View Full Version : Externals to Edit on!?!??!???!!!?
I currently have a 320gig from Western Digital, works great, I dig it, but im out of space. So I figured I'd ask ya'll your opinions for another one, 500gigs for sure. I know I've heard good things about LaCie on here, and am considering this guy http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/656915-REG/LaCie_301895.html
your thoughts please... oh and ill be using it primarily to run Final Cut Express projects off of.
Go for a firewire or esata connection, USB2 is slow.
only problem there is that I use my firewire port to capture with, and the scratch disk is going to be the new external.
Buy a PCI to esata or firewire.
Or just buy another hard drive, set it up as a slave, viola.
g-raid is fabulous. g-raid mini are quite awesome as well. not the cheapest but really good quality
the low end g raid external stuff is way overpriced....they use hitachi drives in em....its nothing fancy but they up the price cause of the design/ brand name.
the lacie rugged's are good I have 5 of them now and have not had a problem yet. I literally drove over one once and was still able to recover the contents of it. the product design is nice too which was honestly a selling point for me too.
you do want to be on firewire for sure though you can just daisy chain firewire so you can run more then one drive off one port as long as the externals have more then one firewire port. I only have a macbook for travel (no fw800) I plug a one drive in via firewire 400 and then just daisy chain the 2nd one with an 800 cable.
... you may want to look for drives that are 7200rpm too (most externals are 5400 which is a bit slow for anything at all intensive)
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