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    50 Custom PC's in 10 Years! TheGreatSatan's Avatar
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    While waiting for parts to arrive and new ideas to sprout up on my CLOWNED project, I've started another. I'm building a custom case made of Hard Drives. All of the HD's are DEAD. Many are 2GB and below, 1 is the 120GB HD I had in Air Force One that died. My teachers were happy to unload the mounting piles of dead HD's they had and I was happy to take 'em. To start, see the 2 boxes worth of dead HD's I've gotten.





    I'm taking off all of the covers on these drives to expose the platters. Some of the screws didn't want to come out so I used my dremel to cut a slit into it making each one removable with a flat head.



    Here's some samples of the covers off.





    First I laid them all next to eachother to align the holes already on the bottom.



    I'm creating my own brackets to join all of the drives together. This piece used to be the vent of an old PSU. As of now, there will be six HD's for each panel platters facing out with plexi covering them.













    Then I used some mesh to join them all together.









    Lastly I screwed on the first sheet of plexi. I'll need to buy more for the rest of the case.







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    heh..this is gonna be an intersting case....i love the idea

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    heh... sounds like your kind of project, TGS. Looking forward to this one.

    Reminds me of the case fan mod.


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    interesting...don't think it will look anything other than novel, unique idea
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    thatís one way to recycle only thing I would do different is make the disks alternate in a pattern one up one down then up again but I'm obsessive compulsive so donít take it to heart
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    only thing I would do different is make the disks alternate in a pattern one up one down then up again
    I think it looks best the way it is-a pattern would be too obvious. This is a great idea, I can't wait to see this finished.

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    I bet that thing'll way a ton when it's finished!

    Looks great so far.
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    That one with multiple platters would make a good clock

    And why bother with all the fiddly brackets? Wouldn't it be easier and neater just to screw them all to the perspex sheet?

    Gonna power them up? If you could repeatedly reset them, the heads would all dance...

    Hey, Dave, what about all those magnets? Bwahahahaha...

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    They are DEAD. They don't spin at all
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    Default Re: Project: Hard Drive PC

    Just because they don't "function" doesn't mean they won't spin. have you tried connecting them directly to power just to make them spin? Either way, project looks hopeful.
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