I wouldn’t consider using


I wouldn’t consider using a USB flashdrive to edit with. Storage for Archiving a finished product that will get stashed in a lockbox long term, definitely. Short-term storage for project media (small projects) when I teach on public computers, also a yes. I don’t even like playing back video from a USB drive. Until prices for SSD drives drop considerably, stick to standard harddrives. I used to like Seagate, but they crapped out too regularly. That said, I’ve still got a unit I built back in ’02 with Seagate drives that still works after years of heavy editing. Primarily, I use Western Digital or Toshiba drives for if they do crash, they have a 3 year warranty and long as they aren’t physically damaged, both companies replace them free with no fuss. They even gave me brand new ones instead of refurbs. I’m not a fan of WD’s external drives. They’ll work solid for a year or more of heavy editing but will eventually crap out.

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