z68 1155 socket motherboard (yet to order)
lian li pc-9f
intel 320 SSD
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3
I'm building my first custom RIG.. extremely bad timing with HDD $ increase so I'm not buying one until spring.
I have an Intel 320 120 GB SSD to use for OS/Programs.. but I'm SOL for my data drive..
Turns out I have a Simpletech Pininfarina 120GB
that I use for backup and just found out I could use it as my internal data drive until the HDD prices come back down to $50.
I found a thread in here that answered one part of the question - that I can do it, but this is my first custom RIG so I just have a couple questions..
1) Is there a method to the madness of cracking open a Simpletech Pininfarina.
2) Will it be designed for a laptop or desktop? If so, will I need to convert it to Sata right? And how would I do that?
3) Will I need to buy a mounting bracket?
4) How fast and what technology is my Simpletech Pininfarina compared to the 7200 RPM HDD Seagates I was looking at?
Any tips are really appreciated. Nice looking forum btw
Originally Posted by raptor_pa
The simpletechs I've seen have Seagates as an internal drive. Open it up pop it in and it will probably be more stable, you'll eliminate the whole USB translation. Using USB for drive access is onften the root of the problem, particularly if you ar3 using it for on-line storage rather than archiving and backup
-This is from 2009 in this forum