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  • Cheap Removable Drive Bays

    I know that some of you are using this type of thing for data transfer, so I thought I'd pass this along.

    Computer surplus outlet has removable 3.5" hard drive bays. They're $18.00 for 2. One for home and one for the car. It's an option.

    http://www.computersurplusoutlet.com...MOBIL2&LID=231

    That is all.

  • #2
    they can be found for 6.90 (in white, couple more cents for black) at compgeeks. http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GN210

    aditional sleds are available cheap too
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    • #3
      Then ths would be more

      So it looks like they're cheaper than I guessed. Oh well.

      BTW- I haven't run across compgeeks.com in the past. Looks like their prices fit my budget pretty well. (cheap)

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      • #4
        no, you guessed right. Those can be really expensive. When I dropped ks on a server last year I unthinkingly paid $30 a piece for those. It adds up when you're using many of them. I just happened to find compgeeks a week after I bought them, and bought more there. Those guys have been great and I give them business whenever I can.
        car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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        • #5
          Do you guys know if you can hook up an optical drive through one of these particular bays? Its been years since I've actually had my hands on one, and I never attempted it. The reason I ask would be that it would be cool to place one of these bays w/ an extra long IDE cable in say a single DIN slot, then you could swap out between say a slot load dvd drive and a hard drive full of mp3's. That would be extremely beneficial if you had say a removable drive bay in your home pc to just upload your mp3's to and then also you could put your dvd in too!!!
          New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by R3l0ad
            Do you guys know if you can hook up an optical drive through one of these particular bays? Its been years since I've actually had my hands on one, and I never attempted it. The reason I ask would be that it would be cool to place one of these bays w/ an extra long IDE cable in say a single DIN slot, then you could swap out between say a slot load dvd drive and a hard drive full of mp3's. That would be extremely beneficial if you had say a removable drive bay in your home pc to just upload your mp3's to and then also you could put your dvd in too!!!
            It looks like they're sized to only fit 3.5" drives and it doesn't look like they have an opening for removable media. On the other hand, at that price it wouldn't really hurt to chop one up and try to make it work

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cafn8
              It looks like they're sized to only fit 3.5" drives and it doesn't look like they have an opening for removable media. On the other hand, at that price it wouldn't really hurt to chop one up and try to make it work
              But you could swap hard drives, in case a single 200Gb disk isn't enough for you Be like swapping an old 8-track out!

              Anyone know where you can get something so cheap in the UK?

              GingerPrince

              Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

              Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
              CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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