Friday, 4 July, 2008

Western Digital My Passport™ Studio™ 320GB

Another great small drive from Western Digital for editors on the go. Now available at AutSun for a shade over Rs 10,000.

I had written about an earlier model Western Digital pocket drive 250 GB on my blog. I used one of those with my MacBook Pro to edit a feature on. With Final Cut Pro.

All rushes for the feature, nearly 170 GB at DV-PAL were copied on to the WD pocket drive and connected via USB to my MacBook Pro. Through many months of editing, presentations, playouts for sound, and exports for preview DVDs - the kind of stuff that goes into feature film editing - the drive held firm.

No dropped frames, no crashes.

Now this new drive has 320 GB as well as Firewire and USB interfaces. It should be even faster and even more reliable. The advantage of the USB port is that you can reliably use your Firewire bus to take on a deck/camcorder or even a Mojo if you edit on a new Avid MC. And its bus-powered so no more lugging around and connecting a power supply, cables and such.

The price at AutSun is reasonable and only marginally more than the US online price. But hey, the US online price doesn't include taxes, and shipping. So it might even be cheaper to buy from Autsun than from WD itself.

Recommended. A great buy for the mobile editor.

1 comment:

  1. hi sir my name is sonu from delhi i want to update my fcp6.0.5 to fcp7 i did't get any authorised store or updates on internet


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