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Intrepid

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I've done it! I took an old 500MB drive and put a window on it. There was a screw sticking up above the rest of it tilting the glass up, but we improvised on the spot and it works with 0 bad sectors! now I might try it with my lil 6GB drive I have here :)
 

Crash893

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the higher the capasity the more likely a falure
 

Talon101

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i wish that i could do that, but after reading an article, it was on this forum i dont remember where it was, about how fragile (slapping?) the hdd was i dont want to mess with it. but good job!! :)
 

Seal

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yeah, i'd do it on a small hd because i wouldnt be too bothered if it breaks. I wouldnt do it on newer hd's though, the coveres are specially designed for certain things like to absorb shock and also absorb sound.
 

kooshball

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Jun 13, 2002
better yet, do it on one that's already broken!!
i says a koo windows hd in my computer is better than a broken harddriev in my closet
:)

koosh
 

Albigger

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crash893 said:
the higher the capasity the more likely a falure

why would this be true?


not that i would risk this mod on anything important/expensive, as the chances of killing your HDD are pretty high...
 
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Intrepid

Intrepid

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the more data the smaller the data sectors on the drive surface. this means that a single piece of dust can do much more damage.
 

Tipycol

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Aug 20, 2002
Just curious Intrepid6546, what kind of camera do you have? The pic looks really clear and sharp :cool:


Thanks

Tipycol
 
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Intrepid

Intrepid

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well this didn't take balls, it was a 500MB drive. and the camera is a Sony CyberShot. it's my parents and it's really nice too. I have this junky POS that I never use.
 

Spec_Ops2087

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wow....personally any HDD mod despite size is soooooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeeeeet....And when you get teh balls to do your primary ones and then put them in RAID....oooooooo how niiiiiiiice


Great job:D





Spec
 

Tipycol

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Spec_Ops2087 said:
wow....personally any HDD mod despite size is soooooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeeeeet....And when you get teh balls to do your primary ones and then put them in RAID....oooooooo how niiiiiiiice


Great job:D





Spec

If he got that done, then he should start his own Plexi Harddrive Cover service ;)
 
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Intrepid

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it's not plexi it's real glass, not cheep glass tho, so it wont break so easily but glass is easier to get and keep clean.
 

drunkmonkey

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lol, i was gonna do it to an old 1gb drive.
I had just opened it in a pretty clean atmosphere. When it urned around to get the clear wrap to protect the hd, my lil bro runs in, sees the drive ans yells cool!! before i turn around again, he was spinng the platters with his fingers and broke the head. lol
 

Rabid Snail

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Did you get back at him, or was he just too young and/or had too short of an attention span to hurt/be responsible for his actions?

...or was that a joke...I cant really tell.