I have a beige G3 266 desktop and want to add an external Firewire hard
drive to use for video capture and playback. I did stick in a 4 Port
IEEE 1394 PCI Interface Card a while back and have been using that for
my miniDV capture/playback on iMovie, but simply need more room.
Will my Firewire card work with a Firewire hard drive? I just returned
to Fry's a Maxtor 160gb FireWire/USB external because it wasn't fast at
all. In fact, any attempt to use iMovie resutled in the Maxtor ***
and stopping either video capture or playback. BUT I'd also
inadvertently initalized the drive for USB and not Firewire. On USB the
Maxtor was soooo slow even moving iMovie files to it. I tried to remedy
that by trying to re-initalize the drive to Firewire but no go on that.
I guess my question is...I want to use a Firewire hd at least
120gb-160gb primarly for video capture and playback and don't know if my
beige G3 will actually work on a Firewire drive or not. I'm sort of a
newbiew and hope I'm making my question clear. Will the beige G3 with
Firewire card installed recognize a Firewire external hard drive? And
any recomendations on a reliable Firewire external to purchase? Any
suggestions are very much apprecicated.