What about this plate?
I'll be part of a Digital Film & Animation class from October on and it would be awesome to have such a plate for my footage. I also will get a Mac Book with the course which really limits my harddrive space (Mac Book don't have so much space).
Here are some things that I heard:
I heard that USB 2.0 is not cabable (in practical work) of transfering the speed and power of a 7200rpm harddisc.
So a USB 2.0 harddisc with 5400rpm is enough.
Would FireWire 800 use the full speed of a 7200rpm drive?
Is 7200rpm overpowered for digital video editing and 5400rpm would be fairly enough?
I really would like to know these things. A small 320GB, 2.5", 5400 rpm with FireWire800 would be really neat for storing my footage. It could be usefull for the courses, but also I would like to go for the maximum speed and power possible (for editing) or at least a solid speed that is enough for editing. Yeah oh well... I think using 1080p, 60fps lossless footage from such a drive would be neat ^_^'
There is also the possibility of such a drive:http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=374
Well it's not that portable, but still fine.