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Windows 7: Cannibalizing A Hard drive

07 Feb 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just received a reply to a question about one cable that I found, which kind of threw me"

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This is the only cable I carry. It is for a 5V and not 3.3V so make
sure your drive is 5V so it will work.
I wasn't aware that there was a difference in voltage of some SATA drives. When I have discussed this in the past, I was told that there was no difference between SATA 1 and SATA 11 cables, so was this wrong, or is there something else involved?


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07 Feb 2010   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Don't laugh at this suggestion but I went down to a TIP or "Re-cycling Center" as they are called now and picked up about 3 COMPLETE old computers FOR NOTHING -- they all worked fine WITH HDD drives.

Cleaned them up and they are all OK.

I'm using one as a Music Server -- I paid a few USD for an extra HDD SATA CARD as well to add more HDD drives to the old computer -- runs W7 just FINE.

Don't forget this excellent FREE resource for "canaballizing" parts.

Cheers
jimbo


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07 Feb 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I found a website that might be of some use, but haven't examined it too closely yet"

Match hard drive parts to repair your hard drive
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07 Feb 2010   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

Don't laugh at this suggestion but I went down to a TIP or "Re-cycling Center" as they are called now and picked up about 3 COMPLETE old computers FOR NOTHING -- they all worked fine WITH HDD drives.

Cleaned them up and they are all OK.

I'm using one as a Music Server -- I paid a few USD for an extra HDD SATA CARD as well to add more HDD drives to the old computer -- runs W7 just FINE.

Don't forget this excellent FREE resource for "canaballizing" parts.

Cheers
jimbo
I would be all for that, except for two problems...I'm not aware of any kind of recycling program dedicated to computers where I live. Usually discarded computers end up in the dump, or are donated to some charity.

The other reason that I would be reluctant to attempt this, is because I'm somewhat disabled, and even if I could get into a dumpster, I would be tripping over the contents.
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08 Feb 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Rummaging around, I came across this:

Repair4HardDisk: How to Clean, Upgrade, Repair, Mod, Disassemble a Hard Disk Drive

It is a hodgepodge of possibilities.
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