Can someone set me straight?
1. I download from Red Drive or CF reader via FW800 on a Macbook Pro (I'm in the backcountry - limited power) and send it out to a external hard drive (bus powered I hope - limited power...). If the external storage drive has a slower connection (ie. USB 2.0, FW400, etc because my FW800 is already in use) do I risk corrupting data (like dropped frames back in DV capture days when using FW400 in - USB 1.0 out). Does that question make any sense? Does my external storage drive need a FW800 or SATA connection to keep up with the FW800 input? In which case I need the appropriate Express 34 card right?
2. Are the 2.5" bus powered HD's OK for this task? I've read about a couple people using them...I think? I'd back them up on the reg. size HD's (3.5"?) when I get in to the front country
3. Are there Hard Drive brands to steer clear of (in both 2.5" and 3.5")? Fantom HD's seem cheap at $80 for 500gb, but I don't want to be too cheap when it comes to the prospects of crashing HD's. Sometimes you get what you pay for I guess... Opinions are fine... I'm listening...
Now that I've admitted what I know about computers I'm going to go back to some serious gaming on my Apple IIc.