Partitioning external drives, drive format, transfer speeds and video editing, help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kwfl, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    hello everyone,
    i am posting this here because video editiors and animators i think might be here.

    i just got a second WD My Book Pro. I am planning to use the old one as a bin for my backups and other stuff and dedicate the second one for video editing and animation

    i excercise Avid editing as a hobby and do After Effects a lot.
    i want to use both Tiger and XP

    so, do u advice my to partition the second drive to 1 HFS+ and 1 NTFS partitions. will this affect the speeds due to partitioning.

    or
    format one drive as HFS+ and the second as NTFS. In this case, i will be using both drives for backups normal storage, will this affect the speeds?

    i want to go for the first one as i only have only one FW800 port on my iMac and i dont like switching cables.

    thanks.
     
  2. kwfl thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. kwfl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, the imac has nothing to do with it, i am asking those dealing with video editing and external drives, they are more likey to be here. Just they didnt turn up. :(
     
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Why not daisy-chain the devices? You can do that with Firewire. Just plug the second drive into the first one, then partition as you like.
     
  6. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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  7. kwfl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have said it, pros are here.

    thanks for the tip, i am now able to access both drives with my FW800 port. That adds a lot.

    and i guess this is the solution, i have formated one as NTFS and one as HFS+.

    now i dont have to worry about removing cables very frequently.
     

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