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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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I bought myself a WD My Book Essential Edition 1TB external USB drive for storage. I was wondering whether you can capture straight to this external hard drive. Will it be any problem since the connection from this device to my desktop PC is USB 2.0?

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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:24 AM   #2
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There shouldn't be a problem capturing to your external hard drive due to its USB connectivity. I personally have been using USB hard drives, especially USB powered drives, for a long time and haven't had a problem.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Adalberto for your reply
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Depends on what you want to capture - for example it won't work with uncopressed stuff.

For DV or HDV even a slow 4200 rpm 2.5 inch bus-powered USB drive works fine.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:38 PM   #5
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Depends on what you want to capture - for example it won't work with uncompressed stuff.

For DV or HDV even a slow 4200 rpm 2.5 inch bus-powered USB drive works fine.
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My book Essential runs at 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache. What I want to capture is HDV and DV from my camcorder, so I guess from what you are saying it should be OK.

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