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Comments Posted On :The Moving Picture: Editing With eSATA


Posted By J.P. Weiksnar on 3/24/2008 9:51:03 AM
Yes, eSATA makes for a viable external solution . . . with one caveat: make sure that you have your cable securely connected. I've managed to malign the entire contents of an HDV project sitting on a 500GB drive when the external enclosure managed to move during a write operation. Twelve hours of CHKDSK/F later, I gave up and just restored from a backup. It's a sin that not all connectors lock. I've also found that not all PCI Express interface cards are built the same. For my PC, it was necessary to swap out a garden variety one with a $100 version from Wiebetech that featured a different chipset. In two years, the access problems inherent in the first one have never recurred. -JPW, producer HEAVEHOmovie.com

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