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post #11 of 18
I painted my SSD with awesome results. paint yours just to make it blend slightly better.
post #12 of 18
I would use the vinyl wrap these guys were talking about!....If your seriously stuck on painting in anyway I would take it apart and mask/off the inner parts ( if you can ) so they don't get messed-up from the paint!.....Then again iam not sure ive never opend a harddrive before but iam assuming whatevers inside wont be to happy with dripping paint on it lol.Take an old one apart 1st see if you can dismantle it, if you can it schouldnt be that big of a problem to paint! I hope you know what kind of paint you need to use,I wouldn't use spary paint on it but that's just me.Do you have an Air-Brush by any chance?
     
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post #13 of 18
An SSD practically gives off no heat at all. It wouldnt be the same thing really!
nz3777 has a point. If your HDD is past its warranty period, then you may as well take the cover off. I heard though that you need to keep as much dust off the platter as possible. Maybe put it straight into a box.
Vinyl would be my best option. Stick some on and if it doesnt work out, just take it off!
post #14 of 18
Dismantling a hard drive outside of a clean room is a bad idea, they really hate dust particles smile.gif
and yes I speak from bitter experience smile.gif

Most SSD's will still be under warranty so painting is a no-go just because it will be an excuse to cover shoddy manufacturing if it goes wrong.

the vinyl option is pretty cool too.
    
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Yeah go with some kind of vinyl these guys have a point-Its not worth messing-up your hdd with the risk of paint. Theres many different options to choose as far as vinyl goes you have everything from carbon-fiber look to wood ( not that you would put wood ) at least I hope not hehe.Try looking up a company called 3m! They usually sell 3m products at your local auto-zone ( stop bye and check it out )......Once you put the vinyl on just cut out a few holes that are located on the hardrive-schoudlnt be hard at all! Unless you wanna have it painted professionaly but what those guys charge you can probably buy yourself 5 new harddrives!
     
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hmmmm wood vinyl for that 70's fake wood formica look smile.gif
    
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Very nice solution Bad Fenny, make sure you give us some pictures of the finished product smile.gif

Hi all,

Just to update. As I indicated earlier I decided on an alternative option of covering the HD/SSD cage opening with an access door that way I don't have to see the shiny HD or the cables running to them. This allowed me to blend the mod in with the theme as a service panel for the communication array. Here is a pic of the finished product. If you are interested in the process of getting there, here is the link for my mod work log http://www.overclock.net/t/1400635/case-mod-build-log-post-apocalyptic-mod/20#post_20233320

HD/SSD cage access panel complete
Panel door opens for access

Thanks for all your advice thumb.gif

Cheers

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post #18 of 18
Incredibly nice little mod
i would like a nice photo tour of the system (if you haven't already done one)
and update your signature with your Rig specs to accompany it smile.gif

Very nicely done.

p.s. I really should read everything, jumped straight on the pictures smile.gif
    
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