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    The head or the platter are the parts most likely to die on a HD, not the motors, so try powering some up and see what happens. You could hook the power up to a transistor, and the HD indicator from your motherboard to the Base; so when your computer accesess your HD, all your HD's go crazy!

    You'll probably want to install a switch too cos the novelty will wear off after about 10 seconds. Great for LAN partys, if you ever drag the case there

    Hey, Dave, what about all those magnets? Bwahahahaha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tybrenis
    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.
    I have a 2Gb Western Dightal HDD lying somewhere around, and I think I may have killed it (Pentium1 + Windows 95 + Bios Defaults + Auto Sleep Mode = Death), it DOES spin but makes some harsh noises and I dont think the computer still can access files in it (it makes harsh noises and the bios detects it, but nothing more, it wont boot W95), I may transform it in a clock if it still happen to spin without much noise

    Thanks alot for that link xmastree!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW
    The head or the platter are the parts most likely to die on a HD, not the motors, so try powering some up and see what happens. You could hook the power up to a transistor, and the HD indicator from your motherboard to the Base; so when your computer accesess your HD, all your HD's go crazy!

    You'll probably want to install a switch too cos the novelty will wear off after about 10 seconds. Great for LAN partys, if you ever drag the case there



    Meh...you guys calmed me down. I don't jump the gun so much with the "Get that Phone away from my computer! Don't you know there's a teeny-tiny MAGNET in that?!?! Dear god man/woman!"

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    Another good idea on what to do with an hard disk! Interesting idea!

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    Here is an interesting idea. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I can't find a really cheap 6 inch HD.

    http://www.afrotechmods.com/cheap/hd...hdspeakers.htm

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    I fixed the HD's

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    I finished the second side.



    And I have two done.



    Next I have to make them connect somehow....maybe with mesh. Then I'll mount at least two drives to the top.
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    I liked the random look myself, but this is still going to look really good.

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    Wow dude, this come is really going to weight a lot Nice job!

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    To put them together, I would make two little "L" shaped piece of acrylic. Just cut a strip the size you want, and then bend it using a heatgun. Then, either glue it to each joint you want using a solvent glue, like IPS weld-on, or just drill a hole through each side and put a screw/bolt in there.
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    Default Re: Project: Hard Drive PC

    I'm just trying to get an idea of what the case may look with the top on. Nothing has been connected just yet. With the top drives sitting on the ends of the side drives I'll lose at least an inch, so I'll have to connect them at a lower point.







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