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



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.

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

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.