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im toying with the idea of building an HTPC. something small with an an external HDD storage option. im thinking of THIS BOX.

im not wanting to fill it with all 4 drives right off...maybe just 1 to start............itll have to be a 2-3TB drive,


can you give me any advice on which drive would be good for an HTPC storage drive for this?

thanks!
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Here's my favorite HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1380505247&sr=8-5&keywords=Seagate

Now, a suggestion I have would be to boot from this and use the HDD as storage. Just my opinion.
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Here's my favorite HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST3000DM001/dp/B005T3GRLY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1380505247&sr=8-5&keywords=Seagate

Now, a suggestion I have would be to boot from this and use the HDD as storage. Just my opinion.

good idea......i already had that in mind too!
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qurestion about that HDD you suggested..............

it says SATA 6 but that BOX i was wanting says SATA 3 drives......will that be an issue? or will the box just use its own max of sata 3 and the drive just use those speeds?
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Originally Posted by Squeeker The Cat View Post

qurestion about that HDD you suggested..............

it says SATA 6 but that BOX i was wanting says SATA 3 drives......will that be an issue? or will the box just use its own max of sata 3 and the drive just use those speeds?

I just realized that. Thought the box was able to utilize an external motherboard.

There really isn't a difference. SATA 6 is meant for SSD inclusion (which I realized would be an issue with that box. Although you can run it, it will lose some performance), but it won't affect an HDD. You'll be just fine.

A link for more info.

Sorry about the delayed response! Hope that helps!
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