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Old 01-10-01, 09:23 AM
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Hi there,

What would be a good card to capture movies from my VHS and also I need some information and price for a big Hard Disk...

Let me know!
Old 01-10-01, 11:15 AM
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How big and how fast do you want the drive to be?

The IBM Deskstar 75GXP 45.0GB Ultra ATA/100 (8.5 ms, 7200 RPM, 2048 KB Cache) can be found for under $200.

If something slower will do, then you could consider the Maxtor DiamondMax VL40 Series 40.9GB Ultra ATA/100 (9.5 ms, 5400 RPM, 2048 KB Cache), Western Digital Caviar 45.0GB 5400 Ultra ATA/66 (9.5 ms, 5400 RPM, 2048 KB Cache ) or IBM Deskstar 40GV 40.0GB Ultra ATA/100 (9.5 ms, 5400 RPM, 512 KB Cache) for about $130.

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Old 01-10-01, 11:25 AM
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I want something fast!....
Old 01-10-01, 11:49 AM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Vagabond:
I want something fast!....
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For editing video, yes you do.

15K rpm Seagate Cheetah drive and an adaptec 160 scsi card, otherwise you are just playing



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Old 01-10-01, 12:29 PM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:
For editing video, yes you do.

15K rpm Seagate Cheetah drive and an adaptec 160 scsi card, otherwise you are just playing
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Good suggestion if SCSI is under consideration. Of course, the cost is considerably more... aren't the 36Gig drives over $500? Add to that the cost of the SCSI card and you're looking at a lot of $$$!

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Dead:
Good suggestion if SCSI is under consideration. Of course, the cost is considerably more... aren't the 36Gig drives over $500? Add to that the cost of the SCSI card and you're looking at a lot of $$$!

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Agreed, but you need the right tool for right job. Having done DV editing I can say it takes a lot of horsepower, more so on the hard drive end than anything else cuse you are dealing with 10G + FILES if you do anything of any length. That will choke the fastest IDE out there in a heartbeat


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