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01-16-2021, 09:29 AM
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For long-term storage and preservation drive, is it better to buy an internal SATA DVD drive or an external USB drive?
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01-19-2021, 06:56 PM
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An internal DVD/BD drive is better protected in a PC case than a external USB drive, has a stronger case, and generally has a more robust power connections. Because it is built into the PC it is less prone to getting dropped, lost, beat-up, doused in coffer or coke, or stepped on.

External DVD/BD drives connected via USP strike me as flimsy, and some require two USP port connections for power, but they do provide a highly portable solution for road warriors.

A growing problem is modern PC cases tend to lack external drive slots and are oriented toward USB connected media and cloud storage.
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01-19-2021, 06:58 PM
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I referred to using the sata drive outside the pc x external usb dvd drive
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01-19-2021, 11:08 PM
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slim externals = flimsy crap, bad lasers, bad burns/reads
full sized external via USB2/3 = same as internal SATA/IDE

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01-20-2021, 03:45 AM
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Thanks Lordsmurf for clarifying my question before I thought about buying an external USB drive but for your explanation I will buy the internal SATA drive and use some case or SATA adapter for USB 3.0

I bought an ASUS and I want to store and conserve it for use whenever I need it
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