[SATLUG] Hard Drives 101

Lance Schneider schneider.lh at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 16:52:58 CDT 2011


I have no SATA at this time, but if a few 80GB IDE drives could help . . .

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Garrett Heaton <gbear14275 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Art,
>
> I have a ASUS netbook with a broken screen you can have (I'll bring it
> this thursday).  You can cannibalize it for its hard drive if it will
> work for you.  I'm not 100% what it has in it since it was given to me
> and once I realized the screen was shot i haven't touched it since.
>
> And if you are really in need (and have someone waiting with need for
> it)... I might be able to toss one of my 1TB hitachi's your way.  I
> currently have 4 in a raid configuration but am not really using the
> machine so I could afford to drop to 3 if need be.
>
> Another thought might be to talk to a hardware vendor either in the
> local area or one of the larger vendors like newegg and pitch your
> program to them.  They might be willing perhaps to offer you drives at
> cost.  If you could arrange that I would be willing to pitch into a
> hat that we could consider passing at one of the SATLUG meetings to
> try and help cover costs.  You might even consider having an "install
> fest" with all your machines to give new people a chance to walk
> through installations or otherwise get some "hands on" time at one of
> our meetings.  That is always the best way to learn.
>
> Hope this might help,
> Garrett
>
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Arthur Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> > A word of thanks to you all, even though you didn't have to do anything
> other than be available... yet.  In trying to word an e-mail to you all that
> would help me solve a series of  deficiencies on a donated unit for a
> refugee family, I talked myself through most of the problems without blowing
> up the PC.  Learned a lot in the process and that's the good part.
> >
> > The donated Dell Optiplex GX 280 was equipped for SATA, but had no hard
> drive.  It had only one IDE connector and that ran the DVD.  I have no SATA
> drives on hand, but was able to attach an IDE HD and make it run fairly
> well.  The largest working drive I had left, though, is small (20GB) and the
> machine deserves something better.
> >
> > So, here's the pitch.  Does anyone have an extra SATA hard
> >  drive that I can beg, borrow, or steal?  Goodwill doesn't carry them and
> there is little or no funding available for this computer ministry.  We have
> been able to equip nearly 90 refugee families through donations of
> equipment, time, and expertise and a lot of that came from SATLUGgers.
> Many, many thanks.
> >
> > While I'm in the traditional begging position, I might as well share the
> other current need.  I have seven PCs, lots of mice and keyboards, but only
> one fully-working monitor available.  Anyone care to create some extra space
> wherever workable-but-not-currently-being-used monitors are lurking around
> the house?
> >
> > Again, many thanks.  The smiles of gratitude on the faces of the
> recipients are a great reward that I wish I could pass on to all of you.
> >
> > Art Hall
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