External Hard drive for editing. possible raid.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by italidesign, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. italidesign macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I have been researching all day but I want an opinion from the Mac community on this. I own a 15'' MBP Core Duo II 2.0 GHZ with 3 Gigs of ram. (I think I maxed it out) On Leopard. I'm running final cut studio 2.

    I wanted to run an external HD setup to do my editing on. Obviously firewire 800. But I was interested in eSata also. Firewire Depot makes a SATA port for the MBP and i can have the claimed 3.0 Gbp/s speed. Will the expresscard/34 allow me to do this in my machine? I would really love swapable drives.


    (eSata thru express card)

    Anybody have some really sweet setups I could do for on or about 400 dollars? I would love the ability to upgrade the setup later. But I want to run at least 2 drives. I eventually would want to be able to edit HD but I'm working in DV tapes for now. Please, any input would be great. :confused:
  2. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    Check out the G-tech's. I use them both with FW800 and the same express card/SATA. Link. They are fairly quiet, but I can hear them on occasion, usually when they boot up. They can perform several simultaneous streams, which is a huge pro for video editing. They look fabulous as well, and seem to be made for the MP and MBP's. I have a 2.33ghz 17" MBP, so same generation as you, I think. Good luck! :)

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