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What are some useful things you can use the 5.25 bay for?

>> No.56537066
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A DVD ROM drive is pretty useful.

>> No.56537067

Cable tucking, a bunch of SSD's or an HDD, maybe a card reader or fan controller

real pros have a PC-E-Z Bake

>> No.56537166

>>56537039
Cup holder

>> No.56537220

>>56537166
I actually kind of want this, assuming it'd be waterproof. Maybe make it heated to keep coffee warm.

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>>56537039

>> No.56537257

>>56537220
I want it

Crowdfund it immediately

>> No.56537258

A ton of HDDs

>> No.56537393
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>>56537241
good old tapes.

>> No.56537417

>>56537220
connect it to the heatsink.

>> No.56537425

im actually going to buy a 5.25" to 3.5" drive bay adapter so my empty bay under my DVD drive can be populated with another hard drive, when i run out of room on the main drive i have on my PC. not a bad option instead of MacGuyvering something to mount another drive into.

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>>56537039
NZXT NU01, its kinda fantastic.

>> No.56537996

>>56537039
Extra air intake, throw in a 120mm fan and use some zipties to hold it.

>> No.56538269

>>56537220
a decade ago ThinkGeek did sell an actual, pop-out 5.25 bay cup holder.

>> No.56538339

>>56537066
bd is cheap now

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I've got an old case where the entire front consists of 5.25 bays, so I mounted all my 3.5 HDDs in these rubber band mounts. Before that my PC sounded like a sewing machine, it's much better now.

>> No.56538498

>>56538339
aren't pretty much all bds encrypted with shit that makes it hard to do anything with them in a computer?

>> No.56538595

>>56538498
I think most are yes but maybe I just was unlucky I can't tell really I haven't used too many
but anon
like that 'encryption' matters any more than ... breaking open and unproteced wlan

>> No.56539051

>>56537436
>putting a hand grenade in your computer

>> No.56539676
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Ez

>> No.56539690

>>56537436
that case is so shit

>> No.56539706
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I usually install machine guns in the 5.25" ports

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>>56537039
hey I have one of those drawers
but I printed it myself

>> No.56539741

>>56539706
>not installing machine + GNU's

>> No.56539754

>>56539717
The only way that would be awesome is if you used brown coolant and used the can as your reservoir

Otherwise that looks trashy

>> No.56539767

>>56538460
cpu and gpu fan make more noise then hdd
if u have to worry about anything its that

>> No.56539796
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>muh multi-media

>> No.56539797

>>56539767
HDD noise and vibration is far more annoying than the monotonous sound of a good CPU cooler

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Ye

>> No.56540230

>>56537039
Anon, listen to me very carefuly - this space is for 'I fucked up' device AKA self destruct mechanism. Next to a storage for a gun in case they would like to take You alive.

>> No.56540281

>>56539960
Fuck. How good does it work?

>> No.56540298

>>56539960
may as well just have type c instead

>> No.56540311

>>56537039
You can hide your weed in there.

>> No.56540317

>>56540230
This, I have a brick of thermite in there in case you-know-who comes bursting through my door

>> No.56540328

>>56540311
>>56540311
So true. I don't think anyone would think about looking in there.

>> No.56540395

>>56537039
Buy a case without one.

>> No.56540405

>>56539797
sure but u need a really good cooler for that
most coolers are 30db loud, which is around the same hdd noise

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Would need an adapter, but still.

There are chink alternatives that use USB drives, but those have poor documentation and the hardware support is hit and miss.

>> No.56540535

>>56537039
SD/other card reader. Mine is USB 1.0 (seriously) so it's pretty darn useless but I guess a nee one would be a nice thing to fill that space. I just keep mine in case I need to read some obscure ancient card (it takes a tonof different ones)

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hotswap bays
optical drives
tape drives
card readers

>> No.56540580

>>56537978
what is it? internal usb ? for what purpose

>> No.56540596

>>56540544
Tape drives? Would You recommend anything for newb with 2TB discs to backup?

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56540769

You know, I wasn't going to buy this case because it doesn't have any 5.25 bays.
Now after reading this thread why do i even have to have my blue ray player?

>> No.56540794

>>56539728
That's cool man, I really should look at gettting a 3d printer.

