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Old 11-30-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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Harddrives on the wall


I am trying to hang some harddrives on the wall as a sort of decoration but I am not so good at it. I can't figure out how I will get them to stay there.

Has anyone done this before and/or have any tips? :P
 
Old 11-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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duct tape. but make sure you have some kind of cooling, as they get hot...
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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duct tape. but make sure you have some kind of cooling, as they get hot...
Hehe, well they are old and doesn't work so there is no risk of them getting warm. :P
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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What's the fun in sticking a drive on a wall unless its on?

Anyway, more suitable in General as this is less hardware and more carpentry.

Cheers,

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Old 11-30-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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Well...
The best way would be to mount HD-brackets to the wall , then mount the HDs in those brackets.
Easy.
(If you know how to handle a drill , plugs and a screwdriver , that is...)

Another way , though not quite as reliable , is glueing the HDs with a glue-gun.
Y'know ; the ones , you heat the glue-cartridge first.

Last edited by Megamieuwsel; 11-30-2004 at 04:53 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:19 PM   #6
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aww, but thats too fancy. duct tape looks cooler =D

edit: still, I question Mezzy's sanity with a nonfunctional decoration, everything over here thats taped to the walls _works_ =D
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:24 AM   #7
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aww, but thats too fancy. duct tape looks cooler =D

edit: still, I question Mezzy's sanity with a nonfunctional decoration, everything over here thats taped to the walls _works_ =D
Well, haven't you all seen all these guys who have a lot of old CD's as decoration? I happen to have a lot of old harddrives that's broken and I can't use anymore now. So I decided to try to get them on the wall. The problem if I tape things (or glue) to the wall is that the wallpaper may get fsck'ed up. :P
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:28 AM   #8
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Something that would alsom make a good decoration is to take the hard drive apart and hag the platters on your wall. I did this once and it worked with duct tape.

What would the be like without 3M's amazing Duct Tape in it's hauge assortment of colors like green, pink, purple and classic silver-gray, not to mention the fairly new transparent Duct Tape.

A man (or woman) only needs 3 things in their tool box.

1. bubble gum
2. super glue
3. Duct Tape

Now if you will excuse me I think I will go write an Ode to Duct Tape
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:31 PM   #9
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Interesting concept in interior design. I can't imagine it will look good but hey it's not my room.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:54 PM   #10
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use a hot glue gun
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:43 PM   #11
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hah, screw the walls. just fashon a house out of hdds and duct tape. It can be done... (albeit not very well =D)
hmm, but my wall used to look like that, as I had a case-less computer all over the wall =]
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:54 PM   #12
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This thread is so funny! Talk about my laugh of the day!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 11:04 PM   #13
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To keep from having holes all over the wall from each hard drive, I hung an old fishing net from just two places then used fishing line (clear - couldnt see it till you got your nose on it) to mount each hard drive in the net.
Worked for me, but then I live by the ocean.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:39 AM   #14
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I'm definately in the 'hard drives on the wall look lame' camp, but there again you could make them look good, post a shot of your hard work

I read something on slashdot about some guy who made a type of cannon with his old hard drives, the hard drives probably weren't so essential as projectiles but when a hard drive fails on me theres always a certain amount of bitterness in our last few days together. I think i'd find it easier to move on if i were able to launch it from a cannon.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:44 AM   #15
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Well I got them up on the wall and I like how it looks. Although I have only six up know and I am trying to get some more old harddrives to get on the wall.

My solution was to get two lines of steel wire (I have no fishing net or fishing line) in which I hung the harddrives. I have it like this (remove some _):
o----------------------o
__|___|_|___|_|___|
__|___|_|___|_|___|
o----------------------o
__|___|_|___|_|___|
__|___|_|___|_|___|

But the wire and the screws in which the wire is hung does not show if you are not really trying to look at them (the wire is mostly behind everything). But the problem was that the three at the bottom was so heavy so they "seperated" and spread.

o--------------------o
__/___/ |___| \___\
_/___/__|___|_\___\

(the wire is supposed to "hang" like U a little)

The solution to that was to use a wire at the bottom of the harddrives to keep them together. This work was really difficult and hard but it was the best solution I had at the time.

I am still looking for a better solution and maby fishing line can be it. But what about this duct tape? I could not find a good translation into swedish of the words "duct tape" so what is it?
 
  


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