Cannot save because scratch disks are full


#1

I got this really annoying problem, I know I don’t have any more free space left on the drive dedicated to PS, but come on. How much PS requires? Last time I fine tuned the settings everything slowed down greatly. Why can’t it use simply more RAM? I hate the idea of swap, paging files. They are so slow… or should I invest in a very fast disk for these kind of stuff? I’d buy more RAM then that’s all no more swap files? Can that be done?


#2
I'd buy more RAM then that's all no more swap files? Can that be done?

Not really. Most software is written to expect to write to a page file. You can get an SSD drive however and put your page file on that, which is a good compromise.


#3

How much PS requires depends on the file you’re working on.


#4

It’s 200-300mb in size, a number of smart objects, 2-3000ish resolution.

Yeah I see where this is going. SSD’s whoaaa :wink:


#5

You can select a FASTER Drive for Your Scratch Disk(s).

Right now I use my main HD, I average around 6Gb free space there.

But I also use 3-4 others, I have 3-4 Scratch Disks in use at all times.

You need to Quit PS and Restart after setting the Scratch Disks.

A Firewire Drive would be best for the Scratch.


#6

Is it better to have scratch files on both a slow and a fast HDD just to be sure there are 2 files, or just 1, but on the faster HDD? I placed it on the newest HDD of mine and it runs quite fast.


#7

Some solutions from Adobe.com:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/316/316693.html