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Velociraptor: Can One Remove The Frame?


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Hey Yall,

I was wondering if you can remove the Velociraptors from their black Heat Dissipating frames for use in a laptop or 2.5" external HDD enclosure?- does it have regular Sata plug setup?

Thanks, Lee :withstupid:

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Unlikely. I don't think it's made to laptop hdd dimensions. I just compared mine to my 100gb Hitachi laptop drive and the raptor is thicker. Not sure if it's longer or not since I didn't take the raptor out of the case.

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Hey Yall,

I was wondering if you can remove the Velociraptors from their black Heat Dissipating frames for use in a laptop or 2.5" external HDD enclosure?- does it have regular Sata plug setup?

Thanks, Lee :withstupid:

I think you can, but why would ya want to? It'll probably burn a hole through a laptop (as well as give you like 1hr battery life). (also this would void the warranty for an overpriced harddrive, you sure you wanna do that :P)

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Thanks Jammin!

 

Why would u wanna remove the "Heat Dissipating frame"? :rolleyes:

 

I have Apricorn's EZ Upgrade kit for cloning your 2.5" hard drive EXACTLY, OS and all. I was thinking of using it to clone Vista 64 bit from a Hitachi 3.5" HDD to the new Velociraptor 300GB when it arrives. I'm scared to put the Vista Ultimate 64 bit- still in it's box- on the 7,200 RPM HDD for fear that MS won't let me move the OS once it is installed on a HDD. The Apricorn kit allowed me to clone Vista Ultimate 32 bit OEM onto a 7,200 RPM WD 2.5" Laptop drive without MS interfering & invalidating the OEM System builders version of Vista Ultimate.

 

Can you migrate or reinstall Vita Ultimate 64 bit OEM onto a new HDD?

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There are two problems with this. One, it's going to run extremely hot and will result in data corruption from poor ventilation. Two, it's 12mm in height, which means it will only fit in large laptops since the vast majority of laptops can only accommodate a maximum of 9.5mm.

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The ice pack heat sink isn't really needed. More just to make the drive a standard 3.5in, and it adds to the geeky wow factor. The drive is a bit thicker than a laptop drive, but I heard that a laptop will not have enough power for velociraptor. It does not hurt to try.

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that drive is probably too think for a laptop. proportionally, it looks like it's nearly twice as thick as the laptop harddrives i've worked with.

 

 

edit: 2nd to last picture on the first page that jammin posted.

Edited by airman

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The big heatsink is mostly to make it look 'badass' so people who are easily impressed will buy it, and so it can be mounted in a wider bracket. It does take away some heat, but if you look at the design and how it mounts, it's stupidly inefficient, so I'm guessing not needed ;)

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