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Use 'PSU Mounting Bar Kit' to mount a Hard Drive?

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Hi Everyone (hopefully Kevin or Jim will see this)

I am the proud owner of a Merlin SM8 and am finally playing around with filling it up with water.

I have 3 hard drives in my SM8 (and 2 SSDs). I have 2 drives I can mount on the hidden mounts behind the motherboard tray and have been trying to figure out where to put the third drive.

I do have a HDD Cage Assy - Flex-Bay (MAC-102) and am currently using it. But it seems like overkill for only one drive.

My current line of thinking is to use a PSU Mounting Bar Kit (MAC-314) and attach a hard drive to that (see the image in the spoiler below
Proposed HDD mount (Click to show)

So this brings me to my questions;
1) Has anyone tried this or think it's possible?
2) Can someone please provide me with the dimensions of the PSU Mounting Bar (the distance between the screw holes would be nice).
3) Can the PSU Mounting Bar also be used like a "Vertical Accessory Mounts", I woiuld like to use the PSU Mounting Bar to mount a HDD and my reservoir

I could use my current Vertical accessory bar to mount my reseviour and attach the PSU Mounting Bar just next to it
Current Resvouir mounting (Click to show)



Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read all of rambling here and especially to anyone who can help me with my questions and proposed mounting.
Edited by Skitzo_Zac - 11/18/13 at 4:57pm
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that's a neat idea, measure the hdd's height - would it fit in the door ?

try this, hammerforged took some pix with a ruler beside his psu mount


http://www.overclock.net/t/1351221/sponsored-case-labs-st10-project-hardline/20#post_19152472
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that's a neat idea, measure the hdd's height - would it fit in the door ?

Hi socketus,

The image I posted for my proposed idea shows the hard drive on the "outside", I did this just you might get a better idea of what I was asking.

If I actually attempt to do this I want to mount the hard drive on the "inside" (where the PSU would be (closer to the motherboard tray than the side panel)) hope that clears that up.
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try this, hammerforged took some pix with a ruler beside his psu mount

http://www.overclock.net/t/1351221/sponsored-case-labs-st10-project-hardline/20#post_19152472

Thanks for that link, that should be me figure out some measurements when I get home.
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3) Can the PSU Mounting Bar also be used like a "Vertical Accessory Mounts", I woiuld like to use the PSU Mounting Bar to mount a HDD and my reservoir

Sure can, the same mounting holes as those on the regular mounting bar are present on the PSU mounting bar:



Can see them if you look close enough at the enlarged image.

as far as mounting an hdd on the inside, you probably could. the width of the bar looks like the width of a standard PSU, so those holes on the mounting bar won't line up with those on the underside of an HDD. You could get away with some reasonably strong automotive double-sided tape, but I'm not sure if the vibrations might cause any problems. Edit- or maybe even decent velcro tape, which would help with vibrations
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