I was trying to keep a tighter budget so I was planning on just using a ~500GB HDD from my other computer but realized this would be more trouble than just buying a new drive so I sprung for this last night:
Verbatim 2TB Store 'n' Save USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $89.99 - link
Some other stuff I saw led me to believe it is actually a 7200 RPM drive inside rather than 5400 Samsung as said there, but I suppose other factors like cache matters too, and these specs really won't affect performance much because of the nature of Smart Response Technology (SRT), correct?
So does SRT even work on an external drive or will I need to disassemble the HDD and put it inside my build? Then if I should put it inside will it matter if it is set on a Sata 2 or 3 port? I think I have one more Sata3 port free on the mobo since I don't have many other components, but it would be nice to know.