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15000rpm HDD motor + ESC: sounds like a jet! : Video

April 21, 2015 Jon 29 Comments

Spinning a Seagate Cheetah T10 15krpm with a Turnigy Plush 25A ESC. Great sound! It seems an aircraft turbine. I’m using also a LiPo battery and a servo tester.

I compare the speed of boot up using the stock 5400 RPM hard drive with that of a Solid State Drive. Both drives are Apple branded drives. The SSD is a 256GB Toshiba drive while the stock…

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  1. jazzey cequena
    April 21, 2015 - 10:42 pm

    hi techdux where do the smoke came from? smoke appears in 0:49 between
    motor and tester

  2. Alexandre Ferreira Duarte
    April 21, 2015 - 11:05 pm

    +tecdux , What is the name of this speed control? I need a trigger for an
    ESC without using radio control. Thanks

  3. El Fueda
    April 21, 2015 - 11:20 pm

    i’m not sure if you realize, but these discs can shatter under enough RPM
    and hurt you really bad.

  4. jazzey cequena
    April 21, 2015 - 11:28 pm

    since computer power supply has 5v meaning i can make it run even without
    BEC right?

    did you already done running yours 24/7 without shutting it down or
    encountering any problem?

  5. Lutz Peyton
    April 21, 2015 - 11:44 pm

    Yes i have heard of it. Its the HDD im using now. Data download 9000
    terabytes and upload 1337 tb.
    CNET: The worlds best gaming hard drive yet tightly compact and quiet.
    IGN: Better than SSD

  6. alistair burrell
    April 22, 2015 - 12:33 am

    now attach a prop too it 

  7. One0fGODsArmy
    April 22, 2015 - 12:57 am

    What is the maximum voltage for a motor like this?

  8. tecdux
    April 22, 2015 - 1:01 am

    +Kosta Milorava this is a servo tester attached to a brushless motor ESC
    (electronic speed controller)

  9. MrSrdjani
    April 22, 2015 - 1:25 am

    Izginućeš tako :D

  10. Lorenzo van het Hul
    April 22, 2015 - 2:22 am

    How hot does the esc get and what is the maximum time at full speed?

  11. jazzey cequena
    April 22, 2015 - 2:44 am

    can i use this model Rc timer 30A OPTO brushless esc
    as a replacement for turnigy ESC or this would cause me an operating
    and can i use my computer power supply 12volts as power source?
    and did you already test running it continuously? if yes how long?

    thanks in advance tecdux

  12. Szabolcs Peter
    April 22, 2015 - 3:27 am

  13. Benni on Tour
    April 22, 2015 - 4:15 am

    This s**t works without any Problems i run actually this setup with 2hdd
    motors. 11.8V 3 cells Lipo 50€, Modelcraft Servo Tester 19,99€ and a 20A
    Modelcraft ESC. only thing what u need is a Multimeter! 1 Contact have less
    (i dont know the name in english :D) then the others 3. U can run this s**t
    with more volt, more volt = more RPM. I tested it with a full Akku and it
    runs for 2 Hour without any Problems or creepy sounds 😀

    Sorry for my bad Endlish and ty for this Video. It Helps me a lot for my
    super Hdd Wims hurst Banger ;D

    April 22, 2015 - 4:47 am

    Running a similar set-up with no real results. I am hoping it’s the HDD.
    All the other parts are new, so I’m not sure what is wrong. I have 4
    terminals on the HDD, but only 3 wires from the controller, trying to
    figure out what one to ignore.

  15. Sena Fernandes
    April 22, 2015 - 5:16 am

    Could u please tell me how to find the 3 necessary cables in the back of
    the HDD motor? There is one unnecessary. Usind my multmeter, how can I

  16. Sena Fernandes
    April 22, 2015 - 6:09 am

    About my last question u mentioned: to check which 2 of them are connected
    together. Could please explain with more detail?

  17. Jeremiah L
    April 22, 2015 - 6:38 am

    I saw that “ah, ummm”, as it was creeping towards your finger….

  18. Richie Landeros
    April 22, 2015 - 7:33 am

    I switched out my HDD to an SSD and everytime i turn on my Mac it just
    shows a blank white screen (without the apple) for like 10 seconds. Then
    the Apple shows up an it boots.

  19. Curt T
    April 22, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Did anyone notice now he has half the storage he had before? I am not
    trading 500gb for 256gb

  20. loughrey101
    April 22, 2015 - 8:20 am

    I’d still choose a 500gb HDD in the older Mac Pro over the mere 128gb SSD
    in the retina versions of the base model. 

  21. Joe P
    April 22, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Can I just swap back over to my hdd & retry?

  22. playR1100
    April 22, 2015 - 8:53 am

    So wha are the pro and cons of ssd? And what’s better ssd or hdd?

  23. Jeffrey Teeselink
    April 22, 2015 - 9:48 am

    Where is the OS staved? As PC’s have it in the hard drive, do Macs save it

  24. Mya Mi
    April 22, 2015 - 10:11 am

    apple=life in the slow lane

  25. GanjaCityStudio
    April 22, 2015 - 10:45 am

    SSD not yet proven to be reliable

  26. nyc2cuse
    April 22, 2015 - 11:03 am

    i have a mid 2009 unibody macbook pro 15″ and just did the 8GB Ram Upgrade
    with a 500 GB SSD. My SSD Samsung 850 EVO shows at 210mb/sec write and 260
    mb/sec read. I see everyone around showing close to 500/550. Is it a
    setting issue? Do i have a defective drive or is there some technical
    reason for this being that it is a dual core 2.53 Ghz. I used carbon copy
    cloner and disk utility. 

  27. Panha Sourn
    April 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

    SSD and what you got was 22s booting time @@ Win8.1 pure 3 to 4s only.

  28. Your Local Mario Elitist
    April 22, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Uh, please explain why the ssd one takes way longer than my win7 pc to
    boot? I would think OS X would be more efficient than my custom built from
    about two years ago.

  29. Ashvin Ambegaonker
    April 22, 2015 - 12:11 pm

    This is how I wanted to see the difference between two drives. Nice

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