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I have modified a HD (the drive was modified so that it has a see through encasing) I haven't tested it yet but I'm going to mount the drive against the window of my box so I can see it spin up etc. and I was wondering if there is a specific file or group of files that I can throw on it that might cause it to spin up every so often cause windows is looking for them or something of that sort. I think you understand what I mean. any who, any input would be appreciated. thank you. I don't plan on putting anything important on it as I didn't exactly modify it in a clean room. But we'll see how it goes.

idea: if anyone knows of a program not necessarily meant to be used this way but it will start up with windows and do something every so often that would sue the HD and of course takes up little system recourses

Edited by pr0n, 23 October 2007 - 03:00 PM.

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well....you could install some software to that drive...or run checkdisk on it...or defrag it.....or if you're really squirly you could put your pagefile on it
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say I put my page file on there and the disk fails. what would happen?
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well...nothing horrible...you'd still be able to boot to windows and change the page file back to the C drive
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thank you for your help sir!

edit: I'm guessing I'll have to hcnage a registry entry for this to work correctly will I not?

Edited by pr0n, 23 October 2007 - 03:19 PM.

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Howdy:

Just curious here, but are you saying you removed the platters, etc from the hdd casing and placed them in a see-through casing?

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murray: no I removed the metal casing on top of the drive and cut a hole in it I covered the hole with a piece of diamond cd case :)

don't want anyone to forget :)

edit: I'm guessing I'll have to hcnage a registry entry for this to work correctly will I not?


Edited by pr0n, 23 October 2007 - 03:25 PM.

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murray: no I removed the metal casing on top of the drive and cut a hole in it I covered the hole with a piece of diamond cd case :)


Were the platters showing at all?

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Sounds interesting. A little food for thought that drive spins at very high rpm, the amount of energy involved if it self destructed would be extremely high to say the least. Just a precautionary note like dont attempt this at home kids.

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 23 October 2007 - 03:31 PM.

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yes once you remove the metal casing on top the entire internal working is completely visible including all the platters and the entirety of the arm. just to add to the previous post. don't attempt this at all unless you've done a few DIY computer projects already. it's pretty difficult. also there is a screw that goes through the middle of the cover into the arm pivot which I'm certain I have weakened a bit by cutting near it but we'll see how it goes. NOTE: I did not cut into the black plate on bottom which undoubtedly is the structural keystone of the drive.

Edited by pr0n, 23 October 2007 - 03:37 PM.

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Agreed with your last statement and I wish you all the best. Hdd's are assembled in a totally clean room usually under positive pressure to ensure not even the tiniest speck of dust gets on the platter.

That can renber the hdd useless.

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just letting yall know it works perfectly (for now), thanks for the help :)
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