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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hard Drives

I put a new 2TB drive in my pc, transferred my files, now there is 1.57TB free.

When I go to save a photo, it says the disk is full.

I don't know why it says that, the disk certainly is not full!

So far as I can tell, this is only happening when attempting to save from photoshop to my new drive, if I choose another drive, it works fine. This hasn't happened before.

Any ideas?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 07:27 PM
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Re: Hard Drives

Ok, clutching at straws until some knowledgeable comes along.

I am sure I have seen some error message in photoshop about the scratch disks being on the same as the system disk (or something). Go to edit\preferences\performance and have a look at what it says.

Does your system show the drive as the correct volume in explorer etc. I had a problem years ago when NT couldn't recognise a drive over 8GB or similar. Does your motherboard support that size of drive?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 07:42 PM
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Re: Hard Drives

Nick nailed it. Photoshop has a bad habit of "selecting" where your scratch drive should be. This generally is pointed to a folder somewhere in the C drive. I'd say reformat the new drive and create two partitions, so that you'd have:

Partition 1: Scratch Disk
Partition 2: Files

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Hard Drives

Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunatley no one was right. Scratch disk location wouldn't cause this. My scratch disk has always been a seperate drive anyway.

I since found out that PS7 doesn't like drives bigger than 1tb. Partitioning isn't what I want to do to make it writable by PS7. Never had a reason to upgrade from 7 before, as it did all I wanted it to do, until now.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 05:48 PM
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Re: Hard Drives

I am CS3 and I have played with CS5. Although PS7 is cool, it is well worth the upgrades.

Still, at least it isn't a major system issue.
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