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  • Wiebetech Bus Powered 3.5″ SATA to FW800 adaptor for MacBook Pro.

  • Brian Broz

    June 14, 2006 at 5:35 pm

    Hi,
    I am going to trade my G5 to for a 17″ MacBook Pro.
    Hard drive options seem expensive for a laptop (especially bus powered) but I came across the Wiebetech SATA dock: https://www.wiebetech.com/products/satadock.php
    This allows you to use a 3.5″ SATA drive and bus power it from FW800 on a laptop. Might be great for offloading P2 cards (from an HVX200 Camcorder) in the field…especially if you are giving a backup drive to the director…and keeping a drive copy for yourself.
    Has anyone used this SATA dock unit? I am wondering if there are any speed bottlenecks or issues with DVCPROHD editing.
    Thanks for any experiences or suggestions,

    Brian Broz

  • Ed Dooley

    June 14, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    A couple of thoughts:
    -Your drive is exposed, it’s not in an enclosure. In the office yes, but in the field?
    -Be careful of what drive you choose for bus power. Some drives require too much spin-up power
    for bus power.
    It might be better to offload a P2 card directly to a large MacBook internal drive and transfer it later
    than to rely on bus power in the field.
    My 2 cents,
    Ed

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