External HD-Same old question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by UndertheRadar, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. UndertheRadar macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm looking to purchase an External HD firewire400/800. I've researched the forums as well as reading up. My questions are: what's the best place to purchase from and what brand works the best for FC. I know it's been asked but they're just too much to filter through so please any leads would be great!
  2. mengus28 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2006
    Fairly new to this but I have been looking into one of these harddrive's by Other World Computing, i think this may be where i get an external harddrive/memory.


    Any user's using OWC hardrive out there?

    btw, what is the difference in some of these HD's , some say "striped" or "mirrored", not sure what that means. ?
  3. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    i have two owc hds as in my sig.

    the striped and mirrored is raid level 0 and 1. striped is two drives with half of the data going to one drive and half on the the other drive..so u can have higher throughput of data. mirrored is raid 1 with two drives one being a copy of the other..need more data on raid..search forums..its all over.

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