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Old Jun 23, 2008, 1:50 PM   #1
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Hi

I have a hd1000 and want to purchase an external harddrivefor my vids. My laptop dont have firewire so I just want to know if it is reliable to use usb 2.0?

Can you suggest any external harddrives?
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Old Jun 23, 2008, 2:26 PM   #2
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The HD1000 doesn't support firewire so your only real option is a USB 2.0 hard drive. You can pretty much get any USB hard drive so long as it has a power connection on the back of it. In other words, don't get one that only takes power from the USB port. Nearly all can be powered via the USB port but make sure you get one that has a seperate power connector or it will not work with the HD1000's docking station. I have this small drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...emorex%2bultra

and can confirm it works perfectly with my HD1000. I also have a USB power adapter from a Blackberry travel charger to power it. If you don't have such an adapter you can get one of these:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...&sku=22328

The hard drive comes with it's own power cable. One end goes into the power connector on the drive and the other end is USB so that power adapter will connect to it. If you need a larger size just look around for a drive with it's own power connector or supply and you should be good.



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Old Jun 23, 2008, 2:35 PM   #3
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Hi thank you for your answer.

I found thisarticle http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm

where it says that firewire is better for performance.

Butitis allright withUSB 2.0?
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USB 2.0 has a higher theoretical bandwidth than firewire. Regardless, both formats have a higher theoretical bandwidth than most hard drives typicallywrite on average.However, that's talking theoretical which none operateanywhere near fullbandwidth anyhow.Most external hard drives are USB 2.0 these days rather than firewire, and withfair reason. If you want to use the drive with your HD1000 as well you simply have no choice in the matter but to use USB 2.0.



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