External hard drives

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  1. Lex Lucas

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    Well I love video editing and have a laptop. The thing is my laptop doesn't have anywhere close to the amount of space I want to store my raw video. So, if I were to get a external hard drive, would I be able to upload my video to that and use it for editing on my laptop? or would it be too slow (don't they connect via USB?).
     
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    they do connect via usb and they aren't that slow. I have an external hard drive running vmware....a utility that allows you to have speperate operating systems on one pc.....and it runs through usb and i find it faster than my normal drive. i haven't done a lot of video editing and such, but vmware takes a lot of processing power to run, and i can't see it being that much different power wise than a video editor.
     
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    If you're doing video editing you'll really need a USB2.0 or Firewire. I'd go Firewire myself just since thats what you'll use to hook a DVCam up anyway.

    Hope you have lots of RAM too. :)
     
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    yea, i guess it helps my vmware having 1 gb of ram in my laptop....kinda overlooked that point. :ugh:
     
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    Make sure the external drive has a decent RPM rating too....
    Anything under 7200 for video editing is useless.....anything under 7200 for anything is useless....stupid Compaq laptops
     
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    Damn, I wasn't even aware you could get 5400 RPM external drives. All I have ever seen were 7200
     
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    Get a PCMCIA firewire card and an external harddrive caddy...
     
  8. Lex Lucas

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    my laptop already has firewire and USB 2.0
     

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