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Extra storage for laptop - is internal or external better?

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July 3, 2009 10:13:05 PM

Yo, im getting a laptop with a 320 GB hard disk drive, the HP 1125 ee, here's the link:-

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/me/en/ho/WF06b/321957-32...

but i want a larger disk drive, so:-
1 - would it be cheaper to change it to a larger hard drive? OR:-
2 - buy an external hard drive with an E-SATA interface? OR:-
3 - if option 2 is expensive, would it be cheaper to buy an INTERNAL DESKTOP hard drive that uses a SATA interface, and get a SATA-TO-ESATA adaptor?
4 - any other suggestions?

P.S. - i dont want an external drive with a USB interface as its just too slow for me...

so, what do u guys think?...
July 4, 2009 12:31:18 AM

considering that the largest laptop drive today is 500GB, i would suggest getting a 3.5" drive and getting a nice enclosure for it. esata capable one of course
July 4, 2009 2:37:21 AM

u mean an internal desktop drive, and putting it in an external enclosure with an esata interface?
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