calluma11 wrote:I noticed that you cant use a HD on Final Cut Pro X and also for Apple Time Machine. So i was thinking about getting a cheap one solely for time machine
Time machine creates some sparse bundle files - that doesnt mean the drive cant be used for anything else, including Final Cut, which creates its own library files.
I wouldnt use both simultaneously (just pause TM backups while you use FCPX) but that doesnt mean you cant use the same drive for both.
Its nicer to have separate drives since both can use a lot of capacity - I use my 2TB Time Capsule for Time Machine Backups, and a seperate 20TB drive for Final Cut Pro X - and even though time machine backups are on my Time Capsule drive, I still use the Time Capsule drive as a general NAS, with other files on as well......
When it comes to drives, each manufacturer is as good as the other these days. Brand doesnt really mean much any more - you could buy a Lacie unit, which has a Seagate HDD inside it, for example. Just choose a capacity and go for whichever drive is cheaper at the time. Dont judge a drive by what you read on forums - people come on forums for help with issues - the millions who are happy with drives lay low in the background......
I have the following drives - all are very reliable and I've had no issues [touch wood!]:
- 2TB Time Capsule for backups
- Lacie 20TB ThunderBolt 2 drive for Final Cut Pro X
- 2TB WD My Passport for temp raw video storage
- 2TB WD My Passport as ageneral storage drive that stays in my bag
In addition, Ive had many Buffalo MiniStation ThunderBolt, and WD My Book and My Passport drives over teh years, and they have all been reliable.