External HD?

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  1. Squally

    Squally New Member

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    I do a lot of video editing and need to get an external HD that will be used just for the video I'm working with. I've been looking around and Western Digital has a 500gb for $300 that's USB 2.0. Is that a solid drive? Because I really can't have this thing crash on me. Also is USB 2.0 quick enough for what I need since I'll basically be working from that driving, reading and writing to it as I work.
     
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    lacie, the porsche design silver one, its the balls
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    Western Digital or Maxtor...LaCie is ok, but Im not a fan.

    I wouldn't work on the drive, just use it for storage. do your work on your machine then transfer the file(s) when you're done. i'd get on that is firewire 400 or 800 if possible.
     
  4. Skoles

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    This is what a design dept came up with? A box?

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  5. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Go Maxtor or WD. If you've got a Firewire 800 connection and can find a drive that supports it, that is the fastest interface available for an external HDD. However, its rare.
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    go with a seagate 7200.9 drive, then buy a case, either a firewire or usb2 case, sometimes you can get one with both.

    seagate drives have a 5 year warranty.
     
  7. rsxm5

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    I use a Seagate in a Vantec Nexstar enclosure with USB and firewire for general storage purposes. For backups, I use a LaCie drive. I went with the LaCie mainly because of the software package that allows for scheduled backups, and its very easy to use. It was actually pretty cheap too.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Although it is very plain, it does have that "Mac look" atlaest with the brushed alluminum it looks for the, powerbooks, displays, and powermacs. :)
     
  9. Skoles

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    I like the ones that have the preforated front like the G5's.

    Even one of those Mini-esque hubs would skirt under a G5 or desk nice & easy. Or at least look good sitting there.
     
  10. thezak

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    my LaCie just crashed on me and they wouldnt replace it. I just bought a 500gig WD and it's amazing....so far.
     
  11. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    You have good taste. :h5:

    Durability > performance IMO, especially if you can't afford to have something tank on you when you need it the most.
     
  12. trevor

    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    I use Seagate drives. Never had a problem with them. I just switched out an external enclosure w/ USB 2.0 and went to a firewire 400. That thing is fast. the 2.0 is great but it seems to slow down across the length of a large transfer. The 400 just stays consistently fast.
     
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