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What kinds of hard drives do you guys use for your main storage? I know that a lot of people use an SSD for the OS, then something else for storage, but was curious to see what kinds everyone has. I've been out of it for a while, as far as types of hard drives.

I'm also curious... I had asked this in an earlier post, but people may have missed it, or didn't know how I could do it. The power connector for my fan controller hooks into my ATA hard drive... if I plan on getting a newer hard drive style like an SSd or SATA, how could I hook up my fan controller?
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What kinds of hard drives do you guys use for your main storage? I know that a lot of people use an SSD for the OS, then something else for storage, but was curious to see what kinds everyone has. I've been out of it for a while, as far as types of hard drives.

I'm also curious... I had asked this in an earlier post, but people may have missed it, or didn't know how I could do it. The power connector for my fan controller hooks into my ATA hard drive... if I plan on getting a newer hard drive style like an SSd or SATA, how could I hook up my fan controller?

I personally trust and use Western Digital. Some use Seagate. You can hook the fan controller into a molex connector from your power supply
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I have specific models I like from each manufacturer...I have about 3-4 each from WD, Seagate, and Hitachi (now owned by WD)
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I personally trust and use Western Digital. Some use Seagate. You can hook the fan controller into a molex connector from your power supply

That's a good idea I guess. I'm probably gonna tear apart my computer tonight and test fit a few things, as well as get some idea's for mounting the hard drives inside, without using the stock cage. What type of hard drive do you use though, ATA, SATA? What are the most common now?
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That's a good idea I guess. I'm probably gonna tear apart my computer tonight and test fit a few things, as well as get some idea's for mounting the hard drives inside, without using the stock cage. What type of hard drive do you use though, ATA, SATA? What are the most common now?

Sata is the new norm/standard as the PATA is being phased out. Its just a matter of time before a new format becomes available
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But your push fan is outside the case right, with the rad hard against the front.

I was going to put my push fan inside the case against the front, which I am hoping will give me cleance for the power/reset/usb's?

I wont have 2 top 120's to extract so I think a push/pull set up will help me a lot compared to your rig. I'll only have a 140mm fan on the back to extract, and the graphics card.

Pics of the switch cables in relation, and the top so I can see if the rad will fit with the ODD cage in place.

Many thanks motokill36 thumb.gif

Yes it will be tight but i had the second fan inside were your will be .
i had removed some of the frame on my fan as i had it mounted slightly different but it will go on in standard trim but yes the wires do get pushed hard against the fan surround
Depending on what fan you go for smile.gif

As for the Drive bay it will be close but i think you will get away with it





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sorry for my bad english...

I used a corrision resistan steel and a normal glossy black spray. I used a steel plate, cutted and edged it.
The Panel is a simple plate with 3 drilled holes for the phobya switches and 2 rectangle for USB ( usb is not mounted if you can see at the pics...)
The first Switch is power on, the second is reset and the third is for open/close dvd. The dvd will be swapped with a slot in dvd Teac DV-28SL.
With the Zalman Fancontroller i can control the light power (intensity) of the 3 phobya led switches, fan speed and power of the led stripes i will mount...
The cables and Harddrives are hidden under my steel construction. Next things i wanna change is the dvd, a modded front panel, mount some fans and maybe change the boxed cpu cooler but which?
I wanted a simple clean and silent prodigy and i think that was the best way...
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This is a picture of a Phobya 200mm up front with 240 rad with one layer of 25mm fans underneath it, correct?

May I ask what 240 that is ?
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Cheers Motokill

Hmmm that will be tight.
The ODD cage hangs just below the ODD slot, and in your picture it looks like the top of the rad is about 1mm above the slot!
The fans are 32mm thick as they are 180mm fans, so I think it will push the rad far enough back to clear the switches, just!

Unless I can somehow mount it lower I think its a no go. I could just drill some new 180mm fan mounting holes, and put some nylon washers in to space the fan off the panel rolleyes.gif
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I use nothing but WD
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