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I need to install a 2.5" hard drive inside my PC but I have no more room for drives. Would it be okay to just tape the drive somewhere inside of the PC case, or is there another way to do it?
post #2 of 15
Yeah, it's fine. You can even leave the hard drive just sitting there if you wanted. On my backup rig I have the hard drive taped to a block of wood that's screwed onto what I have my motherboard mounted on.
post #3 of 15
You could... so long as the PCB on the drive doesn't touch the case. (If the PCB is exposed on your drive)
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Personally I would need something extra to control the vibrations like padding , I wouldn't have it spinning on the case metal and rattling or injuring the drive. By why not buy one of those external docking stations with esata and usb?
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You could sit it on a small piece of rubber, or another insulator.
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post #6 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Biscuits_N_Gravy;15373597 
You could sit it on a small piece of rubber, or another insulator.

Can I put it on top of my Crucial M4 SSD?
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As long as its not hanging there by itself or shorting itself or any other components you are fine.
Edited by metalmayhem9 - 10/19/11 at 11:36pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15373611 
Can I put it on top of my Crucial M4 SSD?

You could, but it might cause some heating issues since you have two sources of heat right on top of each other / limiting ventilation.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ComradeNF;15373611 
Can I put it on top of my Crucial M4 SSD?


I would never ever do that, because of shorts and moving parts rattling. How about something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221
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Maybe Velcro...
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