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Recommend portable hard drive for video editing on a budget

by ajmrkva / February 8, 2009 5:47 PM PST

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.

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Best to start with your system specs... it may not be up to
by VAPCMD / February 8, 2009 10:05 PM PST

task regardless of which external HDD you attach.


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(NT) and what is the budget?
by ahtoi / February 11, 2009 3:56 AM PST
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try these
by krezner / February 17, 2009 4:00 AM PST

I've been using Lacie Rugged portable drives (7200RPM) with my students for the last 3/4 of a year and so far they've been wonderful. We've never had them fail even when dropped.

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