Portable firewire hardrive

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by jobrien, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Ok,
    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,
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anybody have specific opinions on the my passport studio? It seems like for every good review there like 4 bad ones. Anyone on here have experience?
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    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. :p
     
  6. 1ne
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    I was looking at 500GB Iomega FW800. It seems like the price change everyday. :confused::confused::confused:

    Yesterday it was at $160. Today $180. Go Figure...


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  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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