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After browsing new egg I noticed there isnt much a price difference between 500gb and 1tb so I am leaning towards the 1tb. This will be for a desktop machine so portability isnt a concern. Im only really using this to back files up I see some with options that you can hook them up to a tv to play movies off them?
Browsing reviews I started coming across a lot of things I am ignorant of..
just to list a few
RPM? - how fast the drive writes? new egg doesnt always make this info available under specs just saw some reviewers commenting on it or noticed it in the title of the product
eSATA? an alternative to USB im reading Im guessing ill have no use for it as it requires a specifc type of port for you computer?
Really any other general advice on things to look for would be a huge help