Technically, you don’t really need an external hard drive to publish video for the web, especially if you use a Kodak Zi8 pocket camcorder. All you have to do is get a YouTube account and upload your videos right from the Kodak to your account and you’re set to go.
But, when you start getting comfortable with video, you will eventually want an external hard drive to store your videos long term. For that reason, if you have another hundred bucks to burn, I strongly recommend you simply buy the biggest hardware piece of disk storage you can find.
My personal favorite is right here:
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