Where should I mount my external harddrive?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I've got an external harddrive that I'd like to auto-mount. It will be present most times when my laptop boots. Where is the "correct" place to mount it? /media/my-hd: Will litter /media with an empty folder when the hard-drive was not mounted. /mnt/my-hd: I've heard that /mnt itself is supposed to be used as a temporary mount point. This happens, for example, during the Arch installation process. (HowTos)