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mathechew
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specs of a good drive

Hello,

I just bought a new macbook a few days ago(can we please not get into the argument of Win. VS. Mac?), and I now need to buy an external hard drive.

First off, I'll be using it for video editing.

Can anyone tell me what kind of Cache I should look for for transferring video to/from the drive?

Also, as this is a mainly windows forum I doubt it, but could anyone by chance tell me how long the battery on my new 15' macbook pro will last while editing video in Final Cut Pro?

And, lastly, can anyone recommend a drive?

I need it to be between 250-500 GB, cost between 100-200 dollars, and, if my battery will last for a while while editing, I would prefer for it to not require a power supply separate from the computer.

Thanks a bundle!

MAT

Patrick Patience
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Well.

Depends where you live, but there's usually not a huge choice on drives, Maxtor is good, but I head HP has some pretty good drives intended for Media purposes, I have no personal suggestion though. But, perhaps check into their drives. (They'll be more expensive then you're average "Storage Drive" though.

Congratulations on the Mac. I wanted one for a while. But Linux is working out good for me now, I like it a lot. I tried a Mac for a bit, but it seems quite different, more different than even getting used to Linux. Just the simple things are different.

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mathechew
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Actually, I was planning on

Actually, I was planning on buying it online... Anyways, thanks for the ideas! Smile

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