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Internal or external drive?

By Tony Pagett
Nov 14, 2007
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  1. I am looking to purchase a HDD for backup purposes but I am not sure which is best, an internal drive or an external.

    I know external via usb are portable but this is not a neccesary requirement.

    Do they work the same or do I have to configure an internal drive to get it to work? I have read about partitioning etc. Is this going to be too much hassle?

    Any comments please
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Externals have a habit of overheating if left running for long periods. An internal with a fan keeping it cool is a much better idea in my opinion.
    An internal will also be quicker too.
     
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    I would recommend a NAS drive - this connects to your PC using an ethernet cable or USB.
    I have a freecom 500Gb drive and it runs all the time - occasional errors but the backup works (as does the restore). If you are in UK have a look at
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128483
     
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