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written by Magnulus on Dec 13, 2007 17:14
This might exist already, but I've tried googling and can't find anything on it, so I might as well just talk about here and then if any of you KNOW of anything like this, that's fine.

Okay, we have internal harddrives, external harddrives and external enclosures for internal harddrives.

Here's what I'd like to see:

An external hub for internal harddrives.
Basically, it's a board with connector-slots for harddrives so you just plug 'em in and voila! It can either combine all the drives in a single USB or Firewire output, or you can hook up several cables and have the drives work individually. Output number one would work for the serial/parallell output, but once you plug in another cable, number one stops picking up data from the other slots and they work individually... Or something.
Of course, it would have a power input of its own...

You would obviously have some kind of thingy that covers the connectors when nothing's slotted in, but that's it in terms of enclosure... Or maybe it would need a plastic top to protect all the drives, I dunno.

Actually, now that I think of it, I've seen a sort of deluxe thingy out there that could take so-and-so many harddrive, but it was really expensive and looked like a cabinet rather than just a slotting board.

What do you think? Stupid? The Win?

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written by Chad on Dec 14, 2007 07:15
Amazing!

I haven't seen anything like this either, but its a nice concept. I don't know if I'd need multiple hard drive these days since they are coming out so big anymore.
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written by Magnulus on Dec 14, 2007 10:31
I filled up a 500 Gig harddrive in three months. I do videos... DV streams are EXTREMELY heavy...
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written by Pomelos on Dec 14, 2007 15:58
That's a really nice idea. You should patent it.
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written by Magnulus on Dec 14, 2007 16:55
I'd need someone who could fill that virtual box of nothing with some 'tronics in order to do that!

So anyone with some good ylectronic knowledge who would know how to set this thing up, tell me, and we'll patent this thing and earn billions of moneys on it!

Or, if you steal it and patent it, at least send me some free ones.
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written by Yash on Dec 15, 2007 00:17
I've seen one before, somewhere. I couldn't tell you where I saw it, but it exists. It's a cool idea, anyway.

The one I saw was vertical, you'd slot the hard drives in horizontally. I remember green LED's. I wish I could remember the link for the video I saw it in.

(Or I may just be going crazy.)
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written by Zjc92 on Dec 15, 2007 01:31
That's almost ideal for real computer users, as it takes up less ports, so that you have more room for your endless array of input devices.
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written by Magnulus on Dec 15, 2007 01:36
I know I did see a luxury, like, box. This is more like a bare-bones version made for people like me who would like to save a little bit on money by not having to buy new external drives every other month.
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written by Granpire viking man on Dec 15, 2007 23:08
My friend who's father knows tons about computers made one himself, I believe. I would have to ask him again, I don't remember too well.
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written by Starchaser on Oct 18, 2008 04:03
AHHH NECROMANCERY!!!


I think a feel a hack coming on

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/drives/a7ea/images/

(of course it would cost over 200 dollars... Time to get a real job)
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written by Hello! :) on Oct 18, 2008 05:05
Bah, not enough slots for my disk space requirements.
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written by Magnulus on Oct 18, 2008 08:01
Since I made this thread, a bunch of products like this have been popping up, actually. Cheaper and with room for more discs than that, too!
written by Cryoburner on Oct 18, 2008 12:12
Yeah, I saw something similar online some time after you posted that, and was going to mention it. I thought you had posted this at your site though, and I wasn't able to find it. : )

Oh, and you've started updating your site again. I liked Moving Still, by the way. It even managed to be free of expletives. : )
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written by Magnulus on Oct 18, 2008 17:40
Yeah, I forgot to put those in. ^_^
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