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Offline ErnestoJ01

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Shuttle drives
« on: April 25, 2016, 03:07:44 AM »
Shuttle drives are a common dispute trying to get speed and reliability at the better cost. The time you take to offload a magazine (and return it to be used again) as the time you'll be back home depends on them. What does you guys are using? Should we let production buy them or get your own and rent them?

Offline Jignesh Jhaveri

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Re: Shuttle drives
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 07:29:58 AM »
I generally do my own downloading as a DP and I've been doing the following:

First Copy: Red SSD Reader over USB 3 to SSD with USB 3 to ESATA Cable (200 gigs transfer in about 45 mins)

The cable I use is an inexpensive ($12) StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP - http://amzn.to/2muMrf9 one.

The SSD is a SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive - http://amzn.to/2lvfHCS

I use both, just connected up, no casings or boxes.

Second Copy: To Lacie Raid (http://amzn.to/2m9XJTu) over Thunderbolt

The SSD is not a cheap options but saves me (I think) about 1.5 to 2 hours per shoot day.
Both with Checksums.

I have been using Double Data but am going to try Hedge for Mac next time.

Offline Jignesh Jhaveri

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Re: Shuttle drives
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 12:01:38 PM »
[update] Hedge for Mac really works well. It's a [comparatively] inexpensive option and works to utilise the available bandwidth of your hardware (laptop/imac/pro/etc) and supports a variety of connection protocols  - usb / thunderbolt / ethernet etc

There is a $10 discount available at the following URL - http://get.hedgeformac.com/aa3e8

Note: I do NOT work for Hedge - just really like the program!