My last film was 24 minutes long, edited on Premiere Elements. I used a Packard Bell 3500 Store and Save External Hard Drive (500gb). I only used a fraction of it but it kept over-heating and automatiucally switching off.
So I'm never buying one of those again!
I'm starting my next film and need to buy another external hard drive to house the project. Are portable hard drives any good, or do they overheat, too? I did an extremely processor intensive project on a 160gb Phillips hard drive and it never failed once. So I may go for a Phillips. I've read that external hard drives with aluminium cases are good at dispelling the heat. Is this so? Also, can you buy external hard drives with built in fans/cooling systems?