>> No.56540803

>>56540794
I bought one just so i could make custom dildos.

>> No.56540921

>>56539728
is it just me or does something about this pic make the scale look off? (like I thought that SD card was maybe three or four times as big as its supposed to be)

>> No.56540949

Pretty well hidden cum rag storage.

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>>56537039

>> No.56541010

My Optiplex has two DVD drives (A burner and a reader) I only need the burner because it can do both.

What should I get?

>> No.56541127

>>56540803

Can you get the surface smooth enough to be usable?

Aren't they a little... inflexible? Or are there actually pliable printing materials now?

>> No.56541184

>>56541010
A life.

>> No.56541215

>>56541184
Not funny

>> No.56541239

>>56541215
True, it is sad. I feel sorry for you.

>> No.56541253

That onahole adapter.

>> No.56541347

>>56541239
I have a pretty good, and interesting life, say and think what you want. Your just a neet.

>> No.56541482

>>56541347
Sure, m8. :^)

>> No.56541487

>>56541482
Ok

>> No.56541513

>>56540580
internal usb hub. gives you more usb headers for case connections.

>> No.56541642

>>56537039
Stick a flesh light in there maybe?

>> No.56541956

>>56540311
>putting weed in a space heater
>not storing weed in glass jars away from heat and sunlight

you are a dummy

>> No.56542355
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56542355

Got one of these not disappointed. Will probably remove DVD drive to put one of those drawers in though.

>> No.56542447

http://imgur.com/a/4yMC8

>> No.56542562

>>56537241
came here to post this

>> No.56542595

>>56540596
LTO 6 and 7 would do the job but the drives are not only SAS but expensive as fuck

>> No.56542615
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A HDD rack. I got one and I removed all the case HDD bays to improve airflow. The Fractal Core 2500 for some reason has HDD bays on top and bottom but both block front-face airflow for some dumb reason. Pic related, you can see the fan locations in the front.

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>>56537039
I have a Blu-Ray burner because I am backwards like that and still like optical media. My other two slots hold my water cooling reservoir.

>> No.56543859

>>56540769
Drivers

>> No.56543934

>>56542660
What's that for?

>> No.56543957

>>56539690
Your case is superior i'm guessing. You probably own a laptop don't you queer.

>> No.56544015

>>56543934
it's a hotswap bay for 2.5" and 5.25" drives

>> No.56544023

>>56537166
Connect it to a 970

>> No.56544042

>>56544015
ah ok

>> No.56544177

>>56543807
>bay res

*barf*

>> No.56544192

>>56540328
first place to look for drugs and weapons

>> No.56544206

>>56542355
is there any 5.25" bay that has fan controllers + usb/card reader hub?

i only got 2 bays total but i need one for BR/dvd drive so I got one left and i woudl like a card reader/fancontroller/usb hub

>> No.56544247

>>56537039
5.25'' floppy drives, obviously. That's what the bays were made for in the first place IIRC.

>> No.56544321

>>56542355
I mean i love the idea of it, but i couldn't stand having all those USB wires and attachments front facing.

>> No.56544352

>>56537067

I used one for a fan controller. Looks sick. Really ties together the look.

>> No.56544441

>>56537241
This is definitely something totally useless that I would totally get just to say I got one and the reactions I'd get would be worth it.

>> No.56544557

>>56543807
Nigga from what I can see behind this case, you live in a woodland environment. So why didn't you get the military green to improve your PC's camouflage? Your decision to go with black was not tactically sound.

>> No.56544585

>>56540405
some pc cases react to the hdd vibrations and get louder in turn, it can be really bad if there are loose rivets on the hdd cage or something

>> No.56544658

>>56544557
My brother is in the military and he hates seeing camouflage when he's off duty.

>> No.56544675

>>56544658
Try living in Wisconsin, you probably see more camo than being on duty. Inbred hicks have a fetish for it or something

>> No.56544687

>>56544675
I'd also like to add that I've been in multiple arguments with people who claim that camouflage is a color.

>> No.56544732

>>56544687
show them this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_clothing_camouflage_patterns

>> No.56544754

>>56544687
eh, not to argue the point that it is, but people grow attached to standardization. Something to tick the color box with. Like a car with a paint that changes as you move around it, heard tale of those just being slapped down as "rainbow" when they go in for inspection.

