Thursday, December 1, 2011

CHANGE DEAD HARD DISK TO USB DRIVE

Using a dead Hard Drive, a 4-port USB hub, and a few Flash Drives, we will kill some time and get a few laughs from anyone seeing you use this.

 Step 1: Find a candidate..
Any Hard Drive should do..

Step 2: Dismantle..


Take the Hard Drive apart...

Step 3: Compare..

Make sure your USB hub will fit, either with the plastic case on, or not...

Step 4: Hub..
For this purpose, I removed the plastic case.
 
 Step 5: Install..
 I placed the "nekkid" USB hub into the area where the platter used to be.

Note: I was only placing this temporarily, if I was going to keep this mod permanent, I would glue the hub in either using epoxy or hot glue.
Edit: I forgot to mention, if this was going to be used permanently, I would coat the circuit board with epoxy, just like I do with Flash Drives.

Step 6: Flash Me!

Now add your Flash Drives, you may have to remove the casing for some to fit well

Step 7: Button it up..
Replace the cover to the Hard Drive, and plug in!

Now you will have a "new" Flash Drive that will be sure to get some comments


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