Firewire HD as scratch disk

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Bob Jovi, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    hi,

    i finally got a macbook and was looking for an external firewire drive to go with it.
    would a bus powered 5400 lacie be good for the job, or should I really look for one with an AC power supply?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    nope, you're going to need to get an AC powered 7200rpm drive.
     
  3. MattG macrumors 68040

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    The faster the better. I went through the same ordeal trying to pick out a drive, and all research and recommendations from other people told me that the slower, bus-powered hard drives simply aren't fast enough.

    I bought one of these and I'm very happy with it...fast, quiet, portable and built well:

    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10511
     
  4. Bob Jovi thread starter macrumors regular

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    will there really be a noticable slow down with regards to my editing if I use a bus powered HD then?
     
  5. Bob Jovi thread starter macrumors regular

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    will there really be a noticable slow down with regards to my editing if I use a bus powered HD then?

    opps: sorry for the repeat!
     
  6. faustfire macrumors 6502a

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    YES
     

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