At best camo is a composite of colors, but not a color itself.

>> No.56544760

>>56541010
A generic sdcard/compact/more USB hub.

>> No.56544911
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Put ur psu in there

>> No.56544959

>>56539741
appropriately rated post

>> No.56544965

>>56543859
>$15 external DVD drive
>Used it a few times to rip CDs, maybe install a driver.

>> No.56544978

>>56544965
>pocket change for convenience
What's the issue?

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>>56539960
>USB 3.0
literally who? such a standard doesn't exist

>> No.56545222

>>56539717
I can smell the Cheetos and unshowered fedora wearing gaymen leaking through the image.

>> No.56545252

>>56537039
Elastic suspension of hard drives.

>> No.56546013

4 bays here, all in use:

1. Multi-io rack w/card reader set, USB ports, sata + IDE external drive ports (runs internally over USB) and sata + molex power passthrough with power switch
2. Blu-Ray burner
3. HD-DVD reader
4. 5 1/4" floppy drive

Why? Media archival and data recovery.

The 3.5" bay is an LS-120 running through a SATA converter.

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>>56537166
redundant as fuck

>> No.56546063

>>56539741
heh

>> No.56546090

>>56545177
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB_3.0

>> No.56546126

>>56546090
i'm joking about how 3.0 was effectively renamed to 3.1 gen1

>> No.56546452

>>56543807
Nice

>> No.56546481

>>56537220
AMD has got you covered wit h keeping it warm

>> No.56546577

>>56537067
>PC-E-Z Bake
>http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/ezbake.shtml#description

So is it real or not? Not a single video review of it.

>> No.56546581

>>56540921
its the mm on the lens of his camera, the angle and the proximity to the subject

>> No.56546601

>>56541127
"I'm just asking for my cousin, ya know"

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>>56545177
>>56545177

>> No.56546675

>>56539706
why would I need a distributor cap in my computer?-

>> No.56546704

>>56546577
>April 1st

>> No.56546722

>>56537039
Do people actually have 5.25 bays anymore?

>> No.56546729

>>56546722
yes

>> No.56546746

>>56537436
retard/10

BTW I own guns and rifles, but this is still retarded

>> No.56546758

>>56540544
This is what I would use it for, a bay for 3.5" or 2.5" hotswap drives. Or maybe the standard BD drive.

>> No.56546762

>>56537039
Hotswapping hard drives

>> No.56546823

>>56546053
I would love to see that thing auto close after a while, destroying the whole pc

>> No.56546862

>>56546823
Would it really? Two scenarios I can imagine happening:

1. The resistance of the cup is enough to stop it from closing (like if you have a finger there, it won't fight you)

2. The resistance of the cup is not enough, and the liquid ends up splashing outwards (away from the PC)

>> No.56547007

>>56546823
Because the tray will slice through the cup and drag the plastic mashed up container through it.

>> No.56547051

>>56547007
Will it really? That thing hardly has any force. If squeezing the cup doesn't break it, I doubt this would. But you're welcome to try.

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>>56539690

>> No.56547110

hotswap rack

>> No.56547129

>>56546623
>XD

i hate i can never take anything with this seriously

>> No.56547134

>>56546862
It depends on the manufacturer of the drive. I've had some drives closig quite aggressively, with small bruises as result>>56546862

>> No.56547195

>>56540298
why? Type C is tiny and wears out quickly.

Standard-A for lyfe. Micro-B is shit, too. It's the only problem with the Lacie rugged drive.

>> No.56547214

>>56547129
Why?

>> No.56547217

>>56547214
you do know what XD is right

the emoticon

>> No.56547260

>>56547217
That's not what we are discussing, though. XD is a NAND flash storage device.

>> No.56547266

>>56547260
Do you have autism?

>> No.56547296

>>56540544
>>56540596
>>56542595

>tape drives

Don't.
Buy a BD burner and quality disks and make your backups there.
They can easily last 10 years.

Tape needs to be stored the proper way also the drives to read and write on tape are fucking expensive.
If you don't believe do some research, entry level decent ones are 1.4k.
Top end tape drives are 5k+ dollars.

