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Old February 27th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

I'm just trying to find out what everyone here likes for external hard drives?

I need about 4TB in a single package to take with me on a series of shoots. I'll be using a MacBook Pro do dump all the files off my CF cards and onto the hard drives.

I need something rugged, reliable and easily transportable through the airline system and through customs.

I've always been a big fan of Western Digital and i'm currently considering this product ... - Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II 4TB 7200 RPM 3.5" USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / IEEE 1394b / eSATA Quad Interface Dual-drive Storage System with RAID Model WDH2Q40000N

However, I don't really know if there is a more "professional" option for "field storage".

Let me know what you think.


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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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I have used a number of WD drives and had good luck with them. I have actually been looking at this same drive for the same purpose as you describe. Since I have moved away from tape acquisition, I am nervous about dumping all my footage and having a hard drive failure. I think this is a good choice because of the connectivity options and, I believe, the ability to set it up as a Raid to mirror the drives. That way if you lose one you still have a backup. Curious to know what others think.
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