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  1. Hey everyone,

    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

    5000DV

    8mb Buffer Size
    40mb/s Max Trans Rate
    7200 rpm
    Seek time 9 ms

    5000XT

    2MB Buffer Size
    37.5mb/s Max Trans Rate
    5400rpm
    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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  2. I would have plumped for the quicker drive, stuff the extra 50Gb.
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    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.

    Good choice.

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  4. Ok good, made me happy, let's just hope I have no grief with the delivery. I hate ordering from dabs.com but they are the cheapest for this sort of thing.
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