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Planning USB hub SSD enclosure combo

Discussion in 'Modding' started by legoman, 28 Dec 2018.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

    28 Feb 2010
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    Basically its this ideas come about from my new case, its very small which is great but, its lacking a couple of bits I use more than I thought..

    Basic idea is to make a powered USB hub using one/two of the USB 3.1 ports out the back of the PC, seeing as I only use two of the six its not like I'm going to run out. Thinking two as one just for the SSD.

    Rough plan (no sketches yet this is purely a brain out pouring from last night)

    Enclosure made from wood as it ties in with the desk and PC case, plus I can easily work wood
    USB hub two or three ports would actually be plenty
    SSD enclosure as I use it for photo storage from shoots

    Was thinking I can easily do the enclosure by getting one and gutting it for the gubbins inside.
    Hub may be a little more tricky. My thinking is if I purchased a cheap powered hub and then de soldered the headers and extended them to where I need them.
    Possibly make the unit with a headphone jack not hard to do, I've made jacks and cables like those in the past.

    Size wise quite low and flat to sit under the PC case so when I plug things in it doesn't move

    Sound doable? My only minor concern is the SSD temps but I can probably sort something.

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