What External Hard Drive for Video/Picture editing?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Epic Xbox Revie, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    I'd like to get a little into video and picture editing.... seeing as I have a SSD, I figure I should get an external to handle my video and pictures. Please advise on what size and which brand I should purchase. USB vs Firewire 800? Thanks for advice.
     
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    Can you hold on for a little longer? Thunderbolt lacies on the way... or so they say.
    If not those, I would probably make a raid with either SSDs or hi rpm drives.
     
  3. Santabean2000, Aug 2, 2011
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    If you need one now then your best option is FireWire 800 Raid; something like this.

    Macs still only have USB 2, (until Ivy Bridge - when Intel will provide native support), otherwise a USB 3 drive would have been better, (Thunderbolt is prohibitively expensive at the mo).
     
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