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Shawn Gaiero
External Drive for Symphony 6 running on macbook pro
on May 7, 2012 at 3:45:19 am

I am currently looking for a fast external drive that is compatible with Symphony 6.
I'm running it on a macbook pro (2.4GHZ i7). I'm looking purely for speed as I will have a separate Backup drive.

Is thunderbolt a viable option? If so, what brands? Or, is e-sata still the preferred external storage?

Thanks in advance.


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Andrew McKee
Re: External Drive for Symphony 6 running on macbook pro
on May 7, 2012 at 8:05:26 am

If you have thunderbolt, go thunderbolt. Avid recognises any locally connected drives. Network drives need some jigger pokery. I have always had success with G-Tech drives and they have just launched a range of thunderbolts. When you say fast, how fast do you mean it needs to be? Reading DNxHD185, or uncompressed HD, or 4k Raw?

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Shawn Gaiero
Re: External Drive for Symphony 6 running on macbook pro
on May 7, 2012 at 2:42:22 pm

Andrew,

I'll most likely be using DNxHD185 but would like the option to connect to Red files via AMA, although It's probably wishful thinking on my part.

Thanks for the quick response, I really appreciate it.


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