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is there any way to make use of the AC motors in a HDD???


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irtentiapen (author)2011-01-01

in moste cases (of old HDD's) you just have to put the power on the complete HDD.
it runs on 12V and has a simple connector.
That's huch more easyer than making your own controller.

steveastrouk (author)2010-11-12

Sure, if you can find a way to feed 'em three phase electricity, probably via an "H" bridge style thing.

Re-design (author)steveastrouk2010-11-12

I did not know that any of the motors were AC.

frollard (author)steveastrouk2010-11-12

Yup, lots of people keep the hdd motherboard intact because you can often short a pin or three to force the drive into 'always on' mode.

NachoMahma (author)2010-11-12