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I just bought a samsung 256GB 840 pro model ssd and this is the first ssd drive i have owned. At the moment I dont have a drive bay for it and it is sitting atop of my HDD bays at the moment. Is it ok to leave it like this or should i get a drive bay for it?
post #2 of 17
It won't hurt to leave it like that. You'll probably eventually want to somehow mount it though. I've seen all kinds of different setups/methods of mounting, none will hurt it unless you physically damage it.
Edited by SyveRson - 3/18/14 at 11:42pm
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If you are using the Corsair Graphite 600T, there is space on the bottom under the HDD stack. several people have mentioned that they put their SSD there. You can secure it with a couple of strips of Velcro between the SSD and the case floor. SSDs generate pretty much no heat so you don't need to worry about a lack of air flow down there,
     
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SSDs don't really need to be mounted due to the fact that they don't have any moving parts and don't get hot! Mine is double-sided taped to my HHD, which are both underneath my motherboard tray.

    
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post #5 of 17
I've got one of mine just taped to the bottom of the case. As Kokin said, they don't get hot and don't move. It's perfectly fine. Really, the only reason to tape it down is to prevent it from hitting other parts if the tower was moved.
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post #6 of 17

Mine dangle around in the 5.25" drive section of my case. Just hanging with the cables suspending them under my fan controller. lol

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post #7 of 17
I velcro mine to the back side of my mobo tray. Plenty of unused space back there, keeps cables very neat and tidy, and its very easy to just pop off the back panel and yank it off the velcro if I need to remove/replace it.
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post #8 of 17
i just duct tape mine to the side of the bays...
u can use black electrical tape to have that clean look if your case is black too. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 17
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Ok thanks i will just duct tape it somewhere when i find a good spot for it.
post #10 of 17
Much cleaner, better looking, and generally just "better" alternative to duct tape:

http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Ultra-Thin-Reclosable-Fasteners-RFT7040/dp/B00347A8EE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395220017&sr=8-1&keywords=thin+velcro

One roll will last you a few years. Just cut to the length you want to use, peel the paper off both ends, slap one end on the SSD, and then just press the SSD into whatever surface you want it mounted to. Now you can remove and reattach as many times as you want by simply pulling it off the surface and pressing it back when done. It'll also look pretty awesome, since all you will see is the SSD and no unsightly and sticky-residue-leaving tape. Enjoy wink.gif
Edited by Zero4549 - 3/19/14 at 2:13am
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