Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

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sncboom2k
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Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by sncboom2k » Sat May 04, 2013 5:21 am

So last year I lugged my entire PC tower etc to Commvex to show folks the Kryoflux. This year I've decided to make it more portable and laptop friendly. I found the following mobile case on ebay for 20.00 (and I am hoping someone can tell me where to find another?) - It has built in power supply and cooling fan. It fits my flippy modded Panasonic JU475-5C30 perfectly. I stole the black bezel for the drive from a Panasonic JU475-5AEG which is not flippy mod-able so that it would match.

I removed the USB board from the case and ran a USB cable through the existing hole. Since these pictures I have added a rubber grommet to fill the space. Using a dremel, I shaved off 1 side edge of the Panasonic to allow more room for the Kryoflux to sit on the drive itself. It's insulated and secured in place with double sided tape. I had to drill a couple of small mounting holes in the side of the drive as this case originally had a CDROM in it. I cut the ribbon cable short and shaved the usb cable to fit over the head connector of the Panasonic. You can see it all fits in this case quite nicely. Only a laptop and a power cord are needed to go mobile. I'd like to build a second one to put a Teac drive in so I can re-master disks for folks during the show.

It's not automated or anything too fancy (have seen some pretty awesome rigs in this forum) - but it suits my needs and protects the drive and KF board. The top comes off with a good pull but will not fall off. I do not reinstall the top cover screws for easy access to clean the drive heads.

Direct links here as "it was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image"....

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5370/kfmobile1.jpg

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3424/kfmobile2.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/451/kfmobile3.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1558/kfmobile5.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5371/kfmobile6.jpg

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IFW
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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by IFW » Sat May 04, 2013 10:29 am

Very nice :)

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by ARA » Sat May 04, 2013 10:42 am

I absolutely love it!
Very nice work :D
Is it really necessary to have the fan though?

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by mr.vince » Sat May 04, 2013 12:30 pm

It's always nice to have fans! :)

Guess it's not a must, but these older 5.25" drives can get warm or hot, so can't hurt.

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by sncboom2k » Sun May 05, 2013 12:38 am

I agree Mr. Vince - the built in power supply and cooling fan were the selling points for me. Now I just need a cool Kryoflux badge for it. Simple yet effective.

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by mr.vince » Sun May 05, 2013 7:22 am

Badges.... Hmmmm.... ;)

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by sncboom2k » Sun May 05, 2013 6:17 pm

Well I didn't see any stickers or badges available in the store and there wasn't 1 in my box the KF came in so I assume printing to a vinly or just a clear piece of sticker will work just fine.

I found the case manufacturer - it's Nspire - discontinued since 2006. There is one on eBay right now for the low price of 70.00 shipped from Puerto Rico to the states. Not worth it at all. For that price - a double case is in order.

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by mr.vince » Mon May 06, 2013 3:52 pm

You got us thinking...

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by sncboom2k » Tue May 07, 2013 12:32 am

Great! It'd be nice to show off the logo with our gear as done in the other thread.

I ordered a double case instead of another Nspire case. Will post here when it is completed. Finished experimenting with dual drives on my KF today - all is well.

Now to re-write the batch files.

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Re: Ready To Go Mobile - Commvex 2013 Las Vegas

Post by sncboom2k » Tue May 28, 2013 3:31 pm

If anyone wants one of the cases I used above - one just popped up on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/External-HardDr ... SS:US:1123

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