FW HD for DV Requirements

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by bsichran, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. bsichran macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2003
    Hi guys, a very basic question:

    I will be getting a G5. I saw a HD with FW 800, FW 400, and USB 2.0 built in (GVP XP 800). The downside seems to be a relatively slow seek time, 12ns. Does this matter for heavy duty ediing?

  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You'll probably save money if buy an enclosure and drive seperately. For an enclosure look for something w/the Oxford 911 or 922 chipset (note: if you go w/the 922 chipset make sure the manufacture has up to date firmware that is compatible w/Panter). For your HDD I'd get at least a 120gig 7200RPM drive w/an 8MB cache.

  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I disagree with LethalWolfe. Unless you get a drive with mail-in rebates, its usually cheaper to get a case with drive. I recommend OWC for your external drive. I am very pleased with mine. It performs very well especially for DV and came loaded with shareware and Apple stuff.

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