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post #11 of 21
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Velcro, why didn't I think of that one????
post #12 of 21
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And as luck would have it, I stumbled upon a bag of a boatload of Velcro strips the wife uses to hang stuff with. So I "borrowed" one and mounted the SSD on the back side of the 5 1/4" bay cage out of sight.

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post #13 of 21
Velcro strips work well for all kinds of stuff. I mounted my Steam Link inside my entertainment center using Velcro and it worked great.

Just don't get too carried away with the stuff since it can pull the paper off of drywall depending on the adhesive used. Easier to patch a small hole then it is ripped up paper. Also, feels kind of hipster/feminine using the stuff on things that work better with screws and proper mounting. biggrin.gif
     
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post #14 of 21
My HDD trays are built so that you can attach a regular HDD on top and its little tabs pop in the side, yet there is also some holes in the bottom of tray where a SSD can be attached, in my CM Storm Trooper case, you can't really see the HDD cages anyway, so I just attached the SSD to the underside of one of the HDD trays, BAM hidden
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post #15 of 21
Couldn't find a good place to mount the SSD properly, so I drilled a few holes in an extra card reader, mounted the SSD inside it, and put the card reader in the slot under the real card reader. It's neat, secure, and hidden. And if you take the circuit board out of the card reader before you drill the holes (62 mm apart, 1/8" drill bit), the card reader should still be usable. 2 devices in 1 slot.


post #16 of 21
In my old rig, i tucked one behind a card reader, just stashed it in there without any mounting or tape or velcro.
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Icy Dock make several 2.5" bays that can hold between four and eight SSDs in a single 5.25" bay. One can also hold a slim ODD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994142&cm_re=mb998sp-b-_-17-994-178-_-Product Click on each of the alternate part numbers to see what other versions are available. These things are built like brick outhouses and Icy Dock has assured me that the one I linked (holds four drives) will handle the new larger SSDs (4TB +) that are coming out; I assume the others will also.
     
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post #18 of 21
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Icy Dock make several 2.5" bays that can hold between four and eight SSDs in a single 5.25" bay. One can also hold a slim ODD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994142&cm_re=mb998sp-b-_-17-994-178-_-Product Click on each of the alternate part numbers to see what other versions are available. These things are built like brick outhouses and Icy Dock has assured me that the one I linked (holds four drives) will handle the new larger SSDs (4TB +) that are coming out; I assume the others will also.

Heckuvafind!

I must have one of these!!!!
post #19 of 21
To be honest I took mine out of the case caus the actual drive in it was half of the case and then just used velcro to stick it to the top of the hdd cage holding my media mech drives. Actually looks cool too tongue.gif
 
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Dont hide it - show it off.




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