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Old 01-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to build a 1TB external HD, mainly for music and photos. I will not be running any OS on it. Should I consider an external enclosure with a built in fan or will that not be necessary?

Also, any thoughts on 1TB 3.5" HD choices?

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Will you be running it permananently on or only turning on for usage?
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Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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it will be running all of the time. media monkey will be accessing music from this drive often
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This enclosure
Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB664US-1S Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA Screw-less External Enclosure - External Enclosures

I love the icydocks there body is a heatsink for the drive within which is an excellent idea plus they are on MIR offer atm
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