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80GB of harddrive isn't much these days, even in a laptop. So, it was time for an upgrade(1/2TB fit nicely). The down side being, now I had a ...
First, get yourself one of these pretty, hopefully free 2.5" sata harddrive. Next, grab a broken 3.5" harddrive. Any capacity will work. Ide(pata), Sata, Scsi even MFM will ...
Each drive will be different, in little ways, but most follow these general steps. If my pictures don't work for you, there are plenty of 'ibles explaining the ...
Now that you have the bare aluminum drive porting, you can either measure and layout the hole pattern from a pattern/blueprint, or Kludge through like I did.
Paper, pencil and Sharpie. Simple.
When drilling the holes, make them slightly oversized. This allows for a little bit of fudging, if you don't drill exactly center. Keeps the screws from binding.
8 screws and some cables later, and you're done!
Some 3.5" HDD's don't have that nice flat surface to mount to.
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