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370 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2011 7:46 PM by CalGuy RSS
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May 23, 2011 3:09 PM

I have a dual-drive mirrored Western Digital WDH2Q40000N My Book Studio Edition 2 4TD external hard drive. I have been using a Western Digital external hard drive as my scratch disk for FCE. But the question is whether the above-mentioned dual-drive mirrored My Book operates well as a scratch disk in video editing due to the fact that it is continually "mirroring" the material. And that is what I hope for so that my hard work can be backed up instantly. But is it  effective in video editing? Have you heard one way or another on this? It would be great if both the backup was constant and the editing was efficient at the same time.

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (17,495 points)
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    May 24, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to CalGuy)

    If you already own the item why don't you try it and see whether it does what you want?


    It is very unlikely that anyone here will have that setup . (Having said that, thousands will probably write in to say they have!)

  • skalicki Level 5 Level 5 (4,420 points)
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    May 24, 2011 4:44 PM (in response to CalGuy)

    I use a 2TB My Studio WD drive set to RAID1, and it works great.  You shouldn't see any problems with the codecs FCE can handle using this setup.  If you have a Firewire port, definitely connect it that way.


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