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    Question about External Hard drives for Video/3d graphic editing
    I was just wondering would you guys suggest to just upgrade your hard drive in a macbook pro to 7200rpm or would you just stick with the 5400 rpm drive and use a external 7200rpm to take care of business.. any thought?

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    Do you have some specific reason to get a faster drive? Yes... a faster drive would make the OS more responsive and speed up things in general due to faster access times, but they drain the battery faster and generate more heat. I'm not sure what kind of "business" you'd be willing to leave to an external drive for either.

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    For the internal drive, you could probably stick with the 5400RPM drive. 250GB isn't going to be enough for video editing or 3D work. Buy a external FW800 HD that's 7200RPM and as large as you can afford. I think you can pick up a 750GB external or make your own for $200.
    You're going to need all the space you can get.

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