OS: Windows 7
Motherboard: Gigabyte S-Series M68M-S2P
SATA II (3Gb/s)
I want to add an EXTERNAL hard drive, 2 TB most likely, to my system to be able to stream video over my local Wi-Fi. I am concerned that 7200 RPM speed will run hot or that 5400 will be too slow to stream video over Wi-Fi. So I am also considering purchasing the HDD separate from the enclosure.
I also want to find an aluminum enclosure with fan. I may need to purchase an expansion card to upgrade to USB 3 (but, backward compitable to USB 2 might be needed.) The Sabrent USB 3.0 TO SATA/SATA II Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure with cooling fan (EC-7F83) for $30.00 looks good (see Amazon).
I've been using internal 3.5" 1 TB and 2 TB Seagate HDD's for a while and have been happy with them.
Can you recommend durable reliable hard drive for this application?
Can you recommend an external case?
Do you recommend anything to stay away from, or problems to be aware of that I may not have considered?
Would you be able to recommend a pre-built, or better system for my purposes?
I don't want to spend more than $150 for hard drive and enclosure, so I am NOT looking for RAID at this time.