I'm kinda embarrassed to admit it, but half of my HDDs are external. I've found them less expensive and just as dependable. I've been using them for years with no failures or problems. My user storage is on external and backup is on internal, 16GB each. Not sure what your media library will include, but if you plan to keep much video you might want to consider more than 1TB of media storage. 1TB is a drop in the proverbial bucket assuming your videos are mid to upper quality and surround sound.