anyone buy firewire 800 drive?

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  1. Maclicious macrumors regular

    Maclicious

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    I'm thinking about getting a firewire 800 external hard drive. Anyone have one of these--is it worth it above firewire 400? I'm thinking I'll be using it as a video scratch disk, among other things.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: anyone buy firewire 800 drive?


    FW400 is more than fast enough for DV editing.


    Lethal
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    It seems like the physical HD can't even pump out data fast enough to max out to FW400 standard, so does that just mean that FW800 is just insanely ahead of it's time??
     
  5. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    I just bought a LaCie firewire 800 drive, and it isn't any faster than the firewire 400 drives. Don't waste your money on the firewire 800, by the time it truly gets utilized the drives will be a lot cheaper.
     

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