1.    26 Nov 2015 #1

    Internal Or External HD Addition ?


    New desktop pc that came with 1 TB HD.

    Debating installing another internal 1 TB HD vs just using an external one.
    Lots of Photos, and another user with lots of video, etc.

    The only advantage that I can see for another internal one is that it is probably
    faster than going thru an external USB 3 cable, and of course a bit "neater".

    The internal of course involves some installation "work," the formatting and partitioning, etc.
    Costs not all that different, apparently.

    What am I missing ? Pros and cons, etc. ?

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  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2
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    An advantage of an external HDD is the portability, but it's purely down to preference and how you will use the extra 1TB drive, there isn't really a definitive answer to your question.

    Personally, I would just go with an external because I would want the portability but others may have differing opinions.
    Last edited by edobson; 26 Nov 2015 at 08:33.
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  3.    26 Nov 2015 #3
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    It is worth having a backup drive that isn't permanently connected - then if you get a crypto virus (or someone steals your PC) you don't lose everything.
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