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:Rob: 06-04-2010 07:51 AM

Firewire flash drive
 
Hi,
Maybe a silly question, but has anybody ever seen around a FW flash drive? I mean like a regular USB key but with a Firewire connection?
If yes, did someone tested it recording/editing/playback with PT?
I'd love to have a 64Gig drive to take around with my sessions on it.

mix109 06-04-2010 12:31 PM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
Hi Rob
I bought 3 years ago one of These
I used as a portable/emergency boot drive,due to size limit did not try it with PT,but i can check and let you know
Kanguru,seems that they dont produce it anymore instead they switch to eSATA flash

:Rob: 06-06-2010 01:45 PM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
Thanks for your reply. Flash FW Drives look a little bit pricey for 8GB! But the other one looks interesting. How can I use a eSata connection with a MBP without expresscard?

mix109 06-06-2010 11:58 PM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
I am using THIS
with external enclosures,i assume that it will work with the flash one

Dism 06-07-2010 08:33 AM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mix109 (Post 1620649)
I am using THIS
with external enclosures,i assume that it will work with the flash one

The problem with that... is you throttle the potential benefits of using eSATA or FireWire. If you convert down to USB... you might as well use a USB flash drive.

If you want the full benefits of eSATA, you'll want a direct eSATA connection via ExpressCard.

mix109 06-07-2010 10:21 AM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
Dan,you are right about it but Rob is using a MBP _the non xpress card generation_
So probably he can use a FW HDD instead rather than a USB one.

Dism 06-14-2010 10:55 AM

Re: Firewire flash drive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mix109 (Post 1620791)
Dan,you are right about it but Rob is using a MBP _the non xpress card generation_
So probably he can use a FW HDD instead rather than a USB one.

That's the only qualified option, anyway...

Either way, DON'T TRACK TO USB! :D


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