September 12th, 2010

children of dune - leto 1

insta!rec- lying (like you're tame) by aivilo_18

(Lying) Like You're Tame by [personal profile] aivilo_18/aivilo_18 - Kradam, established relationship, ungodly hot. I'd love to give a summary, but honestly? That's part of the story.
It’s not that Adam is necessarily shocked by the suggestion once Kris is finally able to actually get the words out in something resembling a grammatically correct sentence in a language that is, Adam guesses, at least 90% English. It's that he's confused for all of three seconds as he attempts to account for the 10% language barrier. He’s in the middle of hoping for Spanish but willing to settle for what might be passable Klingon when the actual nature of the request makes its way to his brain.

Then confusion begets very interested surprise begets Adam being happy forever.

In which Kris has a kink.

Yeah. Go now. You'll be very happy you did.

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children of dune - leto 1

for people who like to mod their computers

Okay, question.

I want to strip out my DVD/CD writer on my new laptop and put a second hard drive there, because I can count the number of times on one hand I actually use it, and a.) put that into an enclosure to use with the eSata connection and b.) put a second hard drive in the place that the writer was. Becuase my ultimate goal is to move the new 500G into that slot and get a SSD in the primary and basically have a really creepy tech orgasm for days.

Okay, I know I can do that, but here's my question.

Everywhere I read it keeps saying I need to buy this caddy to replace it with, and I'm not sure why. From what I read on the specs, the writer is sata (if it's not sata, I won't bother unless I can find another sata connection on the board) and I can't see why I can't pull out the writer, gut it, and put the hard drive in there and plug it into the writer's sata connection. What am I missing?

I experimented with this already but I ran into the problem that no one makes the correct kind of pata/sata interface with slimlines and it required me to buy a caddy or find an engineering student who might trade a blowjob for designing me a working interface (and that was a close thing) as the specific type of interface I needed basically didn't exist. If I'm doing sata to sata, I should be able to just do that myself with an interface cable? And create screw holes to screw the drive into the writer's old caddy? Or is this a heat issue? I read the specs for the caddy and it's not like it looked all that hard.

If you need more specifics, I can be more specific. Any suggestions? I mean, I could buy the caddy, I get that, but building my own caddy will keep me more content with the universe while I still destroy motherboards learning to solder. If I can get this to work, I swear I will write up a complete post with pictures illustrating how it's done.

ETA: Link to the caddy, one with pata and one with sata. I'm not seeing why I couldn't do this myself with a sata; the pata interface, yeah, that seems to be impossible to find.

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