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Philip Fass
eSATA or FW800?
on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:29:57 am

Trying to decide whether to spend the time installing an eSATA extender cable or just plug in a FW800 into my 2007 Mac Pro.

It's a 2-drive external RAID 1 that will be used for MOV files recorded from HDV in Adobe OnLocation.

Any major difference in the two interfaces for this kind of use?


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Bob Zelin
Re: eSATA or FW800?
on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:02:16 am

eSATA is faster, but HDV is a very low bandwidth codec, so you wont see performance difference between eSATA and FW800 for your application. FW800 40MB/sec is more than fast enough for HDV

Bob Zelin



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Charles Wannop
Re: eSATA or FW800?
on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:05:07 pm

What Bob said + FW is hot plug-able so you don't have to shut down between drive swaps.

C


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