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Lawrence Richards
Recommendation for an External Hard Drive to use as Scratch Disc and storage
on Sep 10, 2012 at 3:49:19 pm

Can it be the same drive? Does it need to be a RAID 1 for safety? Etc.
Thank you!

Larry

Thank you!

Larry R.
Florida


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Tim Jones
Re: Recommendation for an External Hard Drive to use as Scratch Disc and storage
on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:05:01 pm

Larry -

What kind of connectivity do you have for your external drives? That will make a big impact on the answer.

Tim
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Lawrence Richards
Re: Recommendation for an External Hard Drive to use as Scratch Disc and storage
on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:13:27 pm

I have an '09 iMac so I have USB and Firewire

Thank you!

Larry R.
Florida


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Tim Jones
Re: Recommendation for an External Hard Drive to use as Scratch Disc and storage
on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:24:07 pm

Of course, opinions about this vary, but nn that case, I'd recommend that you use the interface that you're not currently using for storage to reduce latency and definitely don't use the same disk for storage and scratch. FW-800 will always be faster than USB 2.0.

The key would be to not have your work drive and your render/scratch drive on the same interface.

Tim
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CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
http://www.productionbackup.com
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!


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Lawrence Richards
Re: Recommendation for an External Hard Drive to use as Scratch Disc and storage
on Sep 10, 2012 at 6:31:01 pm

Thank you for this.

Thank you!

Larry R.
Florida


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