>> No.56547297

>>56540769
Get an NZXT S340, senpai.

>> No.56547323

>>56547296
Listen to this dude.

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>>56537039
pic rel
>inb4 too poor to get one
kys

>> No.56547409

>>56537425
Hang the HDD with strings inside the 5.25" bay that way it'll be quieter

>> No.56547413

>>56547396
Try reading your tapes in 4 months and enjoy all the errors due to not storing them in a temp and humidity controlled room.

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>>56547413
I keep them all in very secure and stable environment, you faggot

>> No.56547474

>>56547296
What I do is just buy slow archival drives for my backups. Is BDROM really cheaper?

I paid about 300€ for two 4TB HGST archival drives and am using them in RAID1 mirror. I can reuse them over and over again to update my backups on a semi-annual basis.

How much would you pay to burn that many BD-ROMs per year?

>> No.56547475

>>56547451
Holy shit anon, don't do that.
You're going to lose all your data.
You're giving me PTSD at the very moment.

Backup your backups, seriously nigga.

>> No.56547502

>>56547475
It's all backed up on RDX drives.

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>>56537039
/thread

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>>56547475
also, why not? Care to explain?
It's sitting like that since 2013 and it's still fine. I'm checking all cartridges yearly.

>> No.56547554

>>56547474
Actually buying good quality slow drives and backing up your data is a great idea, the reason it's not done in large scale is due to density of data and tapes beat HDDs in that and reliability when stored properly.

The good thing about Blu-ray disks is that they are easy as hell to mantain, which also makes them a great contender for home backups.

For storing tape, if we follow the ANSI recommendations you need a room with regulated temperature and humidity.

To be more precise 45 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity (non-condensing) of 5 percent to 80 percent.

Their orientation is also important, the hubs in the cartridges have to be horizontally, never store them flat on top of each one either and if you need to transport them, you have to pack each one in non static bubble wrap so they don't hit each other while traveling.

If one of them falls in the floor, you have to read all the data as soon as possible and put on another tape as well.

I know tape is all cool and shit because enterprise business and stuff but it's stupid for our use cases.
HD or BluRays.

>> No.56547556

>>56547519
>smoking
>using that as your cigarette lighter and ashtray

Pig fucking disgusting.

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>>56547551
+ the best part, KEK

>> No.56547583

>>56547554
T-Thanks for not answering my question!

>> No.56547590

>>56547551
read >>56547554

>humidity.
>temperature change.
>foreign agents (bacteria, rust from that 50cal box, etc).

Just temperature varying every day at your home will fuck them up on the long run, tapes are like high maintenance girlfriends.

>> No.56547606

>>56547590
All tapes are isolated and waterproof.
>rust
Kek.
>temperature
as I said I keep them in a stable environment. Temperature doesn't change at all.

>> No.56547607

>>56547583
I thought your question was if HDs are fine to backup.

Did I get it wrong?
Also I don't waste a lot of money on blu ray backups, maybe 150 bucks a year for 4 or 5 boxes of blu rays.

>> No.56547632

>>56547606
>Temperature doesn't change at all

You may not feel it but both temperature and humidity change daily anon, you have to monitor and control both variables every second which is stupid to even consider in someone's basement or wardrobe.

But whatever, it's your data, go with the cool shit instead of the plebeian HDD / optical disk backups.

>> No.56547639

>>56547519
>smoking near your electronics

The sticky horror that is condensated smoke fused with dust will cripple every electronic device with moving parts. If you've ever wondered why your all PSUs get louder over time.

>> No.56547640

>>56547583
I looked it up though.

100 GB Blu-ray provides ~12.9 GB/€
50 GB Blu-ray provides ~35.7 GB/€

This means that 4TB of data costs 112€ if going with the cheaper 50 GB discs (at the downside of having more maintenance overhead since you need to switch disks twice as often).

That's almost as much as a single HGST 4TB hard drive, never mind the fact that you need to spend this much for every single backup.

I'll stick with my solution, thanks.

>> No.56547655

>>56547607
My question was whether Blu-rays could possibly be more cost efficient than hard drives, which I doubt now after >>56547640 and hearing your number; unless you only do backups like once every 2 years or something.

