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Old 12-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have a quick question.

I think the answer is no, but I would like a 2nd opinion which is the reston for this post.

I am going to buy a 2TB internal HDD to plug into a USB Docking Station so I can connect it to my PS3 to play my backed up movies on the PS3. Just like this picture: ( http://www.newertech.com/products/im...erswitch_q.jpg )

My question is, if I leave it like that, in a COOL place. Will that have any effect on the device? Thanks in advance for your help!

Or would you recommend that I just purchase a 2 TB External HD? Thanks again!
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as all that goes, it would be best advised to go with an external HDD for this use, if being left in the open. Dust buildup could become a problem with an internal being placed externally. That is my opinion.
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I have and use a ThermalTake BlacX which is much like the one you posted, save mine has a plastic shield that hides the drive from view. There is no problem using this kind of dock as long as you sit it in a stable place away from elbows and anything that would hit it.

All the moving parts of a hard drive are internal so nothing will be hurt on the drive itself from dust, but I think Chimb means dust in/on the connector of the dock. A quick shot of compressed air would clean that, but you won't get any dust if you keep a drive docked in it.
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Exactly what I ment, thanks. I'm really tired, just got off of work. <3
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