Hard disk protection DIY

This is a minimalistic hard disk protection and it is easy to make.


  • Extruded 30*30*3 mm aluminium
  • Aluminium AlMg3.5 sheet 2 mm
  • SMP, Silyl Modified Polymer, kit
  • Screws 6-32, length 5/16″
Protected and a USB SATA controller attached.

Use in combination with, for example, external USB SATA controllers. Cheap, very robust and excellent heat dissipation.


The drawing is made with BricsCAD v22. For these purposes the drawing is exported as SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics. Post processing means in this case only defining SVG borders in Inkscape.

Result up side down.

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