Right now we are using a laptop as a temporary HTPC, works well enough for now but I want to get more storage. A friend has about 1.5TB of movies that I am going to copy over so I need an external hard drive for it.
Ordering a case but wanted to make sure this hard drive will work ok. I am looking to just put all the movies on it, connect via USB and be able to play them through the laptop.
2TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS SATA Hard Drive (64MB cache)
2TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS SATA Hard Drive (32MB cache)
These use low amounts of power so run fairly cool, not designed for your main HD, but should work for my purposes right? 64 or 32MB?