Technology - Shuttle PC - Modifications - Second disc

What I would like to do is have the option to boot up from a choice of discs, I would like to be able to try out new operating systems keeping them completely separate, not even a dual boot system.

Hard drive switchers

This one switches the power so both SATA leads are plugged in but only one drive is powered.

amarctaylor

but I don't think this switches the power socket at the disk end of the cable

This one switches the master jumper which I don't think is appropriate for sata:

nicklock

This looks very good but very expensive and the shuttle does not have a 5 1/2" slot:

cooldrives


Since none of the above solutions seems very practical, for now as a temporary measure, I will switch between these discs by unplugging and plugging the SATA power cable. I installed a second disc next to the rear fans.

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In order to prevent the power cable from being bent sharply by the metal cage I routed it over the top of the cage.

dsk4

The back disc is very close to the two small fans.

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