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But what if by posting it goes to a new page? Would that be considered a fault😆 

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I think Craig got the last "crack" at the bottom line, LOL!

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Got the Lenovo PC and it's working nicely. Except for a few scratches on the case, didn't notice any other defects. 

The only issue is there's no room to add another drive (came with a 500GB HD) and I do have a new 1TB ssd I want to use. Will have to see how to move Win10 to the ssd. 

On a separate note, can I use general PC audio speakes to listen with CbB...just for my little one's to hear what they're playing? Or are there  any other (economical) options?

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You can use an internal drive as a USB external drive with a dock. The drives pop in and out like a toaster and you can use either size internal drive.

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The internal drives made for computers are rather dependable (more than those tiny USB things) and you can have a dozen drives and pop them in or out as needed (of course doing a USB eject first).

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2 hours ago, Notes_Norton said:

You can use an internal drive as a USB external drive with a dock. The drives pop in and out like a toaster and you can use either size internal drive.

toaster.jpg

The internal drives made for computers are rather dependable (more than those tiny USB things) and you can have a dozen drives and pop them in or out as needed (of course doing a USB eject first).

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I've had mixed results with those (I have a few).  Including one that managed to corrupt two SOURCE hard drives that I was trying to clone because I didn't have them backed up anywhere!  I lost some good data forever...

 

This is another alternative that has been working well for me: USB 3.0 to SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable

 

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Thermaltake's have worked for me, it was an Orico that failed.

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Thanks, I know what to avoid.

I've got a couple of StarTech docks that have worked for me. They won't hold more than a 3TB drive though, something about not being able to format it. But 2TBs are enough, especially when you can swap them out.

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