Hello, all! It’s time that I explain why I haven’t posted in a while–computer problems. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, and I filled up the hard drive three times with video. I moved the video to an external hard drive, but the external hard drive uses USB 3 and the Mac only has USB 2, so I bought a faster hard drive that uses USB 3 to be a dedicated TrueAike.com video hard drive. I then bought an express card with dual USB 3.0 ports and tried to add drivers to the MacBook Pro to make it work, but I could no longer boot my computer. After days of fussing, I finally recovered my Mac to a backup made in early January, so the computer was back to working but it still doesn’t have USB 3. I thought that the faster hard drive would come with a Firewire 800 cable (faster than a USB 2 but not nearly as fast as a USB 3), but it didn’t–it only came with a USB 3 cable.
Presently, I’m copying video files from my original slower external hard drive to my new, faster external hard drive, but both hard drives are connected to my Mac through USB 2 ports and the transfer will take a day. The original purpose of my adventure was to have the necessary volume to hold the video and a fast connection to the Mac so it could go back and forth during editing. When the transfer is complete, I’ll be back to where I started. The fast external hard drives will both be ready if, and when, I get a newer computer with USB 3. One hard drive will hold original video files while the other will hold Final Cut Pro files for editing. Unfortunately I am no further along until I get a newer computer with USB 3 ports. Presently I am keeping an eye on Craig’s List for a used computer I can afford.
That’s what I’ve been doing rather than posting a new blog. Rest assured, it’ll all get finished in the end–presently I’m just praying you readers won’t eat me alive for the delay. Thank’s for your patience, everybody!