What Are The Best EXTERNAL Hard Drives for VIDEO EDITING? g technology g drive vs lacie

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What are the best external hard drives for video editing? I’m gonna break it down based on FOUR types of editors I most commonly see as well as a hard drive’s SIZE, SPEED, and EFFICIENCY.


0:00 | Opening
0:42 | Intro
1:32 | Types of Video Editors
2:23 | Mobile & Disorganized Editors
5:30 | Mobile & Organized Editors
6:41 | Immobile & Disorganized Editors
8:35 | Immobile & Organized Editors
10:06 | Recap of Best Drives for Different Types of Editors
12:18 | Hit Me Up In The Comments
12:32 | Don’t Forget to Backup Your Data
12:53 | Closing
13:15 | End Cards

Links to all the hard drives mentioned:

Samsung T5 SSD 2TB |
Samsung T5 SSD 1TB |
SanDisk Extreme SSD 2TB |
LaCie Rugged HDD 5TB |
Samsung 870 QVO SSD |
LaCie Rugged HDD 4TB Thunderbolt |
Apple Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 Adapter |
Samsung T7 SSD 2TB |
SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD 2TB |
Samsung X5 SSD 2TB |
Samsung X5 SSD 1TB |
LaCie Rugged SSD Pro 2TB |
LaCie Rugged SSD Pro 1TB |
LaCie 1big Dock |
G-Technology G-RAID 12TB Thunderbolt |
Promise Pegasus32 R4, R6 & R8 |
G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle |
LaCie 6big & 12big RAID |

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Canon RF to EF Adapter |
Canon 17-40mm f/4 L-Series Lens |
Canon 24-70mm f/4 L-Series Lens |
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L-Series Lens |
Canon 70-200 f/4 L-Series Lens |
Manfrotto Tripod & Fluid Head |
Deity V-Mic D3 Pro |
Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic |
Tascam DR-10L Lav Mic |
Tascam DR-60D MkII |
Aputure Lightstorm 120D |
Aputure Lightdome II |


Mac Pro (2013) | Quad-Core, 32GB RAM, D300 GPU, 256 GB SSD
15″ Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013) | Quad-core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Apple Magic Keyboard |
Apple Magic Trackpad |
Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q 27″ 4K IPS Monitor |
Dell Ultrasharp P2719H 27″ IPS 1080p Monitor |
Mackie CR3 Studio Monitors |
Sony MDR7506 Studio Monitor Headphones |
Samsung T5 1TB |
LaCie Rugged 1TB Thunderbolt / USB-C SSD |
Seagate 4TB (Archiving) |
Seagate 8TB (Archive Backup) |

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Midland Pictures 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

A couple of things – did this video with my teleprompter and am very curious what ya'll think! Also, got a bit of a different look with this vid – I filmed it with my C300 MkII and used a custom-made LUT from our ol' friend Cody Jones! Lemme know what you think! Lastly – what hard drive are YOU using to edit your videos??? Thanks for watching!

Gregory A. Tucker 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Very informative video, I have to say my personal experience with lacie has been less than desirable. G tech and SanDisk has been great.

Trenton Miller 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Do you have any recommendations/feelings on the newer Promise Pegasus32? I have found little to no reviews or testimonials on these. Was considering a R6. I found some people complaining about a new controller in them that makes the fans run at maximum speed, making them noisy and slows them down. I believe some retailers stopped selling them. I've found zero videos on them on YouTube.

sofia and john 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

which one is the cheapest?

Karla Botha 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Do these work on linux?

Bruno Aponte 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Matthew, Such a great video! Happy to be a part of the community! I've been living through a nightmare for several weeks. I'd love to get someone's input on how to establish a solid media management workflow. To summarize my situation, I purchased a Qnap NAS Raid system 4 or 5 months ago. Its 16TB's of storage is filled to capacity now. Not understanding Raid systems entirely, I simply purchased one additional 6TB hard drive, thinking "6TBs should hold me up for this month". I come to find out I must buy all four new hard drives and format the system to continue using it properly. As it stands, I replaced all four drives but have not formatted the system because I'm finishing a Documentary that is within the Raid. This is causing a bottleneck in my workflow because I have nowhere to offload the day-to-day shooting drives that I use with my cameras. I consider myself the "Immobile & Organized" Editor, but over the last month, I've slowly turned back into a hot mess with about 10 Samsung T7s laying around the office *cue anxiety! Anyone with helpful input that could lead me toward a resource to help build a cost-effective and time-efficient workflow would-be killer! Thanks in advance.

