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Old 07-16-2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tdtinker View Post
Is anyone editing with external HD using Firewire and if so what drives have you been using?
We are looking at "OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro FireWire 400 + USB 2.0 Combo Drive Solution" dives and "LaCie Hard Disk" 500 GB 7200 RPM.
I've been editing for quite a while using a WD MyBook Studio Edition (firewire 400/800, 1Tb) -

It's formatted for Mac but I use it on my PC just fine over firewire. Editing DVC PRO HD footage is no problem. It occasionally grinds when I have large images in the timeline for some reason, but I'm not sure if that's a drive issue or a memory issue (I only have 2Gb RAM).

The only annoyance with it, which seems common to these WD drives, is that occasionally when I boot the PC it fails to recognise the drive. A soft reset on the drive usually fixes it.
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