Homemade Sneek + Di External Hdd

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by cobleman, May 28, 2010.

  1. cobleman

    cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 23, 2009
    The other week i had $60 from doing a small job for a friend. I didnt know what i wanted to do with it!
    Then i remembered that the monthly computer swap meet was on in town.
    I found 2 things a black DS lite case for $25 (my daughters had broken where the hinge is)and an 80gb seagate sata hdd for $35
    what took me 2 hours to earn was gone within 10 minutes of me getting there lol.
    First i fixed the DS 2 hours later after looking for guides and videos i was done success.

    I knew what i wanted to do with the 80gb hdd use it as my Sneek + Di setup.
    1st I took apart an external hdd i had bought and taken the hdd out of to replace my wifes toshiba laptop hdd,
    in turn i took her hdd to fix my daughters laptop that i picked up off of a friend which had a faulty hdd for $100. http://img594.imageshack.us/i/dsc03643.jpg/
    I tried to just use the dual ended USB lead but it wouldn't power the 3.5" hdd.
    So i needed more power,i went to the shed and found an old AT power supply i cut of all power leads except for what i needed.
    I needed to cut the power supply from the sata connection and desolder it http://img38.imageshack.us/i/dsc03639l.jpg/
    After i had tested to make sure it worked with Sneek, i scrounged around for bits and pieces to make a box
    I found some old cupboard doors a pc case and a few of the same type screws.
    I just used the power supply as the base size and gave enogh room for the hdd to fit comfortably.
    I cut the rear power screw section from pc case and stole its feet aswell http://img192.imageshack.us/i/dsc03637l.jpg/ http://img514.imageshack.us/i/dsc03638s.jpg/ http://img15.imageshack.us/i/dsc03641bj.jpg/ http://img19.imageshack.us/i/dsc03635qz.jpg/ http://img10.imageshack.us/i/dsc03636py.jpg/

    I know it doesnt look much but for for what i had laying around the house a $35 external hdd isnt too bad.
    P.S. Sorry about links to pics but i dont have a domain address to upload to
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Good DIY, right there! I like it! [​IMG]