Use Multiple Extrenal Hard Drives for Libraries & Media with Final Cut Pro

Updated: Feb 15


Just make sure of a few things first! As you know, media files are large and require significant bandwidth (data transfer speed from storage to computer) to play smoothly. As long as your drives are large enough to hold your media and fast enough to play it – generally Thunderbolt I/O conenetion speeds – using multiple drives is fine. NOTE: If you are getting dropped frame errors, that means that your storage is too slow. For my webinars "media", my media is stored on either a server or a RAID, while my Libraries are stored on a separate drive. Final Cut has no problem keeping track of multiple files stored on multiple drives.

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