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Old 10-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Internal HDD for storage?

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...
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Also..does both the data wire and power wire from the internal hard drive plug into the motherboard? I have 1 CD-DvD drive and the master HDD in my computer...will I have extra plugs just lying around like people say?
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Well do you have a laptop and go away and want to watch movies, listen to music etc? Does being portable matter?
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Not really now.. my pc is right next to my TV. I want to watch movies on my TV and store them somewhere seprate. Also..about how many HD movies can 500GB hold
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Default Re: Internal HDD for storage?

The average HD movie is about 4GB.

The hard drive data connector plugs into a wire connected to the motherboard and the power plugs into the power supply.
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Okay sounds simple enough, I only have one DVD disc drive and the main C: hard drive in my PC...I should have free mobo and power plugs then right
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I would say 1500..
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It depends on the manufacturer but, yes, you should.
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