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Storage Advice
on Sep 28, 2005 at 11:40:25 pm

Hello all,

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 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.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Walter Biscardi
Re: Storage Advice
on Oct 15, 2005 at 1:11:16 pm

LaCie Big Disk Extreme and G-RAID's are two excellent FW800 solutions that will support up to 8bit Uncompressed. You can read my reviews of both products in the Features section.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.

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