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I read on the Corsair website that the 500R doesn't need adapters to install an SSD, but the holes on the plastic tray does not even come close to matching up with the SSD. Am I missing something?
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The holes are on the bottom of the tray, not the sides.
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post

The holes are on the bottom of the tray, not the sides.

Yes. Use the included screws to fix the SSD to the plastic tray from underneath.
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You dont really need to "mount" a ssd anyways. Just leave it in the tray, it doesn't have any moving parts tongue.gif

but the HDD trays have holes in the bottom to mount and secure a ssd
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post #5 of 15
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Okay, it looks like it will be mounted on the bottom of the tray.
Edited by Kanivakil - 2/29/12 at 8:57am
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I don't it bounce all over the place if I'm moving the rig. Besides, I want to take advantage of this no need for adapters.
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Okay. I see it now. But there is a rubber circle on the side of the tray in the way. Does that need to be removed?

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The holes on the bottom of the tray is where the screws go into the ssd
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post #8 of 15
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The holes on the bottom of the tray is where the screws go into the ssd

I see that, but the plastic circle on the side is in the way. I assume the SSD will be mounted on the bottom?
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Originally Posted by Kanivakil View Post

I see that, but the plastic circle on the side is in the way. I assume the SSD will be mounted on the bottom?

If they are the same as the 600T, they dont need to be removed. I didnt remove mine when i mounted my ssd. I think there are holes in the side of the ssd so the rubber circles do not bother it and it fits like it would fit a normal HDD. I remember that you cannot mount the drive so that the cables are facing forward, they must face backward, forcing you to put the cables behind the mobo tray thumb.gif
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If they are the same as the 600T, they dont need to be removed. I didnt remove mine when i mounted my ssd. I think there are holes in the side of the ssd so the rubber circles do not bother it and it fits like it would fit a normal HDD. I remember that you cannot mount the drive so that the cables are facing forward, they must face backward, forcing you to put the cables behind the mobo tray thumb.gif

I have the exact tray as in the picture. I wish there was a picture because that plastic rubber circle on the side is in the way. There are holes on the side of the SSD but do not align with the tray. The SATA cable will exit the right side of the case if you are facing the front end of the chassis right?

OKAY. I called Corsair and they told me to remove both circles. It required a little force and the bracket also came off. So, that solves this problem. Thanks for the quick replies.
Edited by Kanivakil - 2/29/12 at 9:38am
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