What are some cool things to put in the 5.25" bay?
Oh shit anon, you're making me want to do this.
I would probably just keep these bad boys in there.
Way more than that, surely... A data cassette tape can only hold 660 kb on each side, I remember those on commodore 64. That is about 1.3 mb per cassette. A CD can hold way more than 7 times that.
I bought one of those.
I always knew you shouldn't use sata spliters/extenders as chinese quality control is completely shit and it's not uncomon to burn drives with missaligned pins shortcircuiting the HD's board.
Yet I completely failed to realize the same level of shitty chinese quality controle would be used on one of those shit drive bays and when I put one of my hard drives in there, it fried its board.
So, don't buy one of this fuckers unless is from a respectable company. Unfortunately on my country we have no such option.
I remember seeing one of those virtual sex controlers form a japanese company that was actually double 5.25 drive bay like 10 yeras ago, Couldn't find it so here a modern counterpart.
It almost certainly takes very little (relative) effort to make one of these
Digikey has assloads of cigarette lighters for sale.
So theoretically all you need to do is get a cigarette lighter assembly, a MOLEX cable, and connect it to the 12V rail.
Get drilling fgt.
>I always knew you shouldn't use sata spliters/extenders as chinese quality control is completely shit and it's not uncomon to burn drives with missaligned pins shortcircuiting the HD's board.
I just switched over my 4 hard drives in my computer from from direct PSU SATA power cables to a couple of LP4 molex to SATA splitters.
Am I fucked? If it works, am I fine? Seems to be working fine right now.
Have one, just not using it because all I was using it for was the DC power. I wouldn't bother with doing that though because the plug itself is a tad bit big in diameter and not the standard automotive size.
everything went better wis mustard