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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 8:27:45 AM

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I'm wanting to start working with video and need to know a good
external hard drive to get. Is the below hard drive what I need, or
would you suggest something different? Is it fast enough?

http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10461

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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 10:14:10 AM

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utseay@aol.com wrote:
> I'm wanting to start working with video and need to know a good
> external hard drive to get. Is the below hard drive what I need, or
> would you suggest something different? Is it fast enough?
>
> http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10461


Definitely a great drive for doing video work!! And for miniDV
footage, it's more than fast enough.

Mike
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 12:03:41 PM

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My external hard drive has stopped working, or is
intermittent, definitely not reliable. I checked the firewire
card and it works with camcorder and digicam.
Took the harddrive out of the external housing and
plugged it into another computer, the hard drive showed
up and worked OK, so the problem is with the external
interface.
If you have room install a second hard drive in your
computer.




On 5 Aug 2005 04:27:45 -0700, utseay@aol.com wrote:

>I'm wanting to start working with video and need to know a good
>external hard drive to get. Is the below hard drive what I need, or
>would you suggest something different? Is it fast enough?
>
>http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10461
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Anonymous
August 5, 2005 12:38:39 PM

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Actualy I have a Imac G5 so it's a no go on the internal drive.

Does that price look right for a 500 gig external? Anyone know of any
other good external HD's that are cheaper (price not quality)?


irwell wrote:
> My external hard drive has stopped working, or is
> intermittent, definitely not reliable. I checked the firewire
> card and it works with camcorder and digicam.
> Took the harddrive out of the external housing and
> plugged it into another computer, the hard drive showed
> up and worked OK, so the problem is with the external
> interface.
> If you have room install a second hard drive in your
> computer.
>
>
>
>
> On 5 Aug 2005 04:27:45 -0700, utseay@aol.com wrote:
>
> >I'm wanting to start working with video and need to know a good
> >external hard drive to get. Is the below hard drive what I need, or
> >would you suggest something different? Is it fast enough?
> >
> >http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10461
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 3:04:32 PM

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Do you have any suggestions on a good drive?
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 4:27:41 PM

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utseay@aol.com wrote:
> Do you have any suggestions on a good drive?


A friend of mine runs a local post house (Avid & FCP) and has at least
a dozen LaCie external drives. He's never had any problems with them
whatsoever and they're used extensively.

Mike
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 6:46:34 PM

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<utseay@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Do you have any suggestions on a good drive?
>

My computer supplier, who does a big Internet dusiness, says that the "best"
drives are a moving target. There was a time, when IBM Deskstars were good
performers---then, they weren't. I bought a Western Digital the other day
because, my purveyor said, "I'm getting the fewest returns on W.D. over the
last few months." For what its worth.

Steve King
Anonymous
August 5, 2005 11:58:59 PM

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sounds like he's practicing SWIG. Sell What I Got

Steve



"Steve King" <steveSPAMBLOCK@stevekingSPAMBLOCK.net> wrote in message
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> <utseay@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1123265072.941880.258420@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> > Do you have any suggestions on a good drive?
> >
>
> My computer supplier, who does a big Internet dusiness, says that the
"best"
> drives are a moving target. There was a time, when IBM Deskstars were
good
> performers---then, they weren't. I bought a Western Digital the other day
> because, my purveyor said, "I'm getting the fewest returns on W.D. over
the
> last few months." For what its worth.
>
> Steve King
>
>
Anonymous
August 6, 2005 12:58:04 AM

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The seem to work fine on Macs but their windows drivers etc.. blow ..



"Mike Kujbida" <kujfam@xplornet.com> wrote in message
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>
> utseay@aol.com wrote:
> > Do you have any suggestions on a good drive?
>
>
> A friend of mine runs a local post house (Avid & FCP) and has at least
> a dozen LaCie external drives. He's never had any problems with them
> whatsoever and they're used extensively.
>
> Mike
>
August 6, 2005 4:11:03 AM

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On 5 Aug 2005 04:27:45 -0700, utseay@aol.com wrote:

>I'm wanting to start working with video and need to know a good
>external hard drive to get. Is the below hard drive what I need, or
>would you suggest something different? Is it fast enough?
>
>http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10461


My favorite are the removable HDD drawers. I have more than a dozen
drives sitting on a shelf that I swap into a bay whenever I need
videos or music etc. Most Maxtor and a few Western Digital. One
returned Maxtor out of two dozen in many years of use. They send me a
new one right away and let me return the bad one whenever I got around
to it. I would avoid one large drive as if it failed you would lose
more files. I have 250gigs and smaller with others as backup. Ah Yes.
Back up. Must not forget that.

Jimmy
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 2:29:40 AM

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for audio and general work, i have found the Seagate Barracuda drives
with the 8mb cache to be solid performers. i'm new to video, so i'm
not sure if there is something else out there, but as far as 7200rpm
ata drives, i like them a lot.

eventually i will get into a raid-0 setup. this splits the audio
between two drives, roughly doubling the performance. however, if one
drive crashes, the data on both drives becomes meaningless. so you
need to back up to a third drive.
August 8, 2005 7:45:54 PM

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genericaudioperson@hotmail.com wrote:
> for audio and general work, i have found the Seagate Barracuda drives
> with the 8mb cache to be solid performers. i'm new to video, so i'm
> not sure if there is something else out there, but as far as 7200rpm
> ata drives, i like them a lot.
>
> eventually i will get into a raid-0 setup. this splits the audio
> between two drives, roughly doubling the performance. however, if one
> drive crashes, the data on both drives becomes meaningless. so you
> need to back up to a third drive.

I have never set up a raid system but I know many others have reported
good and bad. I see no need to raid now that there are single drives about
as large as I would want. I rather have the drives idle on a shelf with no
power applied and no heat or wear than have many smaller drives configured
beyond any emendate storage needs.
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 9:35:23 PM

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Raid-0 has *nothing* to do with increasing storage space. In fact it
"wastes" space. what it does is span the data across two drives in an
alternating fashion. The seek times are cut in half and the throughput
doubles (roughly speaking). Kind of like two people trying to carry a
heavy object rather than one.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 1:05:59 AM

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<genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Raid-0 has *nothing* to do with increasing storage space. In fact it
> "wastes" space. what it does is span the data across two drives in an
> alternating fashion. The seek times are cut in half and the throughput
> doubles (roughly speaking). Kind of like two people trying to carry a
> heavy object rather than one.
>
It does look like one big drive, instead of 2 smaller drives. I don't think
the total space gets much smaller than the total formatted space of the
2 separate drives. The only things RAID-0 give you is more speed and
a larger unified disk space. If you loose any of the drives in your
RAID-0 array, all of your data is gone. There is no redundancy. I'm using
a RAID-5 array. It has 4 drives, but you only get to use the space of 3.
A space equal to the one of the drives is used for redundancy (don't
ask me how). If any of the drives fail, the array will not loose anything
and will continue to be usable while it tries to rebuild itself. If the
failure
of the drive is fatal, then you have to swap out the defective drive and
then it will attempt to rebuild itself again (in the background). It doesn't
improve the speed though, in fact it slows down the drive access a little.

David
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