External Hard Drive questions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zyr123, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I have 2 750 gb WD My Passports.

    One of them broke my mom never sent it back, charged 120 $ but... IT STARTED WORKING AGAIN.

    Now I have a half tb worth of memory.

    Any suggestions on what to do with them. Besides the normal backing up and etc?

    Is this hard drive fast enough to be a scratch disk for video editing?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Depending on what kind of video you edit (HD or SD, highly compressed or properly transcoded), it might be, as USB is a bit slow for HD video using a proper editing codec.

    And since it already failed to startup and now is working again, it might not be a good choice to use it for backup, unless you double backup.

  3. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009

    Your propably right its not worth it using a hard drive that may die for both of those tasks.

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