Auralic mini internal or external drive?

Anyone done an eval to see which sounds better? I have mine internal but some say that puts the noise inside. ;) sorry seizure again

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,927
    It puts the SSD inside the enclosure or it gets the NOISE AGAIN.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,207
    First Buffalo Bob go around the outside
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,846
    getting a little picky now aren't we? :D
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,207
    @steveinaz figured I'd ask before I start tearing stuff apart looking for that last piece of audio nirvana
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,046
    I stuck a SSD drive in my from the very start so can't compare and I don't want to take it out to compare! I'm happy and you should be Too Bruce :p
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,207
    @voltz I am happy see? :#

    Just wondering about it.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,846
    edited April 2018
    I have always ran an external usb HDD, and have never noticed any background noise, or other "ill effects". I like the external Western Digital HDD's because they are mechanically very quiet and they power up/down automatically upon sensing a signal. Reliability? I have a 500GB WD "My Book" that's been running well over 7 years.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,311
    When you run an external usb hard drive, is it best to use one that is powered by an AC cord or one that is powered by the usb? Or does it not matter?
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,846
    Depends on what the usb jack that you're going to use is capable of, power-wise. Probably best to get a ext hdd with it's own power supply. I like WD "MY Book" for this reason.
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