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PostSubject: Hard Drive Help   Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:00 pm

I've got a Blackmagic Intensity Pro, and i've having trouble with high enough Read and Write speeds (Looking for around 100-200mb/s). I'm in the UK, looking to buy a SATA HDD so I can record in HD and get some commentaries up. Just thought as a few people here are UK based, if they knew any decent places/websites to buy Internal Hard Drives.

Also wanted to know whether just 1 Hard Drive would be enough for around 100mb/s as I think I only have one more SATA power cable (Got a SATA port on my Mobo, and Cable). Specs below:

AMD Phenom 9550 x4 Quad Core
4GB RAM
500GB HDD connected via SATA (can't use this as has O/S installed and you need a dedicated HDD)
ATI Radeon 3300 256MB Graphics Card.
2 PCI Slots, 1 PCIe x16

Cheers for any help given;
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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:03 pm

I have an external 500GB hard drive dedicated to raw recording files as they are large plus you may wanna keep a backup. A good place to buy a drive might be pcworld.

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:06 pm

YoshiToMario wrote:
I have an external 500GB hard drive dedicated to raw recording files as they are large plus you may wanna keep a backup. A good place to buy a drive might be pcworld.

PCWorld is always a good choice, but can be a bit pricey. You'd be better off by comparing prices around the net and also in stores to get the best deal. But as Hugh said, external hard drives are a good option and they're reasonably cheap, and can (obviously) be removed and used for back up storage as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:51 am

YoshiToMario wrote:
I have an external 500GB hard drive dedicated to raw recording files as they are large plus you may wanna keep a backup. A good place to buy a drive might be pcworld.

I actually got an External HDD for Christmas, 1TB, eSATA and a PCI card with an eSATA port, which is meant to be like, faster than SATA, but i got high Read speeds but shockingly low Write speeds (Something like 78.1 Read, 2.1 Write). And on eSATA, it doesn't really seem to work properly, i've tried everything for it to work (Googled every single thing) so i'd much rather have a SATA Internal, as it has literally no work to do with BIOS and it's just put the drive in, install the drivers and i'm away. Plus it's cheaper (on average in storage), so yeah, i'll backup my files with my External (which i can hook up via USB 2.0) but as for recording, SATA's a winner. oh, and it's easier to make it RAID.

/end of pro-nerd talking

but Hugh, gimme a link of your hard drive, i'll have a look at it online.
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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:22 am

ruleThree wrote:
YoshiToMario wrote:
I have an external 500GB hard drive dedicated to raw recording files as they are large plus you may wanna keep a backup. A good place to buy a drive might be pcworld.

I actually got an External HDD for Christmas, 1TB, eSATA and a PCI card with an eSATA port, which is meant to be like, faster than SATA, but i got high Read speeds but shockingly low Write speeds (Something like 78.1 Read, 2.1 Write). And on eSATA, it doesn't really seem to work properly, i've tried everything for it to work (Googled every single thing) so i'd much rather have a SATA Internal, as it has literally no work to do with BIOS and it's just put the drive in, install the drivers and i'm away. Plus it's cheaper (on average in storage), so yeah, i'll backup my files with my External (which i can hook up via USB 2.0) but as for recording, SATA's a winner. oh, and it's easier to make it RAID.

/end of pro-nerd talking

but Hugh, gimme a link of your hard drive, i'll have a look at it online.

I just did some searching around for you, and found this on the PCworld website. It's a reasonably good price and seems to be what you're looking for. I hope i helped Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:59 pm

Chazza wrote:

I just did some searching around for you, and found this on the PCworld website. It's a reasonably good price and seems to be what you're looking for. I hope i helped Smile

- Chazza

This is what I've been looking for. Deliveries free which is the main thing. It's slightly more than the ones i've seen on Amazon (£35) but P&P would increase it a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Hard Drive Help   Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:13 pm

ruleThree wrote:
Chazza wrote:

I just did some searching around for you, and found this on the PCworld website. It's a reasonably good price and seems to be what you're looking for. I hope i helped Smile

- Chazza

This is what I've been looking for. Deliveries free which is the main thing. It's slightly more than the ones i've seen on Amazon (£35) but P&P would increase it a lot.

Cheers for this.

Anytime, man. Glad i could help Smile

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