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Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:46:54 GMT

I have a Macbook Pro with an i5 chip which is my everyday computer but I also have a Toshiba with Celeron Processor N2840 / 4GB Memory / 500GB HD that I hoped I could use to do all my editing. I've been doing some reading that suggest that a more powerful computer than either of mine will be needed. Would purchasing a LaCie Rugged Triple USB 3.0 1 TB external drive make a difference?

Tom Barrance
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:13:31 GMT

In theory it should be faster if you keep your media files on an external 7200 rpm drive. But I've had bad experiences with LaCie drives, they don't last long - especially the Rugged ones.

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:20:22 GMT

wow, so which external drive do you use now or would recommend?

Tom Barrance
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:14:40 GMT

I'm using a Seagate Barracuda bare drive in a Startech desktop USB3 enclosure. I haven't used it heavily though. In my experience portable drives all pack up eventually, though USB3 drives are better than Firewire.