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WaltsAVP
Best performance and cost effective hard drives for lossless on G4
on Feb 22, 2006 at 6:23:45 pm

Need to upgrade my hard drives to use the lossless option on my dual processor (1.4 GHz) G4. Any suggestions for SCSI or Firewire 800 would be appreciated. Tech says I need 75 mbs sustained for lossless.



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InfomercialKing
Re: Best performance and cost effective hard drives for lossless on G4
on Mar 5, 2006 at 2:57:26 am

Fireware 800 is TERRIBLE, the connections get loose and you have digitizing problems.

I have Media 100i xr boards with the latest software, in an G4 at 1.42Ghz.

I bought from FirmTek the "Big Boy Bundle": One External 4-Bay eSATA Enclosue with Card
see: http://store.yahoo.com/firmtek/sata2even4.html

That provides over 300 MB/sec transfer rate to the drives and MORE than enough for uncompressed video with the xr option. And the drives are removable!

The engineers I spoke said to only buy thye Hitachi SATA-II dives, either the 250Gb drive or the 500Gb drive. The Hitachi SATA-II 250Gb drive costs only $109.

This is very inexpensive and BLOWS away Firewire 800 which is worthless!


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