task regardless of which external HDD you attach.
I'm looking for a quality hard drive that is portable (doesn't require wall outlet), and that is sufficient for video editing on a laptop (macbook pro).
I know ideally, I would be getting a 7200 rpm drive with firewire 800 and a 5 year warranty, but such drives in the portable section are too expensive for what I can afford right now (and I need this drive for some work that is coming up soon).
So my question really is, can I edit video on my laptop using a 5400 rpm hard drive?
Can I get by with USB?
What are the bare minimum requirements for editing video on a portable hard drive?
Thank you for your help.