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#1 Christopher Frey

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

Hi,
I'm an entering freshman working on mac. I have a macbook now and plan to keep it for my first two years, but I was looking into external hard drives for next as I have to have one and I need one shortly due to short film I'm filming. But I don't know what would be best. I know I want something with at least 500 GB and firewire, but my school says to get a HD with an OXFORD 911 or 922 chip and I cannot finding anything like that around where I live.
Any advice or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:47 PM

The Western Digital Mybook drives are very good and very affordable. The Pro Edition is a triple interface unit with Firewire 800.

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#3 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:44 AM

I asked a computer friend and he said,

"Some early Firewire drives used a different set of hardware to control the drive, and it couldn't handle video speeds. Everyone uses the Oxford chip set now."

I've used Lacies and Maxtors. You probably know but make sure that you get a drive with a speed of 7200 rpm (as opposed to 5400 rpm) if
you're going to be editing.
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