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External Storage vs Internal Storage?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an Ncase M1 build with a 256GB M.2 NVME SSD, an old 128GB 2.5in SSD and a 4TB 3.5in Seagate Barracuda.

 

My M.2 SSD has 16GB free

My 2.5 SSD has 103GB free

My 3.5 HDD has 1.64TB free

 

I have quite a lot of data and I'm looking for the best way to manage and store this going forward, especially as I'm on an ITX SFF computer build now. Currently, all drives are inside my PC with the 3.5in under my GTX1080 which is very snug and causes the GPU and HDD to get hot and adds a lot of extra weight to the computer. I want to change up my storage to make it physically take up less space so that I can install 2 fans under the graphics card and I want to know the best solution for this.

 

1. Do I buy a high capacity 4TB 2.5in HDD to replace the big Seagate drive? Can this be mounted vertically without hassle?

 

2. Do I get some form of NAS or external system to store my mass storage (PSD projects / games / work)? Both me and my partner have ITX gaming machines so we could easily put both of our mass storage on a NAS and then simplify our 2 PCs to not require beefy mass storage. Is this a good idea? Any (cheap-ish) recommendations?

 

Thanks!


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M.2 nvme. Takes minimum space required 


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Stormseeker9 said:

M.2 nvme. Takes minimum space required 

4.5TB of M.2 NVME Storage isn't exactly financially viable.


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1 minute ago, ThatCoolBlueKidd said:

4.5TB of M.2 NVME Storage isn't exactly financially viable.

My bad, you are right. 


 

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