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How to attach laptop drive to a desktop hard drive cage, without adapter.

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OK, I'm building my dedicated folder (finally, nothing like putting off til the last minute!) and since I have no regular hard drives to use, I'm gonna use my old laptop's hard drive. Only thing is I don't have an adapter for a 2.5" to 3.5". Will it be safe if I just lay it on the bottom of the Antec 900 hard drive cage? Or should I rig something with zip ties to keep it suspended?
Edited by Demented - 5/4/11 at 5:01am
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it will be ok.

I'd get some foam or even some cloth, i'm not sure if hard drives can short on the metal?
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it will be ok.

I'd get some foam or even some cloth, i'm not sure if hard drives can short on the metal?
Foam I got. Good idea, thanks!
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Foam I got. Good idea, thanks!
Ya, one of the OCN members does it on his daughters pc, he got the hard drive on the bottom in some foam.
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I tried placing the Hard Drive on the Bottom of the Case for quite awhile now, didnt really short but I wouldnt risk it for any long term use.
   
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You mean without a mounting bracket? Sure, it'll be OK for a while, but I'd buy one anyway.
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