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    3.5" HDD Low capacity - anything working!

    Hi All

    As part of a pet project I'm building 2 machines for my niece. The Nursery she attends has no IT at all, I've built one unit from parts strewn across our stock room. I'm on the hunt for a low capacity HDD 3.5" that I can slap inside these all in one units.

    I'll be putting my own copy of W7P on it so no need for any data on the disk.

    I'm willing to pay well for it, I can offer CHQ or credit against future purchases if you're an existing client (plus the warm fuzzy feeling that you'll be part responsible for a childs first play with some half decent tekkers)

    Any PM's welcome....unless they say "buy a brand new HDD you cheap get!"

    Ta

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    Why not make them super quick and put a low cost ssd in? You can get teh 3.5" converter for them...

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    Re: 3.5" HDD Low capacity - anything working!

    Joe I can chuck a server drive your way should you need one. Dell 15k SAS. 72GB drive. May have a few other working hdds laying around also.

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    Re: 3.5" HDD Low capacity - anything working!

    Oh...and I have a few switches taking up space if they're of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Oh...and I have a few switches taking up space if they're of use.

    Thanks for the suggestions, trying to avoid SSD as it's serious over-spec on this instance

    Neph....POE Switches?

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    Joe,

    Just found a couple of really old disks .... doubt they are any use but you know I'm not exactly far away..

    20GB IDE/ATA
    80GB IDE/ATA

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    Re: 3.5" HDD Low capacity - anything working!

    I can check but I don't think so. I know 2 of them are 3com baseline 2024 switches and you can get a POE converter for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    20GB IDE/ATA
    80GB IDE/ATA
    thanks for the offer Dude, sadly I need SATA (apologies for not posting)

    I'd convert but I'm lacking the parts.

    Cheers Mate.

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    Just found a 160GB SATA disk you're welcome to.

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    Re: 3.5" HDD Low capacity - anything working!

    Think i may have few spare 80gb sata drives.

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    I probably have a couple of 80/160GB sata drives in some machines I'm about to canabalise, but I'm not in again until next week.

    Let me know if your still struggling/interested.

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    Got some 80GB SATA here, PM me if you still need some.

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    Thanks for all the responses People, genuinely appreciated.

    I'll drop you a PM if this HDD I've prised from an old VAIO doesn't do the trick.

    To say thanks I've got a stack of assorted bits I can offer if you're in need?

    Whole heap of SATA cables
    " " Molex cables
    Assorted components - internal fans etc
    5 x cheap micro atx cases with power supplies - bit of bashing to the cases

    If anyone wants any (gratis of course) let me know and I'll send them your way.
    New offices = clear out! Trying to curb those hoarding habits my OH seems dead set on waaaaaah!

    Joe 'Public'

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    Joe...please tell me which would be useful from the following.

    3x 3Com baseline 2024 10/100 switches (24 port)
    1x 72GB Dell 15k SAS drive
    1x ATI Firepro 2450 Graphics card (Low profile, Ideal for server use as it can run multiple screens)
    1x Akasa card reader
    3x Excel Cat5e Patch Panels

    If I find more bits I am happy to donate to the cause in exchange for some other bits (depending on whats taken)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions, trying to avoid SSD as it's serious over-spec on this instance

    Neph....POE Switches?
    It might be over spec but they will make the machine last about 4 x longer!

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