Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 27 Feb 2011.
Amazing work on the ssd feature Bod +rep .
Thank you microsoftPerson, I have yet to RAID SSD drives together, but I will soon find out how fast they are!
Thanks Waynio for the rep.
So I think I got the SSD Engine just about finished up this weekend. Got the parts masked off and painted today once the sun finally came out.
I went with a dark gray hammered finish for the main parts of the engine, to add more of a texture to it and set it apart from the blue fins.
A closeup shot of the textured finish.
Demaskifying the drive covers to reveal the diffused blue acrylic. I primed the underside as well so you wouldn't be able to see through them.
All the pieces back together for a final mockup, and...........
.........the money shot!
I actually managed to get some paint on the tubes as well, so maybe I can finally get the basic frame assembled this week. Then it will all start coming together quickly after that.
Cheers, and happy Easter!
Genious! Just... Wow!
great work there ,should look the nuts when done ..
Ohh Bod that is just absolutely cool mate , let's see if I can rep again .
Ridiculasly awesome .
Possibly the coolest ssd mount ever .
Whoops meant to edit .
This is just sick man never thought it would look this nice
Awesome, great work
this is awesome, looks so nice
I really like the additions, looking really cool. This guy has four drives, not three, but hits 1.3 GB/s.
Check it out. Really cool project.
O ye of little faith?
The guy in that vid is actually using 8 SSD drives hooked up to a dedicated RAID card in order to get that kind of read speeds. He does mention the stock on-board raid normally tops out at 600mb/s no matter how many drives you connect, so that may be closer to what I'll be getting since I won't be using a raid expansion card.
WT....sick, amazing, genius...*cant find more words cause im just blown away*
Ok, more goodies! I couldn't resist getting Razer's TRON themed keyboard and mouse with mouse pad to go with the build. I usually mod the peripherals to fit the given theme of my projects anyway, so this was a bonus And I have to say that Razer did a great job with the TRON design. I doubt I could have done as good a job, or even come close to the level of awesomeness!
Let me just show you with pics:
Even the packaging is cool! Opening the box revealed a thick smoked acrylic cover over the keyboard, with subtle TRON and Razer logos on it.
The keyboard is well-built with TRON style lettering that lights up, and a separate number keypad that can be mounted on either side of the keyboard with the provided connector piece.
Here it is lit up. There are audio connections on the keyboard as well, so I can plug my headphones in right there.
The mouse/pad kit came in the same killer box with protective smoked acrylic cover.
Pure TRON pr0n lol.
And the best part, the mouse pad has an electro-luminescent coating on it that reacts to a special led under the mouse, so it leaves a light trail as it moves across the pad, just like the lightcycle!
ya I was wondering when I would see those show up
are you going to mod a black LCD screen to have like a light blue glowing boarder and what not to tie it all together?
Yep, that's the plan. Not sure if I can pull it off by the contest deadline tho, but I will still do it to complete the system.
great cant wait to see that
cool ssd cover. It fits perfect to the keyboard and mouse.
That is one awesome engine
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