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Jack Burnford
eSata caddy and FCP
on Feb 15, 2013 at 5:26:12 pm

Does anyone use external sata drives in a caddy to edit onto in FCP?

I am gathering a lot of footage and want a cheapish way of adding hard drives as and when i need more space.

A caddy seems like quite a good idea as i can get a thunderbolt version for my MBP and then a FW800 for my older iMac and can upgrade the connection as and when.

Most of the time i use a G Raid to store rushes, FCP Project online, H264 originals on a back up drive. My back up drive is filling up so time to move on - this is the sort of caddy i mean:

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Drives-Docking-Station-ST0014U/dp/B002MUY...


Thoughts very welcome!

Thanks


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Alex Bunke
Re: eSata caddy and FCP
on Feb 19, 2013 at 8:52:48 pm

We use these a ton at work; I've got 3 hooked up via a SATA card to my Mac Pro--swap drives out constantly, etc. Rarely have issues.


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Jack Burnford
Re: eSata caddy and FCP
on Feb 20, 2013 at 4:19:22 pm

HI Alex
Thanks for the reply

Do you use the drives as they come or do you put them in individual housings and hook them up that way?
I'm just a bit worried that if they are designed to be used internally and i use them a lot just in an external caddy they might get bashed around a bit.

Cheers
Jack


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Alex Bunke
Re: eSata caddy and FCP
on Feb 20, 2013 at 4:25:20 pm

We buy Western Digital 1TB Black drives and use them as-is; we store them in cases much like these: http://www.amazon.com/IO-Crest-2-5-Inch-Storage-SY-ACC25014/dp/B003OBZQRO/r...

Certainly not fool proof but the best option for our current workflow


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