Working on iMovie09 from PORTABLE external hard drive (which drive is best)

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  1. Intense macrumors regular

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    I need to work on iMovie projects from that external portable drive. Would you have any recommendations ?

    thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That depends on the kind of footage, but Firewire 400/800 should be the best port in those, as USB is kind of too CPU intensive and does lag.
     
  3. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Any FireWire 400/800 drive should do, also it helps if it is a 5400 or 7200 rpm drive. That will make copying and reading data much smoother. If its HD material 7200 rpm will be a big help. If its standard def either should be fine.
     
  4. Intense thread starter macrumors regular

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    HD footage that's 45 minutes in length with clips that range from 2 seconds to 5 continuous minutes.
     
  5. Intense thread starter macrumors regular

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    I looked at this guide before my post and looked at it now just in case I didn't miss anything ... It's a great guide, yet my question wasn't answered, sorry.

    Perhaps I should just buy the drive and try it, I just don't want it to break within a year and the warranty won't cover it because of how I worked directly from it.
     

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