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#1 THP Dan

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

Hello everyone, i got bored of my stock HDD so muhaha.gif .... here is my HDD mod!
Still more to do but its 80% done.
The victim.
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Taken apart.
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Original cable.
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Moded the cable to reverse the drive.
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In its position.
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Drilled some mounting holes, and some holes in the plastic to give the screws clearance.
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The reversed drive in place.
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Now for the window, masked up.
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The window cut.
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Drive in.
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That doesnít look so good, so letís put in a window.
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Open HDD in a bag
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All done without the window Perspex in the case, will be flush mount. And the LEDís
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I will install LEDís and the window later on. But it works =] i will also upload a video later tonight.
sorry for some of the blury photos.

#2 Fuzionart

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

The real way? I didn't know there was a published "real" way to do this. This idea was already mulled over. By me along with others a lot. With the open HDD you run the risk of getting dirt and dust on the HDD. Even with the exterior case on. The HDD case is NOT air tight. Stuff starts getting on your hdd you will have a problem. Even cleaning it will be a problem. Just a heads up. Looks as cool as when I did it though. Good job

#3 THP Dan

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:56 PM

thanks, the hdd does have this plexi in it, and i think it is airtight.

#4 Fuzionart

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(THP Dan @ Feb 7 2009, 04:32 PM) View Post

thanks, the hdd does have this plexi in it, and i think it is airtight.

So you put plexi in the actual hdd case. And putting a flushmount window? And why did you need change the plug on it. You couldn't flip it?

Edited by Fuzionart, 07 February 2009 - 10:36 PM.


#5 THP Dan

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:00 PM

yes, both will have a window, and if i left the cable alone the HDD sits right at the end of the drive, moding the cable lets it sit in the middle of the window.


#6 Mr_Clean

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:34 AM

when u take apart a hard drive, go into a bathroom, turn the shower on HOT and close the door, this will cause moisture to trap any dirt particles, and make them settle on surfaces, that way theres no dust in the air.

#7 ZycloneB

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:58 AM

Autofocus FTW laugh.gif

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:03 AM

that looks risky ohmy.gif

#9 THP Dan

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:34 AM

QUOTE(Mr_Clean @ Feb 8 2009, 01:10 AM) View Post

when u take apart a hard drive, go into a bathroom, turn the shower on HOT and close the door, this will cause moisture to trap any dirt particles, and make them settle on surfaces, that way theres no dust in the air.


i did that to put it in the bag, and then after i did it again yo put the window back on.

QUOTE(ZycloneB @ Feb 8 2009, 01:34 AM) View Post

Autofocus FTW laugh.gif


my camera is rubish =[ ill borrow a better camera and retake pictures.

QUOTE(MiamiBiker305 @ Feb 8 2009, 09:39 AM) View Post

that looks risky ohmy.gif


well it all still works biggrin.gif

i think im going to take it apart again and paint it dry.gif
also i might add a circle in the middle to cover up the center spindle of the drive. there might be more later today...

#10 Salincer

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:35 PM

Dang. Wow. So risky. I remember reading somewhere that you need a "Clean Room" to open a HDD. Like a room that has been tested for no dirt in the air.

#11 THP Dan

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE(Salincer @ Feb 8 2009, 07:11 PM) View Post

Dang. Wow. So risky. I remember reading somewhere that you need a "Clean Room" to open a HDD. Like a room that has been tested for no dirt in the air.


yes, you put the shower on hot and leave it for a few mins, then do your work in the bathroom. the cleanest place you can get then.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

Even with the shower it is still risky. I like the cut for the window. If it works now I wouldnt risk opening it up again.




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