(Plus, you have to switch the blu-ray discs constantly - whereas I can just let my backup complete overnight)

>> No.56547656

>>56547632
Dude, I got a temperature meter in my basement. If I say it doesn't change it means it doesn't change.
>plebian HDD
I already stated before I keep the exact backup on mechanical drives. Kill yourself

>> No.56547665

>>56547640
You also have to factor mechanical failure and storing them properly in that equation.

But both are the best ways to backup in small scale so any that's cheaper and easier for you is the way to go.

Just stay away from tapes unless you're retarded.

>> No.56547667

>>56540405
let me guess, you have an overclocked 5ghz AMD CPU?

loud GPU and CPU cooler aren't a problem since 2010 anymore.

>> No.56547702

>>56547667
>loud GPU and CPU cooler aren't a problem since 2010 anymore.
Intel Skylake box cooler is still stupidly loud compared to something like a HR-02 Macho or Scythe Ninja 4..

If you think they're not a problem then maybe you just aren't very noise sensitive

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>>56547656
As I said, tapes are stupid unless you take proper care of them, if you're saying you are go ahead and have fun with them.

Way too many retards on /g/ want to be enterprise cool until they have to waste enterprise level cash to do the shit the proper way.

>> No.56547764

Since I am a bioinformatics student, I want to use the diskbay as some kind of breeding ground for bacteria.
Maybe in a petri dish.

>> No.56547842

>>56547554
>e 45 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity (non-condensing) of 5 percent to 80 percent.
This is hard to maintain?

>> No.56547887

>>56547842
pretty hard because you can never be sure when some freaky weather will happen.

Hoping something out of order doesn't happen is not the best practice when trying to prevent something from happening, you have to add protective measures to it instead of wishful thinking.

Also the more stable are these values the longer the tape will last.
You know MREs? They can last a heck of a lot longer if they are stored in a place where there's zero ambient variation.

>> No.56547945

>>56547887
tape drives are EMP proof. Mechanical drives with lots of electronics are not.

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56547955

>>56547945
No one is going to nuke you bro.
You can store your anime and fizz buzz safely for cheap.

>> No.56547995

>>56547887
You can never be sure when something unexpected will happen to anything. That's just tautological.
So why do you think nothing will happen to other forms of backup but to tape?

>> No.56548023

>>56547995
Do you need special snowflake temperatures to store a blu ray disk or HDD inside a dry, clean box in your wardrobe?

If not you just found out why those other forms are better for small scale storage.

The HDD one is still worse than the optical disk due to having mechanical and electronic parts that can fail.

>> No.56548035

>>56547556
>>56547639
I know, it's stupid.
that sticky brown shit is the horror

but the shitbags that install the thing in my pic related just deserve to have their PCs crash and burn...

>> No.56548049

>>56547640
You get much better fault tolerance though. If the HDD dies everything on it may be lost, while it's less likely for all BD discs to go bad at once.

>> No.56548080

>>56546053
While it's open, dust is getting inside and onto the lens. It's recommended to minimize the time the tray is open.

>> No.56548108

>>56540463
What's with the ethernet port on it though?

>> No.56548186

>>56548049
If I split my backup stream over 100 blu-ray discs, and a single one of them goes bad, then my entire stream will be corrupt.

>> No.56548208

>>56548186
Do more splits.
Preferably with redundancy.

>> No.56548209
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Or just a single bay one with knobs

>> No.56548210

>>56548049
>>56548186
Also, if only one hard drive goes bad I still have a second copy (albeit not protected against bit flips). Ideally I would have a dedicated slave backup system that continuously receives backups from my master and also scrubs the disks to protect against bit flips, but I don't have that much money to piss out the window (yet).

>> No.56548227

>>56548208
>splits
Not sure what you're referring to. I store my data using ZFS, so I would send a ZFS replication stream to my disks. Sure I could use RAID1 redundancy on the BD-ROMs, but that makes it even more expensive and even less expensive.

Plus, shipping hundreds of blu-rays and storing them per year is going to be much more of a hassle, especially if I also want to label them etc.. I just don't think it's economic at all, compared to hard drives.

