which best External Hard drive with 800/400firewire

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  1. deafanimator macrumors member

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    I do have new Macbook Pro that I will soon purchase Final Cut Pro Studio. I am considering to purchase 1 TB external hard drive that will have 800/400/fire wires. I think three best brand are G-Drive, La Cie or OWC Mecury. Which one you like and why? I am looking portable and able to use for HD/SD video editing. Any help will be appericated.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I vote for the G-Raid.

    I've never had any problems with 5 of them, but every LaCie I've come across has died.
     
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  4. romanaz macrumors regular

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    I'll toss in a counter example, I got 3 LaCie's and have not had a problem with any of them, and most of my friends in video use LaCie or G-Tech. Both are good, as long as they use an aluminum case you should be good (I know LaCie makes some with plastic cases, I would avoid them IMO).

    I've been running a LaCie d2 Quadra 1TB which has fw400/800, eSATA and USB so its got all my bases covered. I really like it, good drive for the money, G-Tech seems to run a bit more, but probably worth it.

    IMO go with what you can afford from the LaCie or G-Tech camp.
     
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  6. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, can you find an external HD w/ 400/800 FW which is also portable?
     
  7. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Up to how big do you consider portable?

    David
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'd consider it portable if it didn't need to be plugged into the wall, but that's just me.
     
  9. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Well, I would say that's pretty portable!;) I meant more along the lines of size. But, here's one, here's another, here's some more.

    David
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Like I said, that's just me. The OP may have a different definition of portable.
     
  11. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    right, that's what I meant.
     
  12. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    LaCie D2 Quadra

    I've been running the 1TB LaCie D2 quadra daisychained to a 500GB LaCie D2 quadra via FW800- both of them for over 6 months: no problems whatsoever so far. It's a fast setup and quite silent.
     

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