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hello guys, I am running out of space on my laptop, I would like a few suggestion regarding to external storage as I currently do not have a desktop.

first of all, is it better to buy branded premade external storage like Seagate Goflex or buy a Sata dock such as Vantec Nexstar and a HDD? I am leaning towards Sata dock + HDD because I can buy more HDD in the future when my needs increases and I don't have to mess around with the HDD enclosure.

Second, should I get 2.5" or 3.5"?

Thanks for your input.
    
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Personally i would get an internal drive and a case for it. That way you know if the drive inside is actually a good quality one or not, and you can get a case that supports the connectivity you need more easily.

2.5inch is for portability, 3.5 for not moving around a lot, since they need external power as well, and are much bigger. 3.5 inch drives are also faster, but that doesn't matter if you are only using usb2 anyway. So personally i would go with 2.5 unless you are planning on using usb3 or esata a lot.
     
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I hear more stories about peoples pre made external storage crapping out and when they try to use it after opening it the hdd doesn't work. Get a regular hdd and enclosure. It is much better and cheaper.
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