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  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 7:52 AM

    Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    I use an Avid-spec laptop system (Win7 Pro 64bit, see system specs) with MC 5. I'm looking at buying some more external media storage, perhaps up to 4TB depending on price. Initially I thought of going for one of the powered LaCie drives, but based on user comments here I decided against that. Now I'm thinking about a Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II drive.

    Product page: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=210

    Has anybody had any exprience with this product in MC? I specifically need the drive for HD editing via eSata. I currently use a 1TB Transcend drive via eSata and I'm not overly impressed with the performance.

    Any recommendations or comments will be appreciated

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 3:12 PM In reply to

    • Lars M
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    Re: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    I'm not sure this will do the job; Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 might be to slow for datatransfer rate and the suggested disk does not have e-sata connection.

    Take a look at this http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive.cfm

    May be this is what you are looking for with 3 GBit transfer speed....

    Also you should check your laptop external sata connection. Is it e-sata 150, e-sata 300 or ?

    Regards,

    Lars

    MC 2019.8 | W10 PRO 64bit | MB ASUS X99 | INTEL i7-5930K OC@4,1mHz | 64GB Corsair Dominator 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM |Samsung 912 PRO M.2 512TB boot drive| ASUS... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 3:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    "... the suggested disk does not have e-sata connection ..."

    The original drive suggested is defined as "Quad Interface" ....

     

    FireWire 800
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394b) 800 Mb/s (Max)
    eSATA
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (eSATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
    FireWire 400
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394a) 400 Mb/s (Max)
    USB 2.0
    Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)

    And, yes, USB 2.0 isn't typically fast enough for editing.  Although rated at a theoretical 480Mb/s, the actual throughput is as low as 160Mb/s.

    I also recommend the G-Tech drives.  They consistently receioved high marks here on the forum.

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  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 6:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm not an enigineer - I suppose a RAID config will be faster for HD than a single drive setup? I'm now considdering this: http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-speed-q.cfm 

    Will this be a simple plug n play setup or will I need to do a lot of configuration on my laptop to use this product. I plan to connect through eSata. 

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 6:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    Both the WD & G-Tech are available in RAID-0 which is very fast, but risky.  If either drive fails, you lose everything on both.  As long as you have the source tapes or files, you're (kinda) OK.

    Many of these drives come pre-formatted for Mac as HFS+.  So, you'll need to reformat for PC as NTFS.  I know the WD comes with a Utility to modify the RAID, as RAID-1 if preferred, and to format as PC.  You should check on the G-Tech.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Fri, Jan 14 2011 7:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II - any good with MC?

    Thanks for the info Randall. I'll check it out

    Avid Media Composer 2020.4 HP ZBook 17 Gen3, i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60Ghz Win 10, 64GB RAM [view my complete system specs]
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