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Old February 8th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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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.

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Old February 9th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #2
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I've moved your post to our general forum since it has nothing
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Old February 9th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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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.
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