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LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 / 2 x Firewire800 Model LAC301984 Orange
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Pros: This drive is reliable, easy to use, large capacity, and comes with IEEE/Firewire 800 connection. Perfect for use with an older MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, or iMac. Ideal for video field video storage for these systems.

Cons: At only 5400 RPM, video editing files stored on the drive is not ideal.

Other Thoughts: I use two LaCie Rugged drives and have had no problems. If you still use Mac products with IEEE 800 ports, this is a great portable drive.

I shoot HD video on SDHC cards and this drive with a MacBook Pro allows me to quickly and easily off load the contents of the card. The fast IEEE/Firewire 800 speed makes the process easy and quick, freeing up the SDHC card for reformatting and use. The 1TB size lets me store video from multiple shoots on one drive.

At only 5400 RPM it isn't ideal for video editing, but will do in a pinch.

I can then quickly off load the video files on my edit workstation at the office and get right to work.

I have also shipped the drive several times to other videographers for sharing large video files and have had no problems after shipping.


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Display Name: Kevin P.

Date Joined: 10/04/10

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