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Electronics HDD activity from another HDD

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Dash, 14 Nov 2002.

  1. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    I found a old 1 gig seagate that I am going to make into a window mod but since I hear about things about dust and etc and becuase 1 gig is not enough for me these days I don't want it to store files but.............

    Ok here is my plan....I want the old seagate to start moving when I access my main Hard Drive and or my other Slave drive.

    does anyone have ideas or in depth tutorials they can help me with this


    Thank you for any help you may provide :)
     
  2. The Savior

    The Savior What's a Dremel?

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    Zappy is planning on doing exactly what you're saying, gimme a minute to look up the thread....

    EditL He discusses it here, but I'm sure he said exactly how he was planning on doing it somewhere else...
     
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  3. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    oh cool, thank you
     
  4. ZapWizard

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  5. Trekari

    Trekari What's a Dremel?

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    He's trying to make his old HD spin up and motor move when he accesses his real HD.

    Not quite a LED restricted thing, he wants the whole she-bang..
    -Jason
     
  6. ZapWizard

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    Oppps I should read closer.

    I JUST DID THIS!!!
    It's sitting right in front of me, I'll post pics a a guide in a second.
     
  7. m0nk3y

    m0nk3y What's a Dremel?

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    NEED PICS! this sounds so cool! go zapppppy!
     
  8. ZapWizard

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    I am writing the guide RIGHT NOW, be only within the hour.
     
  9. ZapWizard

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    Ask and you shall receive!

    [​IMG]

    I'm not done with the lighting, but the electronics are all done.
    Note the drive used in my mod was a RARE find, you will have to hack your own drive to achive the same results.
    Keep in mind there are already control IC's on the drive, so you just have to find them and use them, you don't need to create new circuits just to move the head.

    I stated a new thread here:
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19701

    And the guide is here:
    http://www.zapwizard.com/real_hd_indicator
     
  10. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    ok , thx all
     

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