Portable Firewire Drive

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fxstb2002, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. fxstb2002 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Can I use a portable firewire drive as a scratch disk, considering all that I have seen use 5400 rpm drives and a fw400 interface? Or should I really go for something with a 7200 rpm drive?

    I am not doing really intensive stuff, and most of it is either personal or 5-10 min web videos. I just want to get the video off the internal drive, since that is recommended.

    I also want it to be portable to go with me and my mbp when needed.
  2. rickiac macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2007
    Portable HD

    Try G-drive mini @ http://g-technology.com
  3. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Do a decent internet search: there are a bunch of 7200rpm, FW800 externals out there. Western Digital Studio series is a name that comes to mind immediately.

  4. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    Or OWC on the go.

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