Reusing an old hard drive

I was recently disecting an old laptop (HP, roughly 6-8 years old) trying to find a use for the parts, as i have had very many replacements since I had stopped using that one. I removed a 10GB IBM hard drive. From the picture, you can see that it has a total of 44 pins. I am not sure if each pin goes to the same destination as the one opposite to it. i was wondering if there was any way that I could convert this into an external drive that I could attach via USB or something similar. If you have any ideas, let me know. Id love to find a use for this instead of just throwing it away.

Posted by phephq 9 years ago


Os X on PC? Answered

I have an old xp machine with -440mb ram -550mhz intel pentinum 3 -usb 1.1 ports -only a cd drive (not dvd) -10gb built in hdd -8gb usb for extra storage -xp service pack 3 installed -SSE (NOT SSE2 or SSE3) I want to install any version of osx on the machine (I don't care what happens to xp). Which version do u recomend and how. Thanks in Advance

Asked by vorlock 8 years ago


Just how fast can a 2.6GHz Pentium 4 go?

Well I have gotten a 2.6GHz Pentium 4, on the socket 478 with stock cooling, to go as high as 2.94GHz before the system starts to hang. I believe I have the Core voltage set to 1.875v, and I am running windows XP home edition. the system specs (other than the cpu) are: -Ram-1gb in four slots -HDD's-Fujitsu 10gb and Maxtor 10gb -Mainboard-Asus P4GBX -Video-Nvidia Geforce (2?) pci card -Cooling-Stock pentium 4 cooling aparatus and 2 case fans -PSU-350W Enermax The cpu is just a standard socket 478 pentium 4 that has a stock speed of 2.667GHz Has anyone gotten theirs to go any faster?

Posted by zack247 7 years ago


Which computer is better? Answered

Hey, I'm trying to figure out which computer I should buy. One is an HP Pavilion HPE H8 with an Intel i7 third generation quad core at 3.4Ghz. The other has an AMD FX100 Hex core processor at 3.5Ghz. It sounds like the AMD is the winner, but I just want to be sure. I plan on running games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Saints Row 3, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed World, and about 7 or 8 other smaller games. The computer with the AMD processor has 8GB RAM and the i7 processor has 10GB, both have 1TB sata 7200rpm HDD. Which is faster? Which will run best?

Asked by knexpert1700 4 years ago


How can I install Ubuntu on a Windows laptop?A R31 ThinkPad,to be precise.? Answered

I have gotten bored of Windows on this machine.No drivers are necessary,and people have done it.Specs:R31 modelTrackBall only120MB RAM10GB HDD1.20 GHz Intel CeleronPS.The pic is a R51 ThinkPad.PPS.Trackballs on laptops are the way to go.They should take my laptop as an example to theirs.

Asked by Derin 9 years ago


Help. GOOGLE CHROME BUG

 Dear Administrator: I am a regular ( make it daily) visitor to your website. Somehow my google chrome ver 3.0.195.33 cannot seem to download your print pdf if it downloads to the browser. Is there any method wherein we can download to the folder the print pdf version? I am using adobe acrobat 7 . According to a person who talked to me in the answers, (Mr. Re-design), he can download his pdfs without a hitch. Do I have memory problems? I have 10GB left in my hard disk and I use Dual Core processor with 1GB ram. Please help, I am just about to do some experiments and I can only print it hardcopy from the all view pages, without the photos since the image tags seem to cover them. Best Regards Mike Du

Posted by mikedu 8 years ago


Non SCSI, mega storage device?

So there I was, thinking that I had heard/read somewhere that it was possible to hook up many regular hard drives (IDE, EIDE) together to make up one logical partition that was dynamically expandable. I might be off my rocker, but I think I heard of it somewhere. An example is.. your company is upgrading it's computers, and intends to throw away old hard drives (i.e. 4GB, 20GB hard drives...) If you got your hands on them, you could hook them all together and make an expandable external storage. This would mean that if you have 3 20GB hard drives, you'd have a logical 60GB partition. Your buddy wants to throw away his old 10GB hard drive.. so you get that one and add it. Now you've got a 70GB hard drive. Has anybody ever heard of this idea before? No idea how to make it work, but I think in theory it would be neat.

Posted by The Dark Ninja 9 years ago


I Screwed Up Windows Xp's Boot Sector,And I need To Boot From The Second Partition.?

I Used Gparted To Resize My Old Laptops hdd 10Gb Partition to About 6Gb,It Had About 5GB Of Free Space. Now,It Says Operating System not Found,In The First Partition IT Has Windows Xp Installed,On the Second,It Has Windows 2000 Installed,I Need some sort Of Bootloader To Start Windows 2000 So I can Fix Up everything else,Not to mention,I don't have the windows Xp DIsk Anymore,It Has A floppy drive,I Want Some way To Put A Boot Loader On the Floppy Disk And To Start Windows 2000 From My second Partition,I Tried Gag,Some Boot Loader,But It fails,It Simply Does not work,Does anyone know Of anything else that can do this?

Asked by ReCreate 9 years ago


Dual-Channel RAM? Answered

I have a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Motherboard and an i5-760 CPU. I have been using 4x1GB DDR3-10600 modules, and then recently bought 2x4GB DDR3-10600 modules hoping to get 10GB, however, I can't seem to get it to work. All the modules are in working order and work individually. I currently just have a single 4GB module in. If I insert more, I either get a constant bios speaker tone indicating RAM error, or it will post successfully, but Windows will bluescreen. I have looked in the booklet and it is unclear as to how I should install the modules, but I thought I had to install them in matched pairs corresponding to the coloured slots on the motherboard. I have tried the 4GB modules in the white slots and the 1GB modules in the blue slots, but it won't post. Putting the two 4GB modules in a white and blue slot will post fine, but BSOD on startup. Any idea how I can get this configuration to work with my board? My CPU and board both support dual-channel DDR3 memory, so I can't see the problem here.

Asked by andy70707 6 years ago