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Docked Internal HDD or External HDD to extend my storage?

So, I run out of space to add another HDD in my case. I do not plan to change my case as well. Which one works better for long-term usage? An external HDD that is plugged all the time or an internal 3.5 HDD that is plugged all the time?

 

Do note that the reason I am adding another HDD is for games and work-related stuff. Since my 1TB is not enough for these 2 anymore and I will not add stuff to my 2x256GB SSD since they are used for OS and Adobe Apps.

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

Thanks!

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If you have the desk real estate for another hard drive externally but not the case real estate, an external hard drive or an enclosure for an existing hard drive seems like a logical solution.

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5 minutes ago, wavem2 said:

If you have the desk real estate for another hard drive externally but not the case real estate, an external hard drive or an enclosure for an existing hard drive seems like a logical solution.

yup!!! I think its better to buy an internal hdd + dock since I have a huge desk. Replacing my old drive is not a logical reason for me.

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Just now, King v said:

yup!!! I think its better to buy an internal hdd + dock since I have a huge desk. Replacing my old drive is not a logical reason for me.

Be sure to get an enclosure/dock that has USB 3.0/3.1, and that it's actually connected to a proper USB 3.0/3.1 port, because hard drives are still decently quick (~150MB/s average speed) and won't be happy on USB 2.0.

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