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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Videoguys NLE Storage FAQ

One of the most confusing things about digital video editing is the storage requirement. In this article the Videoguys Techs will help you better understand just what kind of storage you’ll need for your video productions. Mac or PC based video editors face the same storage challenges and questions, and we’ve got the straight forward answers you need!

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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Good article, but you might want to update to reflect current prices. For the prices you quote for a 250GB drive, you can now get 1TB.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:33 AM   #3
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Great catch! I updated the sizes / prices when I started re-writing the article, but I forgot to put the new levels in the final draft I sent to the web team.

I've now updated it.

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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I would stay away from 1TB Seagate drives at the moment, some have a firmware bug that loses all your data and crashed entire drive however they are in the process of fixing it and offering free data recovery to everyone that lost data.
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Nicholas - great advice and thanks for the warning. We've seen things like this before. I remember a really bad situation with 75GB IBM Deckstar drives back 5 years or so.

That hurt our industry tremendously. Almost every NLE integrator and workstation had switched over to them at the time.

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 01:33 PM   #6
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Here's a direct link to Seagate showing affected models for those interested:

Seagate Knowledge Base

Of course I have eight of them... <sigh>
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I have 10, but no problems so far.

I'm gonna upgrade the firmware in the next couple days, problem is the server they're in doesn't have a CD drive or a monitor/keyboard/mouse attached to it, and you're supposed to burn a CD and boot to it.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:32 AM   #8
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Don't get me started on those IBM deathstars I lost 6 ( 2 drives replaced 3 times)of them before I stopped getting them fixed and just moved to a new brand. As for the article it was a good read and recommendations.

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Nicholas - great advice and thanks for the warning. We've seen things like this before. I remember a really bad situation with 75GB IBM Deckstar drives back 5 years or so.

That hurt our industry tremendously. Almost every NLE integrator and workstation had switched over to them at the time.

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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Nice, maybe you can add AVCHD on the video format comparisons?
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