From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Nov 11 2008 - 10:51:20 PST
As George noted, a lot depends on your codec. Different codecs will
have different throughput requirements. The original post expressed
interest in a bus-powered 2.5 inch Firewire drive operating with a
Powerbook. Powerbooks have limited current available at the ports,
and often require a y-cable to tap two ports at once to get a purely
bus-powered drive to spin. In addition 2.5" drives have limited rpm
and limited throughput. As long as you'll have access to AC where
you'll project, I would recommend a 3.5" 7200 external drive. Whether
you need E-SATA, FW800, FW400 or just USB depends on the demands of
the codec. You might have FW800 on the Powerbook. If not, I'd suggest
an E-SATA PC card from OWC.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.