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    hi there,

    can anyone recommend an external drive for video editing. The ones i have looked at is the 500g my book from western digital with a firewire or the seagate 1T free agent. I have been told to stay away from maxtor. the big difference is that my book had firewire but I obviously already have that on my desk top so is that a big deal. The camera i use is the sony 150. I am a simple story teller and not into effects etc. any suggestions please, cris.

    I am using premeire 6.0 pent 4 2.4 g with 1g ram. have an 80g hard drive already.

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    Much of a muchness as they say. Firewire connectivity will obviously give better results, but I bought a 1TB maxtor (USB) just after Christmas for 103.00 and it's been just fine.

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    I have a tb "my book" form WD. Works fine (i use the firewire port). ANother plus is it claims it supports the daisy-chaining of other firewire devices (i can't, for the life of me, figure out how to daisy-chain them, but thats a different story). For a regular hard drive to store video and capture to, the my book works fine.

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    I'll second the WD "My Book" 1TB recommendation. I've had mine for a little while, but only have approx., 240GB on it. I use the included cable that hooks up to my USB on my notebook and using it is a complete no-brainer.

    I must add that i re-formatted it FAT32 to NTFS. Check here for a load of opinions:

    Customer Reviews Of Western Digital My Book Essential WDH1U10000N 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail

    It is fast, quiet, and reliable (so far....). I couldn't imagine what i'd want an External HDD to do that this doesn't.

    It simply does the job. Period.
    Last edited by fmajor007; 01-23-2009 at 09:48 PM. Reason: Add a review link

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