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AERo January 28, 2010 05:45 PM

Is there any sort of Hard drive storage unit out there?
 
I have a bunch of old IDE and SATA hard drives (2.5" and 3.5")
All together, I have approximately 15 internal harddrives I use for storage purposes.

I'm somewhat abnormally organized about anything that is computer related.
(For example: All the 15 harddrives are labeled for specific content and hold content that falls only
under the label category, except for programs nothing is on my OS/Program harddrive; I save
everything on external harddrives, I never have any icons on my desktop, I store my mice after use
in my desk, etc.)

Thus, I was wondering if you guys have ever seen a hard drive storage unit for multiple drives
or something that can substitute for a hard drive storage unit.
I'm currently using a makeshift cardboard box with dividers I made from another cardboard box.
Firstly, it looks damn fugly, secondly it does the trick but I need something actually designed
and compartmentalized for my harddrive storing needs.

Perineum January 28, 2010 05:49 PM

I would take an old 24" case and hack some extra hard drive bays into it. Maybe run Windows Home Server or some sort of JBOD to make them all one big drive

odis172 January 28, 2010 07:46 PM

I may have misunderstood... you dont actually have 15 hard drives hooked up to your main system?

Hard drive manufacturers use these for shipping. I would go to a larger computer store and ask if they have any kicking around. Throw that on a shelf, and your good to go
http://yewchuk.com/images/NewEggDrivePackaging.jpg

AERo January 29, 2010 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odis172 (Post 325152)
I may have misunderstood... you dont actually have 15 hard drives hooked up to your main system?

Hard drive manufacturers use these for shipping. I would go to a larger computer store and ask if they have any kicking around. Throw that on a shelf, and your good to go
http://yewchuk.com/images/NewEggDrivePackaging.jpg


The 15 harddrives are not hooked up.
Couple of them are in enclosures and most of them I use with my dual bay eSATA dock for external storage use.

Regarding the box and the styrofoam; that is pretty much what my self-made setup already is.
I'm trying to store the harddrives on my desk, and cardboard boxes look quite out of place.

ZZLEE January 29, 2010 12:05 PM

try this
 
Gracious Living Storage Tower, 5-drawer | Canadian Tire inexpesive yet useful storage.

gingerbee January 29, 2010 01:28 PM

consolidate it all to much larger driver. jm2cents


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