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I need to buy a bigger hard drive and am going to go with a 2TB. This is going to be for movies for now that I watch on my TV. I am going to build an unraid server sometime soon, but need more space in the meantime. Should I buy an internal 2tb drive or external? What is more reliable? The ones I am looking at are these. They are both on sale at my frys for about $90

http://www.frys.com/product/6167269?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/product/5975474?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

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The internal will be much faster. The external will be extremely bottlenecked my USB 2.0

If you really want an external, make sure you get a USB 3.0 or eSATA enclosure.
 
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post #3 of 13
Internal HDD's.
Seagate's are cheaper price wise, but are known to fail quite early.
WD would be a good choice.
So would Samsung F3 HDD's.
Give them a look.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Internal HDD's.
Seagate's are cheaper price wise, but are known to fail quite early.
WD would be a good choice.
So would Samsung F3 HDD's.
Give them a look.
would either of these be better
http://www.frys.com/product/6299020?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.frys.com/product/6443552?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Internal HDD's.
Seagate's are cheaper price wise, but are known to fail quite early.
WD would be a good choice.
So would Samsung F3 HDD's.
Give them a look.
Not true at all. I have 3 Seagates in my sig rig, and they've all be going great, some for over 3 years.
 
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The seagate in the first post is faster than both of those.
 
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post #7 of 13
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The seagate in the first post is faster than both of those.
alright thank you!
If it is just for storage and streaming video from does the usb 2.0 still matter a lot?

Are external HDD's more reliable?
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There were a series of Seagates that were notorist for problems. Happens that Seagate sold a ton of them so the majority of techies started choosing Samsung, WD, or even Hitachi before Seagate.

This was one, 2,400 reviews with 695 customers giving one egg. Yes some problems were firmware related.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337


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Not true at all. I have 3 Seagates in my sig rig, and they've all be going great, some for over 3 years.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post
Like you said, it's just for data. Then Caviar Greens are good. Low power consumption and not loud.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Not true at all. I have 3 Seagates in my sig rig, and they've all be going great, some for over 3 years.
Every Seagate I have every owned died within a year. & that's like 10. Trash I say.

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alright thank you!
If it is just for storage and streaming video from does the usb 2.0 still matter a lot?

Are external HDD's more reliable?
I have a external HDD I store my movies etc on. Don't really see much of a bottleneck. Granted they are DVD quality and not BR quality.
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post
alright thank you!


Are external HDD's more reliable?
The hard drives themselves aren't any less reliable but because they are external and get moved, bumped etc that can make them less so.

Yes it would make a difference in speed between USB 2 or 3, however as its storage, I dont think it would particularly matter.
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