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external hard drive knowledge needed.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by diggity, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. diggity

    diggity Guest

    ok peoples. i need a little help. im wanting to assemble at least 100 GB external firewire drive for editing video so it needs to be atleast 7200 rpms. i've check pricewatch for the hard drive, but my question to you peoples is this. since im making an external, i know i need to buy the case, how much else is there? is it hard to hook up?

    the drive i found is a western digital with a 3 year warrenty,8 meg cache, 8.9 seek time.
    who makes the best HD's?
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,367 Likes Received: 300
    I'm just curious to why you are getting an external? Won't fit inside? Don't want to install brackets inside? I'm not too familiar with external ones. I'm thinking about getting an 80 gig one for like 125.00$
  3. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    80 fucking gigs , i thought mine was large at 20
    holy crap this tech just keep multiplying faster nad faster
  4. diggity

    diggity Guest

    well its like this. i cant capture video at home. i have to do that at school with the deck they have. i've got footage on high8, dv cam, minidv, and as ghetto as VHS, but in order to back those files up, and not break them into 700megs files, i need more space. that along with, i work on different computers, i dont have time to load 10 cds and wait for it to copy. firewire copies much faster. so theres my reasoning.

    you may want to check pricewatch. i dont know if the one you are looking at is 5400 or 7200, but i found 1 7200 for a few bucks cheaper.
  5. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    what ever you do stay away from MAXTOR's.....they suck balls...the one i had would always fuck up on boot....i took it apart one day and there was a shread of paper on the plater...thats right....a shread of fucking paper...i was pissed...so far, the most reliable drives that i have bought and used are Quantums and Western Digitals.....dont go for no slow ass 5000rpm....shell out the extra 50 or 60 bucks and get the 7200 like you are planning......ive never set up an external, and i have very little experence with firewire, so i cant really help you much....the big thing is, DONT BUY A MAXTOR!!!!.......okay....good luck...
  6. diggity

    diggity Guest

    thanks for the look out on the maxtor. i hadnt planned on getting it based on the fact i hadnt ever heard of them. sucks about the paper. 7200 is cool but if i could only jump on one of those 10ks...
  7. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    i have a 40 gig hd and yet somehow managed to have only 19 gigz available.

    DISCO BRYSO Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2001 Messages: 1,889 Likes Received: 0
    fujitsu makes a pretty dependable drive for the price, you can usually get those fairly cheap, but for overall quality go with the seagate. as pointed out, Maxtor bites the big one...
  9. diggity

    diggity Guest

    with that said. does anyone know how to install it into the case? what is needed and whatnot. dico, how is western digital?
  10. whoami

    whoami Guest


    it makes you think arent we spoiled with all this crap?
  11. diggity

    diggity Guest

    bump for the techno weenies that havent seen this yet. school this brother.
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    me a weenie??

    your best bet is a massive firewire drive.
    I take it your using ofline (or dv) compressed video right?
    If so you dont need a blazing fast drive. Better to tailor to you needs.
    I'd like to reccomend a fiber channel jbod set-up,
    but they're stupid expensive.
    like mine...
    drool here
    this might be good for you.

    and swif1.. it's probably a bios issue. time to upgrade
  13. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,367 Likes Received: 300
  14. I dont really know much..and i dont have the slightlest clue on what Zesto is saying. However if someone knows that shit in here Zesto is the man.
    So to add the only info i got for you...Western digital makes VERY good HD's.
  15. diggity

    diggity Guest

    lil too rich for my blood there zesto.
    ever assemble one of those like im talking about?