>> No.56548281

>>56537066
>depricated

>> No.56548292

>>56547702
I am. That's why I'm not using the boxed cooler and bought a silent GPU and also an HDD decoupler.
Sometimes my GPU runs the whole day on 100% and the cooler is still in an acceptable loudness.

>> No.56548326

>>56548227
Hard drives are still great for backing up stuff at home, if you are comfortable with them and acknowledge there's a higher chance of them getting fucked up it's ok.

In my case I think I have around7TB of disks with actual important stuff (work / family pictures), the rest is just bullshit that I do backup but I really don't worry about at all (music, series, you got it).

For me the optical disk way is the best one, those little motherfuckers are bomb proof and I don't have to take care of them at all, just burn, put in a bag and throw in the wardrobe and they will last quite a while.

I'm more worried about Blu Rays becoming the next floppy drive in a decade to be honest which will require a lot of work to transfer it all to the next new thing.

>> No.56548385

>>56548326
How many blu-rays do you buy per year? Surely it must range in the hundreds?

>> No.56548436

>>56548326
optical drive, so cds?
thats like the worst thing you can do, they get scratched and just deteriorate juts by sitting there

>> No.56548446

>>56548385
Actually not really a lot.
As I said I only store really important stuff on them because I know they will last.

Other stuff like movies I have a little computer I built with FreeNas installed because I also use it to watch the stuff and not just store them.

The disks I buy btw are Verbatim 50GB BD-R DL because they are cheap but their failure rate is quite small.

I think per year I probably buy 3 or 4 packs with 25 each and it's not really that expensive. It's like 40 bucks a pack dude. That's nothing every 3 or 4 months.

>> No.56548476

>>56548436
Just buy high quality media, they last quite a long time when properly stored and they aren't complex like a HDD with many parts that can go wrong.

Seriously Blu Rays are great for this shit, they suck for large quantities of data (let's say you trying to store 30 TB of data) but that's pretty obvious already.

>> No.56548554

>>56548446
>40 bucks a pack dude. That's nothing every 3 or 4 months
Even if money is worthless to you (It's not to me, I'm a poor college student), that doesn't change the fact that you would literally be better off buying 4+ hard drives and using rotating 2-way mirrors or whatever, giving you more capacity, more redundancy, better granularity, less administrative overhead and more performance to boot.

>> No.56548760

>>56539960
how does this work? my mobo has specs on the box that says it can only support 4 extra usb 3.0 ports only.

>> No.56548792

>>56548760
Most likely has it's own internal controller.
Which probably connects to a USB port in the motherboard or PCI (which would be better since it wouldn't choke).

>> No.56548811

I have hot swap drive bays in my 5.25" bays.

Had a tape drive before, but I don't use tapes...

>> No.56548855

>>56548760
It's just a bay mounted USB hub, so it probably only uses 1 port on your mobo, maybe 2.

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>>56548855
new to this shit. just worried i might like fry the usb connector on my mobo by going over the spec. that usb hub makes my 2 port usb 3.0 hub shit since mine takes two connectors.

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>>56537039
Well...

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>>56547519
>>56548035
I don't smoke, but this thing was too awesome not to buy. The "ashtray" is really a cupholder. Great spot to store your beer.

>> No.56549107

>>56548023
45 - 90 fahrenheit is special snowflake temperature?
Are you from Mars?

>> No.56549129

>>56547590
In my experience tapes aren't that fragile. In our farms of course people don't touch the tapes and they are temperature and humidity controlled, but so is the entire farm. Who in their home has temperature and humidity control for their desktop? No one...

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>>56546675
You're too /o/ for this board anon.

>> No.56549998

>>56540463
>ethernet port on a floppy emulator
For what purpose? Choosing which image to use over telnet/ssh?

>> No.56550513

>>56549998
Bls resbond

>> No.56550539

>>56549998
Connecting to a laptop for network transfer maybe. Although you could also do that through a router.

>> No.56550659

>>56543807
You almost have the same setup as I do.
>Corsair C70
>EK Bay Res (takes up two slots)
>Fantec Hotswap

>> No.56550721

>>56549069
Okay whats your excuse for that floppy-floppy drive

>> No.56550731

>>56546675
I really like this guys intake manifolds.

