Friday, October 19, 2007

Warning: Geek Alert

This is one of the more interesting ideas I've seen in a while; a simple docking station for internal hard drives that connects to the USB. Instead of tossing out older, smaller drives, just use them for simple storage by swapping them in a dock. I wonder if you could boot from one? That could be a good thing, since you could have one drive with Windows, one with Linux, etc, and just swap them. It definitely bears some looking into to see how well it works, and how reliable it is.

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10 comments:

AlanDP said...

That is cool. I have three old drives I could salvage with that. None of them are very big, but still, that's cool.

Sen. Peter Higham Paul said...

Alternatively, for that money, you could buy a new drive, Bob.

BobG said...

"Alternatively, for that money, you could buy a new drive, Bob."

True, but old drives can be recycled as backups for information without having to install them internally.

H2o said...

Great idea...I'll have to show this to my husband.

meleah rebeccah said...

I HEART NEW ELECTRONICS.

brandy101 said...

oh my hubby would love something like this...

Hammer said...

It's a good idea but the booting thing would be a problem unless you intalled the operating system from that exact pc for each differnt drive. I'd buy it.

terri said...

Huh. I'm totally clueless here. I'd rather be a geek than this clueless.... I can find my way around all the internet/computer stuff pretty well, but this? This is over my head. I thought you were supposed to just smash 'em up when you're done (after you save all the important stuff of course) and buy a new one. Who knew?

Sen. Peter Higham Paul said...

Still docking, Bob?

Jeffro said...

The bios has to support booting from USB without installing drivers.