Fastest External HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fluidedge, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    Nov 1, 2007
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    Hi,

    what is currently the fastest (without talking silly $$$) external HDD - are there any 10,000 RPM models out there?

    I'm needing a new one for Video editing and need SPEED!

    Help appreciated!
     
  2. filmgirl macrumors regular

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    For external drives, the bottleneck is really more about your interface rather than your RPM speed.

    A SATA drive connected via USB2 or FW400 is going to be much, much faster if connected via FW800, or eSATA.

    What kind of system do you have? If you have either eSATA or FW800 - a lot of the 7200 RPM SATA drives freaking fly, even if connected externally.
     
  3. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    i have firewire 800

    thanks - i'll look out for a good 7200rpm drive.

    cheers
     

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