Monitor Calibration and RAID

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  1. Pure

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    I just got a new mac for college, and since I'll be editing photos on, I thought it'd be worth the $200 investment to get a monitor calibration system.

    I've been hearing really different opinions on the Spyder3Pro or the Spyder3Elite or the Eye-one Display1 or 2.

    What do yous think?

    After reading quite a few reviews, it seems that the i1Display2 is better than the Spyder system. Does anybody disagree? I'll be calibrating a Macbook Pro 15, the new one.


    ALSO.

    I'm interested in a extrernal hard drive or RAID array. I'm interested in the Lacie d2 Quadra 500gb [with ridges] or a RAID 1 system for redundancy. Mind you, with the Lacie I would have 2 copies, and with the RAID away, I'd have 3. I'd like not to spend a fortune, but I understand they won't be $50.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    if you interested in safety, consider Seagate on the first place.

    fist of all, why not just rent one? ..not like you gonna calibrate every week, right?

    anyway, here is a screenshot from Scott Kelby book which i'm reading right now. i believe it should answer your question completely:
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    Take a look at Drobo. "Better than RAID" you can mix drive sizes and brands.
     
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    As for the monitor Calibration, the Spyder is more cost effective and still works great, I have the Spyer 2 and I have had it for a few years now. I am not sure about the new versions, but I am happy with mine.

    One thing to check if it can do dual monitors, at the time I got mine only the top end one could.
     
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    It's not that expensive, and it's worth it... the Spyder 3 Elite.

    Only a few more bucks than the Pro, and it allows so much more.
     
  6. Pure

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    I've been reading that the Spyder3 has the crappiest software, is this true?

    As for Drobo, I'll have to hold off, I can survive for now with an external.
     

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