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Jonothan Whatley
External Drive or Computer Drive?
on Jun 17, 2012 at 12:25:38 am

An elementary question I'm sure but here it goes. What are the pros and cons of saving footage on an external drive as opposed to a computer's drive?


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Shane Ross
Re: External Drive or Computer Drive?
on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:29:37 am

External. Because the system drive is often 5200 PRM...which is too slow. And one thing that it constantly does, because it houses the OS, is constantly accesses system resources. This will cause video playback to be interrupted, and you will get dropped frames.

Up to you if you want to do it. Those are the reasons not too.

Oh, and if the drive dies, and the project and media are lost...well..hosed.

Shane
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Jonothan Whatley
Re: External Drive or Computer Drive?
on Jun 17, 2012 at 2:38:11 am

Thanks, Shane. I'm trying to convince a friend (an amateur editor) that saving to the computer is a no no. I keep telling him that you can buy an external for next to nothing nowadays. He'll learn soon enough lol


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Chris Tompkins
Re: External Drive or Computer Drive?
on Jun 17, 2012 at 3:47:32 pm

You can also use a Hard Drive in the computer.
If it's a second drive, just as a long as it's not the OS/Apps Drive.

Chris Tompkins
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