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Old 07-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive?

I have a toshiba satellie A135-S2276 laptop and I want a 1 terabyte harddrive. Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive? Can someone give me a link to a good cheap 1 terabyte harddrive?
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive?

I would go for internal, but that's my preference.
It depends on how much you want to spend, and ho you use the laptop.
If it is on your desk 95% of the time, go with an external 3.5" itll be cheap.

If you take it with you everyhere, then go internal, but its gonna be expensive.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive?

Well, since 1tb laptop drives are double the price of regular 3.5" internal drives I'd say go with a 3.5". You could buy an external enclosure for it and it'd still be cheaper than an internal laptop drive.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive?

Western Digital Element 1TB 3.5" Black External Hard Drive - Retail

Under $100, good brand and good reviews. They don't make 1tb laptop hard drives yet, so you're pretty much stuck with external if you want 1tb.


EDIT: Tommy Boy, where did you find a 1tb laptop hard drive that was double the price of a regular one? I've never seen a 1tb 2.5" drive...
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Default Re: Should I get a 1 terabyte harddrive or a 1 terabyte external harddrive?

Say I transferred a video onto the external harddrive. Would I still be able to play this video on my laptop without using up any of the internal harddrive memory?
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Yes.
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