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    I have 4, 8-10 GB harddrives... what shall I do with them?

    My mobo is an FIC AN17
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    use them or take them apart and play wiht the discs inside.



    or for a really cool project you can try taking it apart and adding an acrylic glass window as well as some LEDs.

    NOTE: if you do this do it in as dust-free an area as you can. IE. bathroom with the bath full of water with no clothes on.

    You don't want to wreck the drive or else the kool effect will be lost.
    Don't store data on it just have it on display inside the computer.
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    you can give em to me

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    try swapping the disks around, or see if you can build on large 40 GB disk (yeah, i know the controller wont work with that, but still........

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    Nah, dont think ill be taking them apart. I prefer to keep them useable

    Id like to make it so I dont have to turn off my pc and swap them each time. Maybe ill give them all power but only swap the IDE cable

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    uhmmmm........ you cant hotswap IDE hard drives...........

    so youll have to turn your PC of and swap cables anyway........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm
    uhmmmm........ you cant hotswap IDE hard drives...........

    so youll have to turn your PC of and swap cables anyway........
    No, you can. XP will recognize is when you "Scan for hardware changes".
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    Small drives are great for testing new software. Disconnect your current drive(s) and connect a small one. Install an OS on the drive and you can use it to test stuff that you aren't sure about like beta software or just things that you wouldn't want to try on your main setup for fear of corruption. Once the testing is done... Just reconnect you regular drive and all is back to normal.

    They are also good for use in stuff like building a router running Linux or even just to try a different distribution of Linux out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    use them or take them apart and play wiht the discs inside.



    or for a really cool project you can try taking it apart and adding an acrylic glass window as well as some LEDs.

    NOTE: if you do this do it in as dust-free an area as you can. IE. bathroom with the bath full of water with no clothes on.

    You don't want to wreck the drive or else the kool effect will be lost.
    Don't store data on it just have it on display inside the computer.
    for some reason that reminded me of clocker doing some of his crazy mods

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    Please don't hot swap IDE drives. You'll fry the motherboard!!!!!

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