Saw 2 deals today with similar price tags $99vs107:
Seagate 4TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive $107.10 C&C / + Delivery @ JB Hi-Fi
[eBay Plus] Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 4TB Hard Drive $98.90 Delivered @ Harris Technology eBay
Mid-level gaming PC with 5600CPU, 32GB, 1TB Sumsung EVO PLUS, 3070TI.
Mostly cold storage including photos, FHD video file playing, other storage like phone backup (not planning to subscribe to cloud storage yet).
But would be nice to play some games from the HDD directly, but will certainly keep games like MSFS2020 or Euro Truck2 on SSD.
Portability is nice to have but not show stopper.
1. Purely speed wise, internal is faster than external 3.0 USB?
2. Would external drive with USB 3.0 drive satisfy my need?
3. What's difference between Seagate Desktop 4TB and Seagate Portable 4TB, cause the latter is even cheaper…
$89 using code from the deal at top:
Seagate Expansion Desktop Hard Drive 4TB
4. Any other considerations?
Thanks very much!