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Home made USB-enclosure

Author: pcton
Used time:
Cost: around 20 euros
Categories: Peripherals | Other Computer Components

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So here is the the plan...
This isn't the same case but you get the idea.
Front panels uses original clips to attaching. Clips are on the top and bottom so I cut the good parts from the panel.

I don't have pictures from cutting and stuff, sorry...
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This is where I plase my HUB. On the hub, top left is wire from the front panel led. Hub stands on mobo holder pile.
First two usb-cables go to MSI mobo's rear panel usb-thing (the one with diagnostic leds). I.have done some modding to those cables so the are two A-male usb connectors on those cables now (internal connections, external connectors).
Next two cables are from the usb-ide adapters. The other one is with serial-ata support, also causes that pata devices must be on master-mode. That one is currently plugget to a DVD-rom.
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Here is another pic from inside.
So the are 4 leds on the front panel (msi's usb&led -thing) but I'm currently using only one of those leds.
...and the PSU is always-on mode ;-)
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5.25" IDE Swap bay for 3.5" PATA drive (there's the swap case on top left)
5.25" IDE DVD-Rom
5.25" iron plate from FS server with MSI's rear panel usb-thingalt
...and here's the ass :D
nise and clean, only AT-PSU (with passtru, cool) and usb B-female connector

This baby is 5 meters away from my PC. Very silent, very compact!

BTW, theese pics are taken by Sony PS2 EYETOY...
yes, I know, I need to get better cam ;-)


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19.08.2008 01:17 pete21nice work !!!!!!!!!!nice idea
19.08.2008 00:29 addyteddycool !! i will try this one :)
06.02.2008 17:49 Honzagood idea very well
19.07.2007 03:21 PullaUazMankappas, tuollahan lukeekin että poweri on aina päällä-moodissa... ihmettelinkin kun ei virtakatkaisijaa näkynyt missään järkevässä paikassa =D
18.07.2007 17:08 neefritGood mob. Looks very nice.
18.07.2007 12:01 pctonniin ja toki etupaneeli on jatkettu myös; pikaliimaa, pari tukea ja muovikittiä
18.07.2007 12:00 pctonhevinalle - ainut näkyvä sauma on takana. siinä on sellainen pykälä ja muovikittiä päällä, ei mitenkään siisti mutta onpahan takana piilossa
14.07.2007 14:48 hevinallemiten sä iskit nua puolikkaat yhtee nii ettei jääny leikkuu kohta näkyvii?
10.07.2007 16:23 pctonPullaUazMan - sielä sisällä kytkin lojuu, onneksi on jotenkin suojatut abiko-liittimet kun täysi 230V johdoissa seikkailee
09.07.2007 10:19 varvaznyt pitäis tiedostot siirtyä vikkelään ;D
08.07.2007 06:03 PullaUazManmissä tuon virtakatkaisija on? todella hyvä idea, tiedä vaikka itsekin toteuttaisi joskus kun sattuu turhia koteloita varastoon :)
01.07.2007 12:51 JapalaVery well done. Looks like a factory made piece. :)
30.06.2007 19:45 hankalaI like the idea, might even wanna do one of my own after seeing this
30.06.2007 10:00 PexisKunextremely good ware box, nice work
29.06.2007 23:14 akeeh5 from me too, good idea and neatly done.
29.06.2007 23:13 novaadastraI agree with Jipa very cool I have a couple of old boxs that would fit the bill! Keep it up
29.06.2007 23:10 JipaVery nice project, props from the recycling as well!