I’ve been looking for a 500 GB external hard drive for some time now, but every one of them has complaints from users that they burn out.
They may work great in the beginning, but a few weeks/months down the road and they fry.
I’ve seen posts saying the best bet is to separately buy an internal hard drive and an external case with fan and then to just put the internal drive into the case yourself. Apparently, this is the only way to get an external case that has a fan and therefore cools the drive enough for it to last a reasonable amount of time.
I’m a novice when it comes to hardware, so I don’t know - is putting an internal drive into an external case yourself a simple plug in type of thing or is it more complex?
Also, I’d appreciate any recommendations on what internal drive and external case (with internal fan) to buy.
Any help is appreciated!