>> No.56550775

>>56547296
You can get used drives for incredibly cheap prices, hell I've seen LTO-4 drives go for $10 before. $10 for a drive plus $10-$15 for the tape and that's $20-$25 for 800GB.
>inb4 lol buying used drives
Yeah because enterprise grade hardware is known for just up and shitting the bed. Besides, just because you're using tapes doesn't mean they're for the only backup of mission critical content.

>> No.56550800

>>56550721
Using floppy disks? What kind of question is that?

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>>56547639

actually bullshit

>> No.56550940
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I cant even find anything shoopd, but something like this?

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>>56537436

>> No.56551280
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>current year
>he still buys cases with 5.25 bays

>> No.56551284

>>56550940
>ipad
>fleshlight shaped like a gaping asshole
sounds about right

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56551366

>>56539676
/bread

OR SHOULD I SAY /muffin

>> No.56551377

>>56551280
>he doesn't have at least one optical drive
>he doesn't use 5.25" bays for anything else
It's like you're proud of being a plebeian or something.

>> No.56551419

>>56547051
My first computer in the 90's had a cd Rom drive that would hurt your fingers if it pinched them. Now they are weak.

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>> No.56551492

>>56551280
looks like a small oven.
If I bought a bad heatsink and some nice and hot GPUs, and a case with no ventilation, could I use my computer to cook hotpockets while I play crysis?

>> No.56551700

>>56548880
Generally one connector on the motherboard can handle 2 usb 3 ports. Beyond that it isn't to spec.

>> No.56552434

>>56540405
son, you don't understand.
shitty HDDs resonate like fuck.

I have a seagate spare 1TB HDD, friend gave it to me because he didn't use it. It's so fucking loud and it resonates so fucking much, it's fuuuucking annoying.

So yeah, if you put this shit in a case, it would drive you fucking mad.

>> No.56552469

>>56546823
nothing would happen.
tray would just re-open

>> No.56552500

>>56550828
fuck no.
my dad opened a computer repair place when I was kid.

all the smoker PCs had:
- brown plastic
- brown keyboard, mouse
- the smell was fucking horrid
- brown gooey shit inside the pc

... we could never clean them 100%.
even if you ran an air compressor and used all the tricks, it would still smell like shit, and stayed brown.

it's just disgusting.

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>>56549069
WHY THE FUCK IS YOUR 5.25 UPSIDE DOWN?

>> No.56552533

>>56537241
I'm getting one of these for my Mother for her birthday

Her massive horde of 80s and 90s recorded-off-the-radio mixtapes will finally come back to life

>> No.56552575

>>56552530
It helps the disks maintain their rotational velocidensity. Also that's the only way the screw holes would line up for some reason. I might flip it and just use a dot of epoxy instead.

>> No.56552696

>>56552575
>It helps the disks maintain their rotational velocidensity.

WHAT THE FUG :-DDDDDDDD

anon is drunk, retarded, braindead, or what?

>> No.56552703

>>56552696
Spotted the newfag

>> No.56552740

>>56537066
not really

>> No.56552811

>>56551280
I upgraded from that shitty case after 6 months of using it. Fucking cramped as hell, and PSU placement is all kinds of retarded.

>> No.56552857

>>56551280
If only there were AM3+ boards in Mini-ITX...

>> No.56552899

>>56537436
>someone robs you while you're away/sleeping
>they get a gun and your PC

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>>56552530

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56552981

I have 2 DVD drives even though I have absolutely no use for them. I just felt like putting it there since I found one in the garbage a few months ago. I have a 3rd 5.25" slot and I have a small drawere where I store screws and other miscellaneous things.

I should probably get rid of one of the DVD drives and put a hot-swap HDD drive bay there.

>> No.56553248

>>56544760
That takes a SATA port right?

>> No.56553970

>>56553248
No, USB

>> No.56554047

>>56541347
>bragging about living an ancient chinese curse.

Ok kid.

>> No.56554071

>>56553970
Oh so it uses the front USB header? If so I am fucked.

>> No.56554189

>>56551280
is that a mini fridge?

>> No.56554472

I have a small form factor case, so I use the extra space to cram wires out of the way of things.

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