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Old 02-12-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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Out of HD mounting space - ideas?

Help guys I'm out of space for hard drives!

I have enough connectors on my motherboard for 10 hard drives (4 on ATA raid, 4 ATA, 2 SATA) but only enough in my `server` case for two 3 1/4" hard drives! (yet it has six 5 1/2" drive bays...)

I know some cases such as AOpen cases come with an internal metal caddy that can be removed. This would be perfect but where can I get this?

Maybe I could build something instead?
Old 02-12-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Errmmm.. external perhaps? Buy another case, build another computer? Why the need for so many hard drives in one machine? Buy hard drives with more capacity.. etc.
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I've got one mounted in a 5 1/2" space using spacers. I think the spacer came from a hard drive I bought years ago...
Check out a picture of it...

Wouldn't be hard to make maybe it will give you some ideas.
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If you are looking for a good case with lots of room I would go with this case. I have one myself and I have 5 HDDs in it with no problems. I did mod my case a little to add 2 more fans (one on top and one on side panel) to allow for the heat generation of my old maxtor HDDs, but with my new seagates I hardly ever turn them on now.


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