HardDrive Switching

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Up All Night, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Up All Night

    Up All Night MDL Novice

    Dec 24, 2013
    Hi -

    Thought I'd share what I found to switch hard drives.
    VM's are nice but sometimes loading onto a HD makes it easy to access hardware.

    I have a 6 BAY HDD Hard Drive Power Switch (Drive Switch)Power Controller -Orico HD-PW6101.
    Total of about 14 Gig of combined drive space and I can selectively boot, share or isolate drives with a push of a button.


    Tried a four drive switch but, the first one they sent was the wrong unit.
    They replaced it with a switch that was defective and then blamed me that I didn't know how to use it.
    Then had to argue with them for a refund...
    But, it was a nice unit.


    Happy New Year!
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

    Jun 18, 2012
    I have the same feeling toward VM's
    Solved it a bit differently
    I have a bunch of old Dell notebooks, D610s and D630s they have slide in hard drives
    got some spare hard drive carriers and presto
    I've got Win8x64 and WS2012DC running on one
    and Win8.1x86 running on a 610
    and I can get them back to my original configuration just by switching hard drives for the originals

  3. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

    Feb 18, 2013
    Same here, Dell Latitude E6500 with six drive carriers. No mounting screws, SATA connector holds drive by itself. Four drives with a Windows OS and one with Ubuntu and one just waiting for something to do. Fun stuff.
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

    Feb 27, 2011
    tonto checkout osxlatitude.com for mac on the d630