|Sep 11, 2009, 09:36 AM||#1|
Portable firewire hardrive
So in my film program at school we are required to get a external harddrive.
It needs to be firewire and at least 300gb.
I decided i want a portable one so that i dont need to worry about plugging it into power when im around with my macbook.
So. I THINK ive narrowed it down to these 3.
Im open to other options though. I would like to keep it at or around 200.
Lacie little disk 500gb firewire - 301842 $150
Lacie rugged all terrain 500gb firewire - 301371 - $185
WD my passport studio 500gb firewire - WDMT5000TN - 190
Now, ive heard good things about all of them. Keep in mind it will constantly be in a backpack, and may possible be getting bumped around. I like the size of the little disk, look of the passport and durability of the all terrain.
Any tips? suggestions? anything. I need it by tuesday. So i need to decide fast
Thanks in advance,
|Sep 11, 2009, 09:56 AM||#3|
those are awesome. Only problem being as im in canada, the chances of it making it to my door by 8am tuesday is practically slim to none. BUT i may consider buying one of those for my own personal projects. They are so well priced! and look cool as hell!
|Sep 11, 2009, 10:54 AM||#5|
It largely depends on what you'll be editing, as that is what I'm assuming you'll be using the portable drive for. For any non-HD footage, the My Passport Studio should do fine, but if you're looking to do anything in high-definition, I would look for a portable drive having nothing short of FW800 and a 7200 rpm drive. HD really puts a beating on hard drives. I speak from experience, just so you won't be left with a hole in your wallet.
|Sep 11, 2009, 11:32 AM||#7|
well the my passport has firewire 800. I will be editing mostly sd this year, but i will be doing lots of hd on my own.
I think the lacie all terrain may be a good choice. The idea of having a tough harddrive for when im on set and everything seems like a good idea
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