I have a few basic questions about external hard drives. My teacher says that all students are required to buy an external hard drive with the following:
- Firewire 800
- USB 2.0
- Have its own power supply
We're doing some minor video editing, is this really needed? My laptop doesn't even have a firewire port, why doesn't regular USB work for video editing? And why must the drive have its own power supply? This is only for class as I'm not really a video/film person.
Can someone explain please, kind of confused why we need all this just for a few classes of very basic video editing, and I probably can't even use this hard drive after buying it as my laptop has no firewire port.