first post here on these forums
A friend of mine always edits on a iMac using external drives via USB2.0, usually with 7200 RPM disks. This works fine for him. I recently bought two Seagate 4TB external drives for him. Seagate refuses to give any information about the RPM of the disks (proprietary information somehow ), but using an analyze tool I was able to determine these 4TB drives are 5900 RPM instead of the regular 7200 RPM.
My question is: will this affect the video editing/rendering/exporting speed etc? He mainly will use this drive via USB2.0, and sometimes Firewire800 (and occasionally a co-worker will use it on USB3)
I'm still able to sent the drives back because they have not been used just yet. Still pondering if he needs 7200 RPM for his needs. Any suggestions/help appreciated!