Going to run out of storage space soon

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by akitio, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. akitio macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    due to my hobby of video editing, my storage space is running all time low...

    wondering which external hard drive is bast for the job?

    a friend has this system call Taurus Mini Super-S basically it offer a case for 2 hard drives and back up function with lcd display... which use 2x2.5 SATA?

    what is SATA means?
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    D. Need more info.

    What model MBP do you have. Do you have an expresscard slot? Can you use eSATA or are you limited to Firewire 800? What's most important; Speed, Cost or Portability?
     
  3. akitio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this unit will be my in home storage unit, below is a link to official website,

    http://www.akitio.com/products/raid-enclosures/taurus-mini-lcm/

    Price : I found on ebay for around $120 after shipping which I am ok with.

    Speed : will be the bigger issue here. Due to the large file size i am working with, dont want to wait forever for transfer
     
  4. akitio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone using this type of equipment? insight of pro and con?
     
  5. JennyX, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    JennyX macrumors newbie

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    Akitio taurus mini for vid editing

    I've used the Taurus minis for a while now and works great for on-site vid editing. Use it with a MBP 13 w FireWire 800 and it's fast and portable enough to carry around since they're bus powered. I've been using the caldigit vr minis before and are very similar to the akitios. I picked the akitios because they're cheaper than the Caldigits and have 2 fw800 connections so u can daisy chain them (VR minis only have 1 FW800, 1 FW400). For my current vid project I have two 2TB akitios daisy chained to the MBP (I was editing on a 5-hr flight!). However they will suck up your battery tho. Hope this helps.
     

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