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Designed and 3D Printed Hard Drive Enclosure

Discussion in 'Projects' started by SinfoniaSam, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. SinfoniaSam

    SinfoniaSam New Member

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    I needed more storage space, and had a spare laptop HD and SATA to USB cable laying around. This is one of my first attempts a creating something from scratch.

    Hopefully this helps some folks who are just getting started.

    Feedback is appreciated!

    Thingiverse File:
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:926011

    Apricorn SATA to USB Cable:
    http://amzn.com/B005C983NA
     
  2. WheresWaldo

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    Very cool, one suggestion, redesign it with vent holes. A spinning HDD generates a lot of heat and that will kill any drive you put in there. So cut out some holes.
     
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  3. Wayne Baker

    Wayne Baker New Member

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    They sell 2.5" external hard drives without any venting and they seem to last fine, I have several still going strong after many years.
    3.5" drives on the other hand do get pretty hot.
     
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  4. KTMDirtFace

    KTMDirtFace Well-Known Member

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    Yea I have a bunch of external hard drives. they are all fully enclosed...from factory. most are laptop sized. I like to buy the 2TB enclosed from best buy and rip the stock case apart and shove the drive in my Playstation 4's... this is cool as im a spaz and usually ruin the case it came in but its nice to put the "old" drive back into the enclosure.so that i still have an external HD. now I can just print a new drive case if I was spazed out..
     
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    Obviously you can do what you want, it was just a suggestion.
     

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