scoring 10 all the time. Even in Week view.I like CrystalDiskInfo which Richard recommends.
In addition, there is comprehensive error and issue reporting from Windows 10’s built in reliability monitoring.
You can find it by doing a search in Win 10 for “View Reliability History”
Here is a link to an old article on the subject: https://www.cio.com/article/2998906/how-to-work-with-windows-10-reliability-monitor.html
Hi BK and sorry for the delay in thanking you for posting your new PS specks. Looking at the items you chose I agree with your choice in CPU as the amd 3950X is overkill for my neads. I've been on the fence for some time as to what CPU to go for a the Intel CPU's have height cloak speeds like the i9-9900K and the i9-10980 XE These can runs and boost to over 5g on all cores. These Intel CPU's were preferred by Adobe products ot one time, but it seems that this has changed now.Sure....here are the key components....
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Ultra
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Twelve Core 105W
Samsung 64GB DDR4-2666 (2x32GB)
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EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC 8GB Open Air
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Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 SSD
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Hi FA. I am coming from a AMD 1950X and I am not happy with my CPU atall . lods of cors and treads but very slow compared to the Intel equivalent. From what I've been hearing the new AND 300 CPU's are a lot better in the speed department.I was on the fence, but thought about how long i wanted this machine to last.
Goal was at least 5-6 years.
Sure, 8 cores seems enough for TODAY - but what about tomorrow?
If I were to stay at 8 cores, I would have stuck with Intel.
More than 8 and AMD is the way to go unless you have unlimited buck$.
Trying to be as future-proof as possible, I went with the 3950X.
I've yet to see it go over 40% CPU utilization, but I have faith that SW bloat will fix that.
For the moment Intel still hold the crown as the best CPU for PS.cc & LR.cc because of the way these programs like clock speed and the fact the i9-9900k or the KF has on board video. I do believe that this will change given time. It's hard to get (ADOBE to CHANGE). Now if I were to do more video work I would be think strongly of getting the R3950X.Computer performance is always very hard to predict.
Intel and I assume AMD have a suite of apps/benchmarks that they run on their simulators to see how particular workloads respond to various architectural and instruction-set changes. It's always a give-and-take game where some do better and some do worse. Intel calls it their "S-Curve." Finding the balance is the art.
So - how a machine will work out for you is a bit of a crap-shoot unless your workload is represented in the bench-marking process.
AMD's RYZEN now have better IPC than Intels' for various workloads.
Their core/$ and perhaps core/W appears to best Intel.
Their chipset-CPU BW has been significantly increased to avoid a bottleneck for M.2 and USB3.
Intel is still [for the most part] stuck at 14nm and Skylake micro-architecture....how old is that?
On the flip side;
AMD's lack OC headroom -- but I only want to OC the memory to XMP settings, which is supported.
Many app's are tuned to Intel's architecture - even passively just using Intel's compiler.
At 8-cores, Intel's clock higher and have the above "tuning" advantage - but price goes crazy above 8.
For now, I thought it best to have "spare" cores.
In fact, I'm thinking of turning off SMT and running the 3950X as 16-threads - I read somewhere that it might increase some workloads as much as 30%.
Hi Karen. I am wondering how you are getting on with your new PC. Do you like is and how much faster is while processing your images in PScc & LRcc etc.Placed my order late yesterday. Should be built and delivered about a week after we return from our trip! wooHOOO!