Best External Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by shlomoreuven, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. shlomoreuven macrumors newbie

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    hello

    usb 3 VS thunderbolt

    Memory is very critical topic and there is no escape from increasing memory immediately

    Very high price differences between the two types of memories

    What do you recommend to buy? I am looking for disk 2 terabytes in size

    USB 3 is good enough? Or connection thunderbolt better?

    I need the drive to be used for storage and video editing through in FINAL CUT and IMOVIE ...

    I'd appreciate your response
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If you're going to edit through FCP X, your best solution is a Thunderbolt RAID array, you're going to need all the speed that you can get.

    Note that TB is far more versatile than USB, because it can support so many peripherals connected through a single port via a dock with almost zero performance hits.

    The reason why TB is so much more expensive is because of its versatility. You can even connect an eGPU via TB2 and get about 85-90% of the GPU's native performance.
     
  3. shlomoreuven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the professional reply

    Is it possible to get a recommendation for a specific model and where to buy it?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The Promise Pegasus series of TB RAID arrays are pretty good. I use them myself.

    They're bloody pricey though, only buy it if you're editing professionally.
     
  5. shlomoreuven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answers

    i can manage all fcpx files and media on the external disk?
    I want that all capacity will take on the external disk... Not on mac drive...
     
  6. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I have an external ThunderBolt drive which is used only for FCPX. It stores all my raw video as well as all FCPX projects etc. so nothing is stored on my Mac at all.
    No problems whatsoever.
     

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