best external hard drive? for video editing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lowser, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. lowser macrumors newbie

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    What is the best external hard drive for video editing?
    I am thinking about getting a g-tech 250gb.
    Any advice would be fantastic.

    thanks,

    lowser
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    What Mac?
    What Budget?
    What country?
    How much video?
     
  3. lowser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh sorry.
    Mac - Powermac G5 Quad
    budget - $300
    country - USA
    video - about 45min
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    grab a couple 250/320gb seagate internal drives and a couple FW external enclosures (or one dual drive enclosure, but don't run it in raid) and that would be around $300

    get em at www.newegg.com
     
  5. -DH macrumors 65816

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    More importantly, what video formats will you be working with? For any of the DV25 family (DV, DVCam, DVCPro, Digital 8) and even for HDV, Firewire 400 or 800 will be fine. For higher fomats you'll need something other than FW to maintain the needed data rate.

    -DH
     

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