Category Archives: Hard Disk

MacBook Hack – How to Make MacBook Run Faster!

Well, the Ken Mingis over at ComputerWorld has figured out how to make a Macbook run faster, simply by swapping out the harddrive with an SSD, read more there.

As I’m wont to do whenever I get a new computer, I ran a quick Xbench benchmarking test. The results were about what I had expected — in a good way. The faster SSD yielded an Xbench score for the MacBook of 144. That’s on par with the SSD-based MacBook Air I had parted ways with. (The Air had a score of

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Harddisk Hack – How to Make a Harddisk DataLocker!

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A sophisticated harddisk datalocker using a PIC microcontroller might not be what you had in mind for securing your data but this guy has done just that, all colorfully illustrated with detailed instructions.

How to turn and ordinary external harddrive into a datalocker using only a PIC microcontroller, a keypad and some various other components.

via instructables

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DIY Hard Disk Clock for Sale on Etsy!

Remember the wall clock made from a hard disk?  Well, there’s an Etsy seller who’s selling this-style of hard disk clock for $32.

It’s sold out right now but this is an awesome clock to get if it’s available again soon.

This is a real 3 1/2in computer Hard drive converted into a desk clock with a quartz drive movement installed. The clock measures roughly 4″w x 6″h, and runs on 1 AA battery, inc

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USB Hack – How to Turn a USB Flash Drive into a Local Hard Disk!

GetUSB.info has a great write up on how to turn a USB Flash drive into a local hard disk.  This might be a great way to stick everything you need in a USB if you happen to use multiple computers on daily basis

The process of turning a USB stick into a hard drive is fairly easy.  However, there are limitations.  For example, this works best with Windows XP operating systems.  You also need to update the drivers for the device for any computer you are going to use.  Typically, this isn’t a big deal as you can easily do this for your work and home computers.  However, this isn

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DIY HardDisk Christmas Tree!

Check out this really cool DIY Harddisk Christmas tree.  Of course, don’t forget about my Soju Christmas tree and the LED Christmas tree either.

At our work we were decomissioning six old HP/Compaq servers to clear up space for new servers and, naturally, each server had a fairly large raid array. Inste

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Computer DIY – How to install a IDE hard drive

Need that new hard drive, but don’t know how to go about installing it? Well, it’s super easy. Even this guy can do it:

According to him, just slide the wires over and insert your hard drive. That’s what she said, too!

Oh man. I’m so funny.

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DIY – How to Make Solid States Drives with SD Flash Cards!

Here’s an idea I had been thinking of before, getting together bunch of 16GB SD cards and making a Solid State Drive.

Apparently, a company in Germany has made this type of device available already, what a great idea:

With the Flexi-Drive S2S we introduce a flexible adjustable memory solution.

Simply insert the desired number of SDHC cards (max. 6) into the Flexi-Drive’s slots. The card’s individual memory capa

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DIY – How to Make a Wall Clock from Recycled Harddrives!

Remember the DIY Harddisk Clock?  Well, here’s another cool wall clock made from recycled harddrives.(or harddisks)

step 1 Materials and Tools Needed Tools that you will need for this project are: 1. Drill – I would suggest small DREMEL type drill with bench press. 2. Some Drill bits 3. Kit of Screwdrivers, type and ga…

step 2 Disassembling Hard Drives First of all you have to undo screws as shown in picture below, after that you’ll

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2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA HDD Dock with Cooling Fan for backing up/connecting your Extra Harddrives!

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DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

For those of you who need a real USB Thumb drive, this might not be the right picture but for those of you who want to have some fun, just go and grab an old harddrive, USB ports, and couple USB Flash Drives for a real good Thumb Drive laughs.

This ordinary looking hard drive when plugged into a USB port will mount 4 USB thumbdrives onto your computer. Cool idea to make some use of some old computer parts. It would have been cool if the drive would spin

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