Truning off Harddrive like in a internal harddrive case Tags: Hard Drives Cases Storage Last response: October 19, 2006 1:12 AM in Storage Share Goose80 October 18, 2006 7:03:38 PM I am looking after a way to turning off harddrive it the same way as in a internal sata2 cases. The idea is to have a button with you can trun off and on power and sata2 comunication cable. On ofe the solutions is to buy a internal harddrive case and take out harddrive connectors and button, but it is a expensive solution. It must be possible to buy only a hdd connectors an button from internal cases without buying whole hddcase. Please help. PS! Sorry for my english. I hope you guys understand what I mean. More about : truning harddrive internal harddrive case CompTIA_Rep a b G Storage October 18, 2006 7:16:58 PM If the disk is being read and written to, you risk currupting the entire dirve if you turn it off. Goose80 October 18, 2006 9:43:13 PM Quote:If the disk is being read and written to, you risk currupting the entire dirve if you turn it off. No,that could not be true... Well if you see it wos not what I am asking about. And I am not e 14old nebee who is asking why you canæt turn off hdd. I have full control and I know exacly what and whay I want to turn off wisk. So any suggestions on case I was asking about? Related resources Toshiba external harddrive - Forum How to change Broken SATA Connector on Harddrive - Forum How do you delete stubborn files from a hard-drive that was in another machine? - Forum Optimal speed for harddrive - Forum IBM T23 harddrive location - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer CompTIA_Rep a b G Storage October 18, 2006 9:47:38 PM Im assuming English is not your native language. Either way, disreguarding anything except what you asked for.... Why dont you just buy a switch and splice the wires to run though the switch. and then into the drive. Cut the black wire on the power connect and feed it into a swtich that you could put anywhere, then run the wire back into the drive. When the swtich is flipped, off goes the drive. fishboi October 18, 2006 10:11:38 PM Right click my conputer, go to manage, go to disk management, disable from there. Not sure if it will protect you 100% during OCing though. CompTIA_Rep a b G Storage October 18, 2006 10:19:05 PM no... no it wont... not in the slightest. Codesmith October 19, 2006 1:12:23 AM Use Safely Remove Hardware first before powering off. You only need to cut the power. SATA cable can remain connected. A dual throw switch can but both the 5v and 12 v at the same time. If you the drive doesn't show up under Safely Remove... then your SATA controller isn't supporting hotswapping. If a program is keeping the drive locked use a utility called unlocker, but use it wisely. Alternatives Buy a $9+ 5.25" Moblie Rack. Its a bay with a removeable hard drive tray. Buy addition trays if you want to use multiple hard drive. If you are using SATA then you are all set. If you are using PATA then you need to an IDE to SATA adapter that supports hot swapping for about $14. Half don't support it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdding a harddrive to existing system ForumMy MSI 975X PlPE. has a harddrive controller problem and will not boot ForumAdding a 5670 and a harddrive to hp computer ForumRAID 0 with a desktop and notebook harddrive ? ForumHarddrive ForumSecond Hard-drive has 'vanished'.. Forum$150 external harddrive recommandations? ForumWrite Error with USB 1.1 External Harddrive ForumWant to wipe windows off old harddrive and use as new storage ForumBest case for internal water cooling loop? ForumHp 15K SaS HardDrive Green Light On But Not Spinning Up ForumBios won't detect my harddrive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSafely Remove Hardware icon for internal Hard Drive??? ForumWanted: Something Like Disk Stakka with built-in reader More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !