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#1 Liz Acosta

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:48 PM

Hey there

I'm just trying to pick out a reliable external hard drive to edit on & was wondering what brands/sizes you would recommend? For now I'll be editing mostly DV, nothing longer than 30mins. I'm using Avid Express Pro on my 12" PowerBook with 2 2.0 USBs & 1 FireWire 400 ports. I've been reading that the main problem with external hard drives is the power supply shorting it out & that the best way to deal with that is to plug into a UPS

I did a search to see if the topic has been mentioned before & could not find any such threads

Thanks a bunch ; )
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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:55 PM

I've always found the LaCie d2 extreme drives to be very reliable and fast. They come with USB2.0 & Firewire 400/800.
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#3 Matt Workman

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 10:56 AM

If you are interested in a future safe system SATA is a great option.

Studio Daily has a video tutorial on the differences between FW and SATA.
http://www.studiodai...ining/7481.html

If you setup a redundant RAID array that is a pretty safe way to go.

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