To guarantee your best efficiency, your PC needs to be optimized and organized. You may consider my tips. These can be applied for mac.
1#: Backup & Recovery
Always have system backup plan. Use Norton Ghost, Acronis, True Image to backup periodically during important time like after installing platform; after installing essential softwares; after upgrading softwares, upgrading monitors of important equipment…
You should use pro softwares because windows and mac’s backup function is not as reliable and professional as specialized softwares.
In case of having unwanted incidents, you just wait some minutes to back your system up as it’s used to be. Believe me, you’ll regret soon if not.
2#: Turn off visual effects
Turn off all unnecessary image effects, you’ll be surprised. With just this little free little move, your computer will be like having “doping”. Doing anything quickly and reacting immediately
3#: Files and Folders
Store and name your files in consistent organization, scientifically organize files and folders in your computer.
4#: Regular Maintenance.
Periodically clean and maintain your computer to guarantee its smooth, well running.
5#: Turn features off
Turn of all unnecessary windows or mac’s services, this is needed to be done when you have knowledge of the system. If you don’t, ask an IT friend.
6#: Using Internet
If you have another computer at your home, use the internet on that one. You should turn of internet on your recording computer to prevent virus or malware infestation.
7#: Antivirus Softwares
Make sure that you install reliable anti-virus software which runs light and takes low data storage. If your computer is usually connected to external storage devices such as usb or HDD, an anti-virus software is must-have.
Of course when your computer is not connected to external devices while mixing, recording, you can temporarily turn it off if you worry about the effect on your system efficiency.
8#: High Performances
Choose high performance in system configuration, such as power option in windows or choose high performance option on the software which is attached to mainboard like EPU Egine for computers using ASUS mainboard.
Above are some basic tips help you with optimizing your system for professional and long time working. When finish all those tips, you’ll have time to focus on your work and not worry about some “god sent incidents”.