I am a relativley new MAC user / non-linear video editor looking for a good cheap solution. I have a large amount of DV that I need to edit and I am quickly finding that I have storage and space issues.
I use a Power MAC G5 Dual 2GHz with Final Cut and I will be working with DV for the most part. I currently have the stock 160GB SATA Drive as well as a 250GB Maxtor in the expansion bay. I am looking to purchase some storage soltuions and I was wanting to know what people think of using External Firewire Drives as a location to edit from.
I have looked at some RAID firewire solutions at macsales.com like a 1TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL PRO 800 RAID Dual Drive 7200RPM Storage Solution w/16MB Data Buffer(8MB per HD).
Has anyone experienced any issues with these kind of drives keeping up in an editiing environment. I know that a true solution would be to go with some sort of Ultrawide SCSI break out box option but something like that is beyond my budget at this point.