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YTH31

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Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 11:46 am

Hey all,

It seems I can't find a clear cut answer to this question thus far.

I have my SSD arriving in the mail any day now. When I go to format the card on my Mac, do I have to purchase a dock to do so, or can I do this with the BMCC connected to my computer via the USB port? I'll have the SSD in the BMCC slot of course.

Thanks!
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Thomas Schumacher

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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 11:49 am

As of now the BMC does neither format the SSD nor delete clips,so you have to do it via a dock or slot on your computer.
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 12:19 pm

There are cheaper options than docks. There are sata to usb cables like this one: http://amzn.to/YAzryy

They also have the benifit of being bus powered so you don't need to use a power connection. Great on location.
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 12:39 pm

metaljesus is right, i use one myself on PC and just couldn't make up my mind if it would work on a mac as well.

OT: nice nick, metaljesus!
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 1:10 pm

Yeah, I'm reading good things about this badboy: http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-Notebook ... B002EUCU3O

Thanks for all the help guys!
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 1:45 pm

Maybe better get one which supports USB3.0.
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 2:20 pm

yes, do not get a USB2. Footage transfers will take forever!!

Also, to be clear, USB3 is NOT bus powered. To get USB3 speeds, you need external power. A USB3 adapter will work on a regular USB plug, but only as a USB2 connection. (slow)

I got this one and I love it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermaltake-Doc ... omputers_4
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Re: Formatting Question

PostTue May 07, 2013 8:52 pm

YTH31 wrote:Yeah, I'm reading good things about this badboy: http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-Notebook ... B002EUCU3O

Thanks for all the help guys!



I have been using that one for my cards for six months since I got the Shuttle II. Works fine for me.
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Re: Formatting Question

PostWed May 08, 2013 12:51 pm

metaljesus wrote:There are cheaper options than docks. There are sata to usb cables like this one: http://amzn.to/YAzryy

They also have the benifit of being bus powered so you don't need to use a power connection. Great on location.


Hey metaljesus, I decided to go with the Anker card reader. I assume you've had some good experience with it?

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