How can I best have continuous access to the files on my Juke Box?

wayne morris March 10, 2011
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I’m using a 1TB HP Personal Media Drive (my Juke Box) to store .wav music from CDs, LPs etc. I will back it up! But I also want to continuously have access to the contents of my Juke Box. Which would be better for continuous us, another off-the-shelf external HD or an internal HD placed in a external case?

  1. Mike
    March 11, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I'm not quite sure how an external HDD is different from your HP HP Personal Media Drive.

    In general both options are fine
    The benefit of using an external enclosure and a bulk Hard Disk is that you can look for an enclosure with good thermal design and a drive designed for 24 hour usage.

    Personally I can suggest the inXtron SK-3500 series ( and iomega UltraMax series ( We have been using both of these as a backup drives for our smaller servers.

    • Morwayne
      March 12, 2011 at 2:26 am

      Thanks Mike. Just wanted an opinion: if an internal drive in an external enclosure would be more reliable than an external drive.