External Hard Drive questions

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

  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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

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

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