Ext. hard drives at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 8th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 337
Ext. hard drives

I'm using vegas 4. Will upgrade to 5 and a fx1 in the near future. I've been using a lap top of 80GB and want to get a external Hard drive. What brands out there are reliable and great to work with for my future set up.

Fred Foronda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #2
RED Code Chef
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
I've moved your post to our general forum since it has nothing
to do with editing or HDV.

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #3
Inner Circle
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 4,750
Probably get a firewire drive with the oxford 911 chipset. It's generally fast and reliable from what I can figure out.

Avoid the prolific USB2/firewire combination chipsets... they have serious problems.

You can save a little money if you put together your own firewire drive. You need an enclosure and then you buy a hard drive (IDE/ATA). For the enclosure, look for:
cooling: either uses a noisy fan, or is aluminium and the case acts as a heatsink.
some enclosures are rack-mount friendly if you like that.

If you want something easy, then get a Lacie drive.
Glenn Chan is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network