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So I got my ssd today and i want to start installing my os and stuff on it. however my case does not have a place for ssd. the up side is im getting a new case that does have room for ssds in a few days. should I

A. install ssd now and just put the ssd on top of my hard drive and be careful
B. wait till i get my new case for it to be secure.
   
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post #2 of 22
As long as the sata cable is secure (AND THE power) your good..

I will still wait if i were u
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post #3 of 22
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well my case now is sitting on my desk and if my ssd sits on top of my hdd it wont be moving at all and i can get it to stay. problem is will my hdd affect it if theyre on top of each other?
   
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post #4 of 22
Might want to get a 2.5-3.5 adapter. I wouldn't really suggest you leave it atop your HDD since HDDs tend to vibrate while spinning. Can't you just leave it on the bottom of your case or something?
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post #5 of 22
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i could leave it on the bottom of my case. so is it okay if i just leave it at the bottom of my case until my new case arrives?
   
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldcrow;13712038 
Might want to get a 2.5-3.5 adapter. I wouldn't really suggest you leave it atop your HDD since HDDs tend to vibrate while spinning. Can't you just leave it on the bottom of your case or something?

Something like this:http://directron.com/fp55s.html
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post #7 of 22
Sure its fine. Just make sure you dont short it out
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post #8 of 22
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how would i make sure not to short it out?
   
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post #9 of 22
Don't bother.... just use two screws and mount your 2.5" HDD in a 3.5" bay.

OR just use Velcro.
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post #10 of 22
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like just mount half of it? let the other half hang? is that safe to do?
   
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