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Old 12-02-2009, 07:29 AM
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Default Re: Portable hard drives vs. desktop hard drives

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Ultimately you will get better performance from a desktop because they will have 7200rpm drives over a 5400rpm.
There are plenty of 7,200 RPM 2.5" drives.

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Needless to say i have been using Lacie Little disks (One of the few FW400 bus powered drives left)
Oyen Digital is another option.

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i don't want to carry round an intrusive powerpack. I wouldn't use one on a big session but for my mobile stuff it's plenty.
More importantly, generally the handling tolerances of 2.5" drives are tenfold (literally, look up some specifications) of 3.5" drives. 3.5" drives are meant for installation, not transportation. If you are planning on using a drive as part of a mobile rig, strongly consider a 2.5" drive.
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