HD video, high-res picture, and CD-quality digital audio files all have at least one thing in common: They take up lots of space on your computer. With that in mind, you’d think choosing a hard drive for my new laptop would be as simple as buying the biggest sucker possible. But you would be wrong.
When you’re working with video, size isn’t the only thing that matters. If you want that HD video of your cousin’s wedding to play back without a stutter, you’re going to need a hard drive that’s not only big but fast, too. If the hard drive can’t keep up with the video, bad things can happen to good quality quickly. Your audio can sound messed up and frames can drop out, making things look herky jerky. Aunt Mildred and Uncle Fred might not mind, but trust me, the bride and groom’s HD-captured memories (not to mention your bragging rights among your video literati friends) will suffer.Read more »