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Old 01-07-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I wonder if it could be installed the current technology, taking out the old and adding the new one.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Its a fancy shell with a USB 3 external hdd in it. Most new computers come with the port and older desktops can have the port added in an open slot. Maybe the modders will like it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Does the OP really think that a designer of millionaires toys could invent a totally new disk technology on his own and without anyone knowing about it?

I looked at the picture of the HD and all I can think of what a dust collector.....

What a cutesy way of describing an HD....

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"In the Blade Runner, the warm interior electronics are encased in a mystifying shell, and the blades are the radiator that cools it down. The suspension gives space for air to circulate around the hard drive, and the metal material increases the temperature conduction."


More info can be found here:

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/l...drive-2013017/

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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LaCie has been making "designer" computer devices for some time. Kind of like Bang and Olufsen audio equipment.

It is beautiful, but no more functional than devices 75% cheaper. Most modern hard drives generate little heat (they only consume 7 watts), so the gigantic heatsink is massive overkill.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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So THATS what a mystifying shell looks like, I always wondered...
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Its a fancy shell with a USB 3 external hdd in it. Most new computers come with the port and older desktops can have the port added in an open slot. Maybe the modders will like it.
Actually the proper description would be a fancy shell with a STANDARD hdd in it. There is no difference between in internal and external hard drive, the HDD's themselves are identical, it's how they are used that determines if they are internal or external.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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Ya know, I can do without the Gucci designer hard drives like that one. I pay for function, not glitz or bling. I'm just fine with the five plain black WD 2tb USB drives sitting over my monitor. They do what they are supposed to do, and they last, moreover I didn't pay through the nose for gaudy rubbish. I pay $129 for 2tb, not $300, and the ad doesn't even say what the capacity is, not that it matters.

That thing is going to collect dust down inside all those fins gangbusters, good luck cleaning it all the time.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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That thing is going to collect dust down inside all those fins gangbusters, good luck cleaning it all the time.
I'm sure the maid won't have any trouble getting her feather duster in there
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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They should make STBs look like this. I'd pay the extra $$ to put on a shelf near the TV. I don't find it being all that useful for a hard drive, however.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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They should make STBs look like this. I'd pay the extra $$ to put on a shelf near the TV. I don't find it being all that useful for a hard drive, however.
Interesting home built HTPC

mini heavy - Imgur

original post on reddit.

completely silent i5 mini ITX home theater computer case made with 3d printing, a bit of heat sink, and bicycle spokes. : DIY
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