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it has no moving parts...just let it hang
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i just realized the case i have now sucks so much i cant even mount it like suggested above, i would have to rest it either on the bottom of the case or on the bottom of the 5.25" bays, idk if its safe to rest it directly on the case or i should have something in between
   
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda;13712233 
like just mount half of it? let the other half hang? is that safe to do?

Yes. It is light, not affected by reasonable shock, and you're using metal screws.

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i just realized the case i have now sucks so much i cant even mount it like suggested above, i would have to rest it either on the bottom of the case or on the bottom of the 5.25" bays, idk if its safe to rest it directly on the case or i should have something in between
So use double sided tape or velcro.... or drill four mounting points.
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post #14 of 22
Just let it rest vertically in your case on the case floor, infront of your HDD cage or something so it's secure behind the side panel is a good spot.

I used to use the same method in my old case, when removing virus' for friends or porting over their stuff for a fresh wipe.
 
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I cant see any damage being caused by letting it hang, but finding some sort of temp holder for it would probably put my mind at ease.
post #16 of 22
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so it wont be affected just sitting on the case? this is temporary as my new case should be arriving in the next couple of days. is there any chance of me shorting it? how would i prevent such shorting of the ssd?
   
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post #17 of 22
It's an SSD, so you can put it where you want. It has no moving parts to damage, just make sure the power stays in and that you don't cause excessive shock to it (dropping it etc), just in case.

My SSD is mounted via double sided tape on the back of my drive bays.

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okay thanks everyone for the help +rep
   
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post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13712272 
Yes. It is light, not affected by reasonable shock, and you're using metal screws.



So use double sided tape or velcro.... or drill four mounting points.

this.. the doubled sided tape then attach it where ever you can find space, like the back of the mobo tray
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Quote:
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so it wont be affected just sitting on the case? this is temporary as my new case should be arriving in the next couple of days. is there any chance of me shorting it? how would i prevent such shorting of the ssd?

No, like others have said its got no moving parts, so certainly not for short term would anything be damaged. I was going to suggest what smoking waffle said, something like double sided tape stick it to inside of your pc case, thats as good as properly mounting it with a 2.5/3.5" drive bay for me
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