Have an old hard drive sitting around?
Here is an 'ible to make a safe out of it!!!

Step 1: Materials!!! *what else?*

1. old broken hard drive
2. money or valuables
3. A drill or screwdriver with a hex bit *i think that's what it's called
4. a hard drive case
5. A hard drive case key.
6. assorted tools....like pliers and flat blade screw drivers for pulling things out
I'm envious... I WANT YOUR COMPUTER!!!
hehehe this was about a year ago...now i have a 2,3 gghz quadcore AMD phenom x2 with 8 gig FAtaLity gaming ram, and a radeon HD 4800 video card :)
8 gig ram... -_-... my computer has about 1gig...
hahahaha you can get some really cheap from COMPUSA or Fry's online
mine is better :)
What are your specs?
2xcore2quad 3.0ghz, 10gb ram, 5870, 2.5tb hd
I need an upgrade; 1 core 1.4GHz 512MB RAM 60GB HDD Windows XP Professional SP3 but that's my laptop that is a bit old (11 years)...Dell Latitude D600.
5tbs of hard \drive now.
<br> I did this a number of years ago but only used the caddy as it allows you to store more stuff.<br> <br> I had 2 of these caddy's from some Toshiba machines that did not do to well with them installed, I had one mounted in a disused bay on my PC and one screwed to the underside of the bench that was just within reach when sitting at the bench but could not be seen unless you where crawling under the bench.<br> <br> Only problem is if the PC gets stolen so does your stash.<br>
&nbsp;2,000 views!!?!?! geez thanx guys!
kewl i hav that xact type of hard drive from an old dell desktop lolz
Hey. I decided to do this, and I found when the &quot;swivel screw&quot; (the one on the edge which holds the front case to the rest of the empty hardrive) was on the outside, like you have it, the front case kind of popped off, and didn't look that convincing. So instead I made the &quot;Swivel screw&quot; the one where the hidden screw was, (the one that is where the circle is in the bottom-middle of the front case). It keeps the front casing closer to the rest of the empty hardrive, so things are less likely to fall out, as well as it looking more convincing. Unfortunately it makes less room when you open it up, so you have to slide stuff in instead of just placing there&nbsp;(unless you've folded it down some).<br /> <br /> I used an old 80g Maxtor from a Tivo that got fried, which looks much like your HDD.<br />
&nbsp;interesting idea
Oh, and here is the instructable Rhinowi was referring to:<br /> <br /> http://www.instructables.com/id/35quot_HDD_Secret_Safe/<br />
over 1000 views! woooow!!! thx everyone!
congrats on steal another guy's ible!
?..what other ible? serious? if someone already did this, sry man
instead of putting it back into the computer just put the hard drive(aka safe) next to the computer and maybe write on it in sharpie "BROKEN" and a robber wouldn't think to take it. Why cause it's Broken!
i never thought of that before...cool!
Hey, this project ain't much, but it does provide a good hiding place in the open. Just make sure you remember to remove your "safe" before recycling your computer in the future. Props to you man~
haha lol yea thnx
yeah it's a safe.. but think about it. You steal a house, and there is a sweet hard drive in a room. What do you do?
well yes there is the whole problem about if you steal a computer, you steal money....but this is just for a good hiding place from the non-robber people. thanx!

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