Glen M. Danielsen 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Utterly, utterly priceless. Thx so much Matt. 💛🙏🏼

JRaft0518 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

It’s weird I’m having trouble finding a proper G Drive. . Can you recommend a specific G Dr. product that is a desktop harddrive with thunderbolt three and speeds that could support 4K editing

Jason Little 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

dumb question…I watched this vid a while ago so I can't remember if you talked about it….how much of an archive do you keep? My 4TB backup just filled up and I know I don't need an FCP project from 3 years ago anymore… How long do you keep the original footage, libraries, projects etc after you release them? I will keep any b-roll stuff, stock audio/video just in case I want to re-use them, but I just deleted about 2 TB of old libraries and files, which of course guarantees I'll need something from those folders within the next few hours!

Dr. Parisis 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Incredibly done video.

-mobile & organized

Ellary Rose 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for this video. I was trying to find a simple answer for my hard drive questions, but was only finding tech YouTubers yelling at me with crazy hand motions and loud music and never getting to the point. You're like a breath of fresh air. 😩

I'm definitely the Immobile Disorganized creator and it's been extremely frustration. I'm not technology minded at ALL and don't even know the basics of computers, so basically everything I do I'm learning as I go. I use an iMac, and my internal storage is almost full with 4k videos and photos, which is slowing down my computer greatly.

Also, completely unrelated, but where'd you get those desk lamps? They're super cozy!

Tommy Oshita 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

This definitely helps! Thank you

Taiwan Stuff 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Is there an update for 2021?

Damian Swarlik 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

how to saving project simultaneously on two disc a same time in FCPX, SSD external and internal Mac disc? It is possible at all? I have problem with randomly disconnecting external drive all the time, so i moved whole library of project on internal disc, but everything can happen. And would be great to have saving project on two discs in real time. Many thanks for any advice and help anyway 🙂

NIkCan 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Excellent & thoroughly thorough approach

Grant Newton 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Thanks for an excellent video …. I’m primarily a stills shooter and looking to move to an M1 iMac or MacMini and trying to find a similar video for recommendations for photo editing in LR. At the moment looking at a 1TB internal plus I ideally need 3-4 TB external …. Mainly archive, but will often go go and edit older images, so can’t be too slow

Touraj Mohammadi 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Hi, I need your help seriously I am stuck by myself and I can not make buying decision. I am a photographer and I do photo and videos but not in a big capacity I can tell you this, my entire unorganized ( witch I am planing to organize) data are 4TB. i am planing to upgrade my camera to Sony Alpha 1 witch is good for photo and video. I do travel and I have a SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD to store my data. my current workflow is as this date transfer from my SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD to my iMAC 5K with 1TB storage and do editing. Due to my Data volume I transfer yearly Data to my G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 4TB and backing it up with the Carbon copy cloner to LaCie 6TB Thunderbolt. My iMAC also will backup by Time Machine automatically. I plan to buy a storage system to transfer my data from my SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD to and start work on my data off the iMAC. also I am looking for backup RAID system. Maybe you can advice me better workflow system and I will appreciate it.

Eddie Pinero 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

That intro was perfection

Deni Lima 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

SSDs are mega expensive! I am new to all of this so if anyone can help with a affordable SSD. Otherwise I might have to just get an external hard drive. But from what I have researched so far hard drives are not good for mobile people because of the moving parts inside the drive that get messed up from moving around a lot. I am very mobile. I go to college and skate literally everywhere. I am not sure whether getting an external hard drive is a good idea, but none of the links in the description for SSDs are affordable for me. I am also barely beginning to film and edit, so I do not know if getting an SSD right off the bat is a good idea. Please help.

Tayler Brielle 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Thank you for the video! I am a beginner when it comes to video editing. I have a MacBook Pro and use Final Cut Pro for editing. Due to my small internal storage, I end up deleting project files and the media used after the project is completed. I know this isn't ideal especially in case clients may need future revisions. Which hard drive option would you recommend?

AndrewChristian 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

You recommended the T5 samsung, do you recommend the T5 over the T7. I’m shooting and editing on my iPhone. And I’m running into a storage space issue on my iPhone. I have 2TB of iCloud space. But for some reason the iCloud files are still on my phone. Anyways. I think an external drive is the way to go, that way I can dump footage while on a shoot on the go. If I’m not connected to wifi is that even possible?

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Twenty Second 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

The greatest!! Sub to you, just started to help my wife with her YouTube. Your video helped her career! Thank you

Focus Investor 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

G-Drive external SSD all day everydayyyyy

Hey There 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Great vid! 😂

Scott Visuals 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Good analysis, what about 10GBe NAS? I feel like this is the main way forward for the future.

DSal 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

Immobile = stationary

ThatCho 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

ok, the quality of this video was amazing. As someone who isn't tech-literate, you made me feel really comfortable taking in this knowledge. I tend to be really organized, but my laptop is now struggling to free up space. I do plan on living in another state half of the year soon, so I imagine something mobile but organized would be for me???

Tyrone LT 15/12/2021 - 7:39 Chiều

This was very well laid out and explained 👏


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