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Author: Topic: Topic Icon Hard drive size and spin speed

Posted: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 10:42AM
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I'm just moving over from Avid to FCP. I tend to work on a laptop with Avid and will continue this way with FCP. There seems to be a very limited range of hard drives for the Mac Book Pro and only the 17" gives the option for a 7200rpm drive.

Will FCP run to its' full potential with a 5400rpm drive (giving me more space) or should I limit myself to the 100 gig 7200rpm drive?

Thanks, in advance, for you advice.


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Posted: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 02:48AM
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For DV work the 5400rpm drive will certainly do the job and it should also work for DVCPro HD. For higher end formats go for the 7200rpm.


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