Video Capture and Hard Disk Speed

  Newuser939 11:13 18 Sep 07

I have always understood that when capturing video from a camcorder (mini dv tapes) via firewire, the best way of avoiding dropped frames was to have a hard disk with a fairly high rpm - eg 7200. For reasons of space, I now need to consider a "desk top replacement" laptop. In most respects a model which would seem to be suitable is the HP dv9574ea - decent processor, large hard disk and 2gb of ram. However, the hard disk only spins at 4200rpm. Does anyone have any practical experience of whether that would cause a problem in relation to video capture?

  citadel 17:48 18 Sep 07

a faster drive is better but puts up the price 5400, and 7200. lowdown at

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