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Windows 7: whats better

13 May 2011   #1

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 
whats better

whats better getting a external hhd or a 2nd internal hhd i dont plan on taking it to any other comp just something to store pic on and just want to know if i well have the power for it i got a ocz 500watt psu a gt560 ti video card,it says it need a 500 watt or better, i7 asus sabertooth x58 1 1tb wd hhd, 1 dvd rom , 4 fans 2 200mm, 2 140mm,

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13 May 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

An internal drive is going to be much faster; however, it lacks the protection of an external drive. If you're prone to power outtages, viruses or other hard drive destroying events, then an external, being detached, means you run no risk of losing data... given the external is disconnected.

It just depends on how important the data is?
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13 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you don´t have any intention to carry the drive with you, you can buy a new internal hd (will spare you some money, or give you the possibility to buy one of bigger capacity.
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13 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just checked your config right here, and by the calculations, it will support a new internal hd, without problems.
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13 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
An internal drive is going to be much faster; however, it lacks the protection of an external drive. If you're prone to power outtages, viruses or other hard drive destroying events, then an external, being detached, means you run no risk of losing data... given the external is disconnected.

It just depends on how important the data is?
an internal is going to be faster if you are thinking of doing a external usb drive, but if you have the ability to do esata then it will be just as fast as your internal drives. i would recommend this option if available on your mobo. it will get it's power Independent of your psu.
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13 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OCIR View Post
whats better getting a external hhd or a 2nd internal hhd i dont plan on taking it to any other comp just something to store pic on and just want to know if i well have the power for it i got a ocz 500watt psu a gt560 ti video card,it says it need a 500 watt or better, i7 asus sabertooth x58 1 1tb wd hhd, 1 dvd rom , 4 fans 2 200mm, 2 140mm,
If you get an external eSATA drive for backing up your images you will have more flexibility and the same speed as an internal drive, get a well cooled eSATA enclosure, a green drive, and an eSATA pci-e card (~$25) if your MB doesn't support eSATA native.

I would only get an internal drive if you need to keep it constantly on.
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13 May 2011   #7

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 
ESATA

I have 2 esata ports on my modo on the back of the comp, I well look in to that thanks.
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13 May 2011   #8

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 
photos

Nice photo Geneo they look great.
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13 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks!
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