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  1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #91

    mrje1 said: View Post
    I might of have been confused or misread your post back earlier in this thread. I thought you meant 5400 for any type HDD whether internal or external.
    I buy 7200 rpm drives to be mounted internally inside of my PCs since they are used for my daily activities and I want/need speed. I buy 5400 rpm drives for external drives since I only use external drives for data storage like movies, photos and backups.

    While I am editing photos or videos, they are on my internal 7200rpm drive. When editing is done, they are stored on external 5400 rpm drives. 5400 rpm drives are plenty fast enough to play any video. All of my movies are stored on external 5400 rpm drives.

    Also, you mentioned that you buy the WD Greens because they were on sale. I guess I assumed you thought they were ok.
    I didn't buy WD green drives "because" they were on sale. I bought them because they run cool in my external docking stations that do not have fan cooling.

    Also, you said "My backup drives are the 1" thick hard drives so they fit in the docking station nicely. (The thin hard drives will also fit but I prefer the 1" thick ones.)" I know that dockings stations only fit internal HDD'S AND SSD'S and that told me you use internals with a dockings station for backups. The post was on page 4. If you can clarify because I am now confused. I am purchasing these things tomorrow. Thank you mck!
    Seems the terminology and the useage of terms like external and internal drives are the confusing factor.

    When I said "external" drives, I meant drives that are used externally either in enclosures or in docking stations. This allows easy disconnection to store the drives in a safe. For "internal" drives I meant drives that are mounted internally in a PC and not meant for removal.

    I understand your confusion since manufacturers like Seagate refer to their "bare" drives as "internal" drives. That is such a WRONG way to describe their bare drives since "bare" drives can be used internally in a computer (not meant for removal), or externally in docking stations or in USB enclosures. Check the Western Digital hard drive descriptions. WD does not refer to their "bare" drives as internal drives.

    Bottom line is that my recommendations are all for "bare" hard drives only. If to be mounted internally inside of a PC, then 7200 rpm. If to be inserted into an external docking station, then 5400 rpm. As I said before, I won't buy hard dives that come in enclosures anymore for reasons previously stated. Your mileage may vary.

    mck
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #92

    mck said: View Post
    I buy 7200 rpm drives to be mounted internally inside of my PCs since they are used for my daily activities and I want/need speed. I buy 5400 rpm drives for external drives since I only use external drives for data storage like movies, photos and backups.

    While I am editing photos or videos, they are on my internal 7200rpm drive. When editing is done, they are stored on external 5400 rpm drives. 5400 rpm drives are plenty fast enough to play any video. All of my movies are stored on external 5400 rpm drives.


    I didn't buy WD green drives "because" they were on sale. I bought them because they run cool in my external docking stations that do not have fan cooling.


    Seems the terminology and the useage of terms like external and internal drives are the confusing factor.

    When I said "external" drives, I meant drives that are used externally either in enclosures or in docking stations. This allows easy disconnection to store the drives in a safe. For "internal" drives I meant drives that are mounted internally in a PC and not meant for removal.

    I understand your confusion since manufacturers like Seagate refer to their "bare" drives as "internal" drives. That is such a WRONG way to describe their bare drives since "bare" drives can be used internally in a computer (not meant for removal), or externally in docking stations or in USB enclosures. Check the Western Digital hard drive descriptions. WD does not refer to their "bare" drives as internal drives.

    Bottom line is that my recommendations are all for "bare" hard drives only. If to be mounted internally inside of a PC, then 7200 rpm. If to be inserted into an external docking station, then 5400 rpm. As I said before, I won't buy hard dives that come in enclosures anymore for reasons previously stated. Your mileage may vary.

    mck
    Thank you mck you have cleared things up. It was the lingo that got me. I appreciate you doing that. Looks like everything is a go and I will decide on the final products tomorrow or by Cyber Monday. Thank you again. If there is anything else I will post. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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