Best Hard Drive for Video Editing?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macandipodfan, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. macandipodfan macrumors member

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    I own an i5 MacBook pro that I do a bit of HD video editing on.
    Up till now I've been storing the video on the internal HD, but I'm almost out of space (I only have 500GB).
    I want to get a bigger drive that will still work well with 720p editing in FCE, so I was looking at this enclosure with either this or this hard drive.

    Would these work all right for HD editing? Are there any other options I should be considering?
     
  2. MrSEC macrumors regular

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    I have a very similar setup. I've found the Western Digital Scorpio Black to be the fastest 7,200 RPM HDD,but Seagate is a close 2nd.

    You'll like having the external. It aids in speeding the up on the CPU side by using an external as a scratch disk.
     
  3. macandipodfan thread starter macrumors member

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    AFAIK the Scorpio Black isn't available in 1TB.
    I don't really care if it's a 2.5" drive; just as long as it's quick. So do you think the WD I mentioned would be good?
     

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