To Video editors: How often do you wipe your drive?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Benjamindaines, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    How often do you wipe you drive clean and start fresh?
     
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    rarely if not never lol the HD fails before I get around to it..
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Only if I have showing stopping problems that I can't fix any other way (which hasn't happened yet).


    Lethal
     
  4. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    never have.
    Who's got time?
    Or twice the storage they need?
     
  5. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I was curious once to see if wiping my drive would improve performance, it really doesn't do much. I also tried Jaguar because I had a copy laying around.

    Other than those times, I never feel a need to wipe my system drive.
     
  7. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Never tend to wipe my drives as such. I don't tend to edit from my main System Drive though, and use a different internal HDD to edit on instead. I then back everything up once finished to an external drive, and delete the project from the internal one.
     
  8. Davowade macrumors regular

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    When you have a good 4TB of RAID that is nearly full, you never get the chance to erase it :D
     
  9. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Really. I mean, like where would you put that much stuff to wipe it clean...

    I just keep buying bigger drives. I'm up to the 500GB LaCie d2.

    It seems that every time I have bought a new drive the price point has been the same for twice as much space.
     
  10. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    After every project...
     
  11. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    To add to this at school we wipe every year to clear out all of our newscasts...
     
  12. LukeSkope macrumors newbie

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    I did it once in 4 years of editing DV footage
     
  13. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    LOL.....

    WORD!!!


    I have 1.5 TB internal.. I have 500GB partioned for the BIG $$$ projects (backed up on external HD)..
    ..
    All other projects get there own External HD via FIREWIRE.... I rarely use less than 500GB External Drives per project.

    cheers
     

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