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New HDD - External or Internal

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Last response: in Storage
November 26, 2010 3:12:41 PM

I was planning on buying a new HDD for my computer to put pictures, music, games (legal ones :D ) on to it as I am currently using a 100 GB external one which has 2 GB free and there is loads more files on my main HDD waiting to be copied over. I know I have the space and cables for an internal HDD in my computer but my main concern is that I do a good bit of gaming and a lot of heat is generated so would the HDD increase this much, sorry if I'am being a bit paranoid, but my old pc died from over heating. But of course the internal HDD has much faster speeds than an external one.

There is only a £7 difference in price between the external and internal hard drive and they are in the links below.

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External -

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November 26, 2010 3:19:25 PM

Also forgot to ask which is more reliable as well as this will be a backup of my files so I would rather not lose it.
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November 26, 2010 5:18:14 PM

The external drive you've linked to is USB 2.0, which will be a lot slower than an internal drive.

If you want to go external and your computer has a USB 3.0 port, try to find a USB 3.0 drive. If your computer doesn't have a USB 3.0 port, you can buy an adapter card to add one to your system. Another alternative for high speed is to use eSATA.