|Originally posted by raldrich|
I think the 5400 rpm model is the 1200AB. I have seen problems with the JB. Most people (myself included) have been able to use the BB. Even when recording two video streams while playing back a third, a 5400 rpm drive should be more than fast enough based on the following assumptions:
Most people get about 25 hours on their 45 GB drives. This means that (on average), UTV uses about 1.8GB/hour or 500kb/sec for a video stream. For 2 records and 1 playback, you should need >1.5MB/sec. This shouldn't be a problem for ANY current HD.
So, the short answer is - it depends on whether the AB model has the same problem as the JB model (password stuff).