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Hard drives etc.
Someone on a different forum had a question, here are my 2 cents worth:
Any external USB2 hard drive bought today will handle video even at 4K just fine. USB3 allows faster backups and file transfer, get it if you can.
I use 64GB memory cards on a 4K camcorder with a measured transfer rate as low as 20MB per sec w/o any problems.In fact the Sony cards recommended for their 4K camcorder hardly go any higher.
Any hard drive will do much better than that. And for regular HD even 10MB average is enough. External USB2 hard drives average about 70MB, my internal ones are around 120MB. No reason to waste your money on a SSHD.
Download the free HDTUNE and you can measure all that yourself/
I have 3 internal HD in my computer plus 4 external in a box via USB3. All are partitioned. Mostly the operating system resides on C. Other program stuff only is on D and E. Try to keep the C drive as pristine as possible!!. NNO pictures, video files, emails etc!!
CDE are one drive. All drives are plug in so I can make and use clones and swap drives in no time. Backing up is a major religion here, I became a faithful convert over 10 years ago after falling on my face big time.
In all my PC editing, nearly 18 years, I have NEVER EVER been limited by HD transfer rates.
There must be a sinister conspiracy between HD manufactures and writers of codecs, sort of tit for tat, Hd increases transfer rate, Codes increase bit rate. Just kidding. but it works out that way.
Last edited by Eugene157; 06-17-2014 at 09:54 AM.