|Feb 28, 2013, 10:12 AM||#1|
ex. HDD for new MBPr video editing - which one of the three?
I just bought a MBPr for a month trip to South Africa. I need to bring at least one work project with me, total size (events+projects) already about 700 GB.
So I need an external HDD and I want it to be USB powered. I will also be shooting and editing there so I figured I need more than 1 TB.
My options: costs
Two Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 1 TB 2x 85 euro
A WD My passport 2 TB 150 euro
G-Tech 1 TB mini portable drive 2x 120 euro
The WD does not have 7200 rpm so I figure I should drop this one?
I am not sure if the hitachi has USAP? wich I picked up from other forums is neccesary/good for editing.
In that case I should go for the G-Tech, wich will cost me about 70 euro more.
What do you think?
|Feb 28, 2013, 10:55 AM||#2|
But you willneed at least one more drive. Who will you back up this data? Traveling with only one copy of the data is not a smart move. Butting all three copies of your data in one luggage is not smart either.
I'd suggest buying three copys of the g-tech drive and buying some kind of padded cases for them (even if it is just the box they come in) Pack one as cary-on and put the other two in different luggage don't keep all the backups and the live drive in the same hotel room.
Rules for data you care about: Data needs to be on three different physical meadi and two different geographical locations.
Buy the disks a month or so before you leave and use them a bunch. If one is going to fail it will be either in the first week or years later. So push it hard while you still have a chance to replace it if it fails and have time to test the replacements
What size. Withtoday's prices 1TB is to small. For only a few more $$ you get 2TB. And with video editing you NEVER want to get even close to a full drive. The drives are faster if 60% or less full. I'd buy three 2TB g-tech drives for the trip. Assuming you are shooting footage that costs a fortune to shoot and can't be replaced. So dump the files to multiple backup drives and keep the drives in rotation and not all in one place
|Feb 28, 2013, 11:12 AM||#3|
G-Tech is now owned by Hitachi. They have a great reputation from when they were a little company, I'm not sure whether this reputation is still deserved.
I agree that having a back-up drive, though annoying, is vital.
|Feb 28, 2013, 11:29 AM||#4|
Are there USB-powered, 7200 rpm and 2TB drives out there? Cause I can't seem to find them... At least not USB 3.0
Last edited by JimiHx; Feb 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM.
|Feb 28, 2013, 01:31 PM||#5|
Incidentally, my vote would be for the G-Tech drives. I have one of the newer 1TB and it's an excellent performer.
Last edited by jmoore5196; Feb 28, 2013 at 03:40 PM.
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