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I built a new machine a couple of months back and used a couple of old 300Gb Seagate 7200pm drives in a RAID array. They were old drives, 10 years or more old perhaps.

It ran pretty slow and the drives were always clattering away.

I was about to order an NVME drive for it, and at the last second it occurred to me I had a USB3 256Gb external HDD that I wasn't using - one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADATA-Waterproof-Military-Grade-Shockproof-ASD700-256GU3-CBK/dp/B01N1GP6DT/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1501952633&sr=8-2&keywords=adata+external+SSD

Cracked it open, and it's actually one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADATA-SU800-3D-NAND-Long-Endurance-ASU800SS-256GT-C/dp/B01K8A2A0E/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1501952663&sr=1-3&keywords=adata+su800+128gb

but in an external case with a SATA to USB chip.

Lost the external case and the SATA > USB chip and hey presto, I've saved myself a few quid. Not the most elegant solution as it just hangs free in the case rather than being mounted properly - but the PC absolutely FLIES now, and all my data lives on a NAS so it'll only ever had the OS and Apps installed on it.



 

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That's the spirit! It's amazing how much difference an SSD can make.

Your drive has a couple of mounting holes, maybe you could find a surface where you could mount it inside the case, using a couple of nylon/plastic nuts and bolts.
 
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Nice one :). Saved yourself a few quid too!

SSDs make such a huge difference, even for old machines - if anyone is reading this thread and doesn't have one, it's a very worthwhile upgrade :).

Which UPS have you got in the distance there - a CyberPower one? If so, what do you think of it?
 
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Nice one :). Saved yourself a few quid too!

SSDs make such a huge difference, even for old machines - if anyone is reading this thread and doesn't have one, it's a very worthwhile upgrade :).

Which UPS have you got in the distance there - a CyberPower one? If so, what do you think of it?
I have the Cyber Power 900w pure sine wave version. It works well, we actually have 3 in the house... one in the AV cupboard, another for another TV and Sky Box and a third for the PC.

@floppybootstomp again not the most elegant but I butchered the original case so the cables would fit and 3M command stripped to the bottom of the case!



 
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