With the huge increase in price for most HDDs, i've decided that i would like to use my 2Tb external hard drive as my main drive for the time being until the prices come down. Is this a good idea? or even possible for that matter? I refuse to pay 200 bucks for a 1tb internal hard drive.
I also have an 64gb SSD i plan on using for the operating system and a few games. Any tips on using the external? Thanks!!
basically the external case has hookups just like inside your case wrapped up in a little box with a power cube... you should have no problem swapping them back and forth... usually external drives are cheaper than one you would normally put in your pc though (5400 rpm vs 7200+ rpm drives), but that won't cause any noticeable issues... just disk acess/ write / read times will be lower on average
that should be a normal 3.5" desktop hdd inside there... just be careful about the teardown... some of the external cases are screw free and require careful separation so as not to break little plastic tabs
looks like the internal drive for the 1 tb version is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12... not a bad drive maybe the 2 tb version has a 7200rpm barracuda as well.