See how to hack your floppy disk to store 128GB data
Do you remember the old floppy disk ? See how this dude hacked his 486 DX/2 hardware the IBM Aptiva he bought in 1995 to a super computer.
Dr. Moddnstine decided that it was time to update his Old IBM Aptiva from the mid 90s. He picked up one of ASUS’ Maximus VIII mainboards, a Core i7 processor and a Corsair water cooler, 16GB of RAM, and a Radeon R9 390 to handle the graphical workload.
He cleverly placed the front audio jacks and USB port — they’ve been hacked into the optical drive’s bezel.
During the build, Dr. Moddinstone noticed that the notches of a old floppy ribbon cable lined up precisely with an SD card. He pared down the cable so that it had only the wires he needed and bent the contacts slightly. Then, he cracked open a USB SD card reader and soldered the necessary connections to make everything fits neatly behind the factory bottom cover.
Make a few adjustments to a floppy disk like the one at the top, and you can then slide an SD card behind the shutter. Pop it in to the Aptiva’s modded drive and it makes contact, the LED lights up, and the system now has access to 128GB of expanded storage hiding in a humble 1.44MB package. Pretty cool huh?
Watch how Dr. Moddnstine did his trick