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Old 08-05-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default What's the best way to store downloaded TV shows?

I just downloaded a few seaons of my favorite TV show but I don't want to hog up all of my computer memory.

What's the cheapest and most convenient way to store these shows on an external source?

Should I use a USB flash drive? Are those big enough to store whole seaons of TV shows? What about blank DVDs? Or is a whole new dedicated external hard drive the best way to go?

Thanks a million in advance.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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im going to assume that this was a legal download from I tunes (or something similar).
the cheapest is prob discs but that would be time consuming.

Is this a desktop pc? if so just chuck another internal drive in there, you can pick up a refurbished 80gb drive for less than 20. That would be fine for just storing music and video. Amazon.co.uk: Used and New: Western Digital 3.5 inch 80GB 7200RPM SATA 8MB Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
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im going to assume that this was a legal download from I tunes (or something similar).
the cheapest is prob discs but that would be time consuming.

Is this a desktop pc? if so just chuck another internal drive in there, you can pick up a refurbished 80gb drive for less than 20. That would be fine for just storing music and video. Amazon.co.uk: Used and New: Western Digital 3.5 inch 80GB 7200RPM SATA 8MB Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Yes, it is a Desktop PC.

I just watched a video on how to install an additional internal hard drive and I honestly don't think I have enough computer savvy to do it without screwing something up.

An extenal hard drive that I can just plug in with a USB is a lot more appealing to me.

What kind of specs should I be looking for if I'm willing to spend about $100? And does anyone have a specific recommendation from a U.S. based site like newegg? That would be very much appreciated.
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Sorry i always assume people are in UK. lol.

Seagate 1tb or Western digital 1tb would both be good choices i think.

Both are usb 2.0 compatible but also usb 3.0 for future upgrade opportunities.
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