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5.25" Bay for 3.5" hard drive?

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I have been thinking about buying a Antec Mini p180 for a server I want to build.

I plan on having six Hard Drives installed in it eventually, and I was wondering if there is a cheap and easy way to fit a 3.5" SATA Hard Drive into a 5.25" Drive Bay?

I know I could just lay it in the bottom Drive Bay, but I doubt that would be a safe/good idea.
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Brackets.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by airbozo View Post
Brackets.

There are also plastic gizmos that do the same thing.. what ever is cheaper
Edited by The Duke - 6/12/08 at 1:51pm
    
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Brackets.

Would you be able to provide a link to where I could buy the brackets?
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post #5 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817984001

Turns 3.5 into 5.25 and has good dampening
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You got it! $9.99 and $8.99

I like the Scythe
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post #8 of 13
Newegg has them as well as most computer stores. it would probably cost twice as much to order them online as it would be to drive down to the local shop and buy them. (my local computer scrap reseller (Weirdstuff Warehouse) sells them for $3 a kit and it costs $5 to ship them)
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post #9 of 13
$.99
http://www.directron.com/mis-kit-hd.html

Hope they aren't to expensive
    
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post #10 of 13
There are also integrated coolers, these cost more (a lot more) than the brackets, but the enclosed models afford a good HDD-silencing aspect as well.

Zalman

Scythe
(the review is scathing, but I have had good experiences with the units that I bought, although they were a different model.

CyberDruid has some for sale... check his thread.

After seeing the .99 ones... well... I might just go with those. ...Wow! .99C... you can't even get a cup-o-joe for that these days.
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