computer storage: dvd's or external hard drive?

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  1. Aaron

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    It's all about what your usage is. Long term storage with little need for access, DVD. Just need more space, External Drive.

    A third option, that I know of because of a classmate, is a fireproof external hard drive, but it's like 3 bucks a gig. However it will hold up to a full on house fire without any loss of data.
     
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    What about external hard drives vs. an internal hard drives?

    I want to get an external hd instead of an internal, but it seems to me that external hard drives fail within a year, mainly due to inadequate cooling. Any comments on this? How long have you guys had your external hard drives? Thanks in advance.
     
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    HERE is a very good article on that particular subject, courtesy of one of my favourite sites.
     
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    i use a internal HD in a external case...that way, its a external (for my laptop) til i get back home and install it into my desktop computer....plus, internal = way cheaper than external...but the drawback is you will need a plug outlet for both....

    there's the pocket sized one where it uses the USB power....but that too is costy compared to internal.