Dell 8600 and Pinnacle Studio 8

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  1. cadsym

    cadsym Newbie

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    I need a new laptop that has the capability of running Studio 8 video editing software. One of the requirements is that the hard drive and its controller be capable of handling a sustained data transfer rate in excess of 4Mb/sec. I need to know if the 60Gb 7200 rpm drive provided by Dell for this notebook is capable of this sustained rate.
    Any feedback from users of this computer who are into video editing, would be most welcome. I am currently using a Sony TRV30.

    Pete Davenport
     
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    jwaltz666 Newbie

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    Might want to try something with RAID
    http://voodoopc.com/systems/m600.aspx
    looks nice

    Check out Sager too maybe.

    I actually just ordered the 8600 with 7200 RPM drive, but my main purpose isn't video editing. I think it would be OK for video, but not ideal.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

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    Are you open to Apple machines at all? They excel at things like video editing.

    Brian

    Editor in Chief http://www.bargainPDA.com and http://www.SPOTstop.com
     
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    Looks like pinnacle studio 8 is windows only. Is there a good reason you require this software? It doesn't seem to be anything special compared to other video solutions on PC or MAC
     
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    Brian- Why are Macs better at Video? Don't the specs of the machine matter?
     
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