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New Trados User - Installation query
Thread poster: Sophie Theophile

Sophie Theophile  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 04:14
English to French
Jan 11, 2004

Dear all,

I've recently bought Trados 6.5 Freelance but haven't installed it on my computer yet.
I have a Compaq laptop with a 40Gb hard-drive but I don't know how much space the software and translation memories will end up taking. Would it be wiser to install it on an external hard drive? What would be the main advantages/drawbacks?
Please send me your comments.

Best regards,

Sophie


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:14
English to German
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Moving the thread... Jan 11, 2004

Hi Sophie,
I'm moving your thread to Trados Support.

I have the LSP version, but I believe the size of the installation shouldn't differ significantly. The program files require approx. 115 MB (including approx. 35 MB for MultiTerm iX).

My biggest translation memory (roughly 140,000 TUs) has approx. 60 MB; my MTiX termbases (totalling around 7,000 entries) require approx. 30 MB.

That said, I don't think installing it on an external drive is necessary; I'd prefer to use that for backup purposes (I duplicate all my databases from desktop to laptop (or vice versa) every night).

HTH, Ralf

[Edited at 2004-01-11 14:51]


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Sophie Theophile  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 04:14
English to French
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Thank you Jan 12, 2004

Dear Ralph,

Thank you for your help. As I seem to have enough space on my internal hard drive, I will follow your advice and only use external drives for backups.

Best regards,

Sophie

P.S: Sorry for not posting my message on the right board.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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No problem at all Jan 12, 2004

Hi Sophie,
P.S: Sorry for not posting my message on the right board.

No worries - moving takes just a couple of clicks, and this forum is still pretty new.

Best, Ralf


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