I got a 40gig HD here that is unstable. It works with a quick format only, and will hold data, but if you take it out of the computer/move it around it acts like it's freshly wiped. Works ok for temp files/etc but I don't have anything to use that for and if I'm doing photoshop work/etc I don't want my scratch disk to fart and make me re-do all my stuff. Same thing if I was burning a DVD. The temp file would go there, but if it did crap in the middle, I'd have to re-rip.
So... What can I turn this think into? It looks like it might make a nice enclosure for a mod of something.. Just no idea. It's a seagate barracuda with the seashiled over the electronic board.. I had another broke HD that I took and I'm going to put a shotgun slug through... Thought about bringing it to a data recovery place and saying "Can you help me my HD is shot!" then wait for the look after I show them! lol
I'm thinking maybe I can fit 4AA in it and use it as a base for my cree aspherical lens lantern... but it's a little heavy... It would look cool though.
What do you guys think?