Internal or External HDDs

LordVi

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Oct 9, 2015
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hello, i want to extend my DISK storage but i am confused with Internal or External + what are some good brands :) ???
 

R_1

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Herald
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what are the needs here? what busses are available, ESATA, USB 3.0, SATA?
internal will generally be fastest, followed by ESATA (unsure about ESATA and powering down), USB 3.0 would be next.
 

LordVi

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Oct 9, 2015
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Most of the spce is surely going for Games

I have SATA and USB ports (not sure USB2.0 or USB3.0)

i currently have Seagate 500GB and Samsung Evo 256 GB SSD...

 

R_1

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Herald
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I would suggest a large TB+ size drive on the sata port mounted inside the computer.
USB 3.0 ports will ususally be blue. if they are black then the bus is too slow for storage uses.
WD drives 101 Made easy by color codes
RED drives are for Network Attached Storage.
BLACK fast performance drive with a long warranty. I suggest these for you
GREEN low power low speed drives mainly for external use
PUPRLE are for Camera Storage systems and are tailored to that workload
BLUE desktop class drives with a good rotation speed

All drive makers have different drives for different workloads but WD is nice enough to color code it to make it easy

 

R_1

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Herald
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for just the board? happy to help, but I need you to narrow it down, just a bit.
DDR3 or DDR4?
SLI/Xfire?
form factor preference, ATX. uATX, itx?
 

R_1

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Herald
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ATX DDR3 dual GPU ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157652
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/asrock-fatal1ty-z170-gaming-k4-skylake-motherboard,review-33441.html

ATX DDR4 dual GPU ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128843&cm_re=Gigabyte_Z170-HD3-_-13-128-843-_-Product
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gigabyte-z170-hd3-lga-1151-intel-motherboard,review-33304.html

mini ITX single GPU DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157526&cm_re=h97-itx-_-13-157-526-_-Product
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/asrock-h81m-itx-h97m-itx-ac-gigabyte-b85n-phoenix-wifi,review-33191-3.html
 
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