Build Your Own Mini-PC For The Office

Hard Drive: 100 GB Is Enough

The hard drive is kept in a kind of drawer and is a snap to install and remove.

Installing the hard drive is a piece of cake - the drawer where the hard drive is stowed is held by two knurled screws. The same considerations come into play with the hard drive as with the DVD or CD drive - the small dimensions of the case make it impossible to install another hard drive. So the best choice would be a high-capacity model. These days, hard drives are available with 100 GB capacity for a song.

We used a 30 GB drive from Maxtor in our test system.

Ergonomy: The hard drive is simply pushed in and attached using the two knurled screws.