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Whats better? External or Internal?

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Last response: in Storage
February 24, 2010 6:12:55 AM

So guys what do you think is better? Having a big HDD but a small/no external hard drive(i.e. 1 or 2 1TB/750Gb HDD and 1 8Gb flash drive/burnt CD/DVDs)? Or having a small HDD and putting everything onto yourexternal hard drive (i.e. 1TB External drive and a 60Gb HDD)? Or do you just leave the external factor out completely.

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a c 464 G Storage
February 24, 2010 12:48:03 PM

If you just plan to use a desktop machine, there is NO reason for putting significant HDD resources outside the box. Use internals. BUT if you plan to heed all the good advice and create / use a good backup system, an external drive is a great pieve of hardware for that. It also can be useful as a means of carrying a LOT of data between locations if you need that for some reason.

Few connections between a computer and an external drive are as fast as the internal SATA system. So for simple operations, internal drives with SATA connections are faster and much simpler, and cheaper.
a c 415 G Storage
February 24, 2010 4:51:59 PM

My advice is the same as Paperdocs - only use external drives if you have a need to physically remove the drive from the machine. Backups are a classic example of that.