For SD material you will be OK, provided you add at least one but preferably two 7200 RPM eSATA drives. You may even do some HDV editing.
thanks for the reply sir. do u mean that if i add one more 7200 RPM SATA HD i would be able to do HDV editing? further will i get better performance than my old desktop(without adding one more 7200 RPM SATA HD)?
Minimum requirements are two PHYSICAL 7200 SATA disks, but the recommended minimum is three. This applies to SD and HDV and other formats.
can i attach external firewire hard disk as second hard drive....i can use it for scratch disk
If it is a FW800 connection, you may get by. FW400 is pretty slow.
With that notebook never consider upgrading your Premiere Pro software to CS5 or beyond. If I read between the lines you will be getting a 32 bit version of Win 7. CS5 will require a 64-bit OS
CORRECTION, the only option is a 64-bit OS, then the question changes will your older Adobe software run under the 32-bit mode?
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If you're not already locked into the Dell, I think you should consider a Sager. We compared both side by side. The Dell was a lot more expensive.
i live in india....so sager is not possible for me to buy, thts the reason i opt for dell
Will this suffice for sd video editing on laptop?
this is what i am thinking over....buying an dell i3 laptop and the following card:
SIIG FireWire 800 CardBus DV Kit
specs of the card are as follows:
- Chip set: TI TSB81BA3 (PHY) and TSB82AA2 (LYNX)
- OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394b Host Controller
- Regulatory approval(s): FCC Class B (DoC) & CE
- Port type: Two FireWire 800 (1394b) 9-pin and one 1394a (6-pin) ports
- Supports IEEE P1394b and backwards compatible with 1394a-2000 and 1394-1995 standards
- Fully interoperable with FireWire, iLINK™ and SB1394™ implementation of IEEE 1394 standards
- Supports both Isochronous and asynchronous data transfer modes
- Deluxe DV editing software and 1394a 6-pin to 4-pin DV cable included
- (1) FireWire 800 3-port (2b+1a) CardBus
- (1) 1394a 6-pin to 4-pin DV cable (3ft)
- (1) Ulead VideoStudio 7.0 SE DVD software
- (1) Driver software
- (1) User’s manual
Instead of going for i5 processor i wud go for i3 (by which i can save some money) and use the money to buy the above mentioned card and following firewire 800 hard disk:
The Iomega® UltraMax™ Plus Hard Drive has three USB ports and three FireWire® ports (2 FireWire 400 & 1 FireWire 800) for secure, high-capacity storage.
- Formatted HFS+
- Compatible with PC and Mac®
- 8MB Cache Buffer or greater
- Available connections (depends on model selected)
- One eSATA Port
- Three USB 2.0 Ports
- Two 1394a (FireWire 400) Ports
- One 1394b (FireWire 800) Port
- Includes EMC® Retrospect® and MozyHome Online backup software
with SIIG FireWire 800 CardBus DV Kit in my laptop i can connect two firewire 800 hard drives and use it as two physical hard disk.
i just want to say is this what i am planning to do viable for sd video editing on laptop? no wonder i will have to carry all this but its ok with me.
ur suggestions and advice will be helpful
if i get the above mentioned hardware will my decision of going for i3 laptop with maybe 2 esata hard disk @ 7200 rpm or firewire 800 be fine for editing sd video?
- will it make my laptop strong enuf to edit videos?
- will i experience performance glitch with external hard disk connected to my laptop?
- as i mentioned earlier (or elseware) can i use my laptop hard disk for software, and other two external hard disk for video footage and scratch disk respectively? will this satisfy the need of 3 physical hard disk (recommended )?
kindly give me ur suggestions and advice to my above query.
thanks of replying to my queries
Yes, no problem.
bUse the internal laptop disk for OS and programs, one external for media and the other external for the rest.