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October 30, 2012 10:36:02 PM

I really need to purchase some form of storage for the movies, torrents, etc I have been downloading..some suggest external HDs others suggest making my own external (enclosure/internals) and then many say just add another internal HDD. Is it as easy as they say? I mean..you slide it into an empty bay, screw it in...and then what? What is the best bang for your buck? I have no experience building comps etc..so if installing a new internal is hard then Ill just buy external.

I currently have Disk Drive: Samsung HD502HJ. SATA 3.0Gb/s. 500GB...this item is now discontinued so I dont know what I would buy? Thanks...

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a b G Storage
October 30, 2012 11:00:59 PM

I would suggest an internal HDD, say 2TB. It's as simple as screwing it into a bay and connecting 2 cables to it, one power and one data from the motherboard.

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October 30, 2012 11:18:46 PM

How do I know Ill just have power cords/data plug ins laying around in my case to plug the HDD into like in all the videos I watch?

Also...how many HD videos can a 500GB/1TB hdd hold roughly
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a b G Storage
October 30, 2012 11:24:14 PM

1- list the specs of your computer

your Q about how many videos... there's absolutely no way to figure that out without knowing the average size of a movie you're referring to, but I'll make it simple... 1 movie = 1GB, that means u'll have at least 450 movies on a 500GB drive
October 30, 2012 11:27:24 PM

Well Im mainly going to be getting HD movies..arent these about 4GB? I think Ill stay at 500GB unless I find a good deal on 1TB.

Disk Drive: Samsung HD502HJ. SATA 3.0
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955, MMX, 3DNow (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
And not real sure about my mobo..i think its a gigabyte?
"BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0601 SMBIOS Ver: 2.6"
a b G Storage
October 30, 2012 11:34:03 PM

no offense, but the power supply, which u didn't mention, is the single most important piece of equipment to know - in determining if you have the power connections for another SATA drive

"getting HD movies" - will u be ripping them from blu-ray/DVD yourself?
October 30, 2012 11:38:15 PM

Sorry man Im very new to this...didnt know the power source was so important, Idk how to find it though?

Yes HD rips though
October 30, 2012 11:39:41 PM

Off the top of my head I believe I have a 500W power supply
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