(Video Editing) External Hard Drive Solution?

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  1. Vroom macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to find an external hard drive solution for use as a scratch disk with Final Cut Studio.

    Can anyone recommend a good 1TB FW800 drive setup for video editing?
     
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    http://www.drobo.com

    It's a little pricy compared to a regular drive, but it looks amazing. I plan on getting one later in the year. Keeps everything safe as well.
     
  3. miiles macrumors regular

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  4. Vroom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Drobo is too expensive for this application. Any non-redundant 1TB drives/systems that are recommended?
     
  5. Vroom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Know of any FW800 enclosure comparisons/recommendations? I'm Googling without much luck.
     
  6. miiles macrumors regular

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    This is the enclosure that I like, I don't own one myself, but my friend who does video editing does, and hasn't had any problems with this case.
     
  7. Vroom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That one doesn't have FW800.
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Have a Rosewill USB2/FW400/FW800/eSATA enclosure that has a Samsung 1 TB drive in it. Works really nicely. I use mostly the FW400 and eSATA.
     
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  10. miiles macrumors regular

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    The IEEE or 1394 ports are the same as FW.
     
  11. miiles macrumors regular

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    Oops sorry, read that too fast, you're right. :)
     

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