I just bought a second Maxtor 5000dv 200gb Firewire External Hard Drive (what a mouth full), taking my total to 600gb wahay !!!.
Do you think I should of gone with the 5000xt 250gb for an extra £20. It is going to be used for editing and storing of films etc.... Some specs
8mb Buffer Size
40mb/s Max Trans Rate
Seek time 9 ms
2MB Buffer Size
37.5mb/s Max Trans Rate
Seek time 11ms
Went with the 5000DV as the one I have seems slow some time when doing things such as merge and cut in tmpgenc compared to an internal so I thought the second would be worse. However an extra £20 for 50gb extra is also quite attractive.
Opinions please, so I can kick myself at making the wrong decision. But whatever I have 600gb now !!!!!
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I would have plumped for the quicker drive, stuff the extra 50Gb.
I think you chose the right one, as a matter of fact I was in the process of getting 2 of those but since I am building my new system I chose to get 2 WD 200GB internal hard drives. But back to the topic, I know you are looking at the fact that you could have 50GB more for and extra 20 but the 250GB HD is a lot slower and has a smaller buffer size.
SLICK RICKOriginally Posted by lordsmurf