Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Custom Mega Man Hard Drive

This might look like your run-of-the-mill Mega Man NES cartridge, but there's a bit more to it than meets the eye -- it's actually a working external hard drive.

Jammed inside the NES classic is 500GB worth of storage. It works with any PC, power supplied via USB. The best part? It's on sale for $150 at Etsy. Custom orders are acceptable, so if you want more HD space or a different game, just contact the seller.

Complete listing here.


  1. ... 500GB notebook HDD's are about $90, cheaper if you know where to look. A simple IDE-to-USB is pennies. That's all these are, nothing special. You could make one easily.

  2. I was thinking this too, but you also gotta figure $20 for the cartridge, plus if you don't already have a dremel, you need that too, plus the time to do it all and make it pretty. And I'm not being sarcastic, but where do you find IDE-to-USB adapters for that cheap? Surely you don't mean entire enclosures...

  3. No, not entire enclosures, the innards. You can get SATA and IDE to USB cables for $4 on ebay. Stick that on the HDD and voila. A dremel tool would be required if you wanted it to be tidy, yes, but I always count tools that have a wide array of uses as separate expenses, not part of a project's overall expenses.

    Megaman cartridges are $7 at my local Gameswap.

  4. The sad thing about this is that they just ruined a perfectly good Mega Man cartridge...

  5. Dang, I wish we had a store like that. The best thing we got is Gamestop, and the farthest back in consoles they go is GBA and their prices are rediculous.

  6. They're ridiculously priced on most things. I guess the megaman cartridges just go for a low rate.

    They also have an awful exchange policy and bad "customer relations." I'm pretty sure I've smelled the smell of pot coming out of the back. I don't go there anymore, for good reason.


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