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  • alee1207

    December 22, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Hi – I want to get two external hard drives for roughly 32 hours of DV footage.
    I’m using Final Cut 4.5 HD on a Dual 2 GHz G5, 512.
    What do you recommend?

    Thanks for the advice!

  • Kevin Monahan

    December 22, 2006 at 5:06 pm

    Please do a search on the forum.

    Kevin Monahan
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  • Craig Alan

    December 22, 2006 at 7:21 pm


    2 x 250 gigs g-drives with 800 ports will allow this much footage at 83.2% capacity. You always want to leave some headroom or performance will suffer.

    I’m very happy with my g-drive on both a G4 and G5. It matches the G5’s design. It sits horizontally on the desk or on top of the tower. It stays cool and is quiet. It’s fast and performs great.

    Since this just covers your need you might want to go bigger.

    OSX 10.4.7; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 4.5, 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000/pd170; write professionally for a variety of media;teach video production in L.A.

  • alee1207

    December 23, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    Thanks so much for the advice! I ended up getting a 500GB Maxtor internal and a 50GB LAcie External as backup… Happy Holidyas!

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