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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Switching hard drives

If you like switching from one hard drive to another - e.g. when trying out various versions of Linux - but are tired of having the computer tower constantly open, or if you don't want to use a external hard drive dock - here's what may seem like a crazy idea. But it at least looks a bit tidier. Of course it only works if the cables are long enough and there's a vacant slot -
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 2:11 PM   #2
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Geez Herb

Your pic brings back memories -

These days I believe they call it a RAID

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 5:57 PM   #3
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I have done something like this for years, but some warnings.

Ensure that the drive is protected from static (particularly the underside where the circuit board is exposed) as well as is raised off the ground to sufficiently allow air flow. With very high capacity drives (eg, 2TB), do not bump the HDD while it is running particularly if it is in the process of accessing.
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