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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...
Also...what is RAID/NAS etc? I have "SATA" correct
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Get a 3TB, USB 3.0 external HDD for less then $150, for portability, capacity and speed.
 
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So watching videos..it seems pretty easy to install a new HDD but there is one thing that is odd. Everyone seems to just have inputs for both the data/power cords of the SATA drive to plug into...? I take it if I buy a SATA HDD it comes with two plug ins? 1 for the data cable and the other for power cable? Do both these cables plug into the motherboard? How do I know if I have the needed inputs for the hdd?
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The data cable plugs into the mobo, and the power cable is from your PSU smile.gif

Plus, in my Sig is a link to "How to put your Rig in your Sig"!
It would help us to help you, if you did it thumb.gif
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