USB3 Drives For Film Makers and Editing…. here at last

USB3 As part of the London Screenwriters Festival we will be filming some of the sessions. How these sessions will be made available in the future is part of a wider plan that, for now at least, I can’t quite reveal (I will very soon though).

In order to do this, we will need to able to shift MASSIVE amounts of data around very quickly, and so last week I bought three 2TB USB3 drives, each coming with a PCIe expansion card to install into a desktop computer (the drives cost £117 each from eBuyer). I have no intention of using the USB3 interface right now, I learned a long time ago, don’t perform upgrades in the middle of mission critical work. I just wanted these drives to be future proofed for much higher speeds later on down the line. What I REALLY wanted to be sure of though was that they did in fact work with USB2. And I can confirm that yes, you can just plug these USB3 drives into a USB2 socket (with the supplied USB3 cable) and get a fully functional USB2 drive. Of course when you plug it into a USB3 port, it will behave like a USB3 drive at significantly increased data transfer speeds.

This is great news as I will only buy USB3 drives now. And blimey, £117 inc VAT for 2TB! Amazing.

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author
www.livingspirit.com
mail@livingspirit.com

2 Responses to USB3 Drives For Film Makers and Editing…. here at last

  1. Lucy V October 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Awesome. What the hell are you talking about?! LOL (it’s OK, don’t even try….)

  2. Alex October 24, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    That’s not all USB 3 can do, check out this little AVCHD decoder: http://www.onevideo.co.uk/blackmagic-intensity-shuttle.html

    Handy for DSLR owners!

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