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Hey i recently got my 2.5" corsair c300 ssd and i was wondering does the antec 900 case come with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket for mounting the ssd or do i need to buy one? If I do need to buy one , could anyone recommend one or are they all the same (UK site please)

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No it doesn't as far as I am aware.

I bought two with my C300's last week, all it is is some peice of metal with screwholes for the SSD and holes for the 3.5inch bay.

Heres the ones I have:

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...BRACKET25.html

I don't use any of the cabling which came with it.
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I like this one, it has room for a second drive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...i5dtDkVg#blank
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I like this one, it has room for a second drive
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...i5dtDkVg#blank
this is the one i used in my 900 before i upgraded to the 800d
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Hey - I realize I'm necro'ing a very old thread, but I actually have this EXACT issue; but with the solution apparently not working out.

See, I think I ended up getting the very mounting bracket that is linked there. But when I remove my internal drive bay (also an Antec 900), I can think of no way to screw it in such that everything fits, save maybe using a power drill to resize some of the screw holes. To help along, here's an image I took of the drive bay sitting outside the computer, with the bracket (SSD inside) sitting on top of it.

http://i.imgur.com/gUohG.jpg

My logic here is that you can see the large screwholes in the bay, which take big, long screws to go inside. (I actually got a number of these spare at one point). Those four big screws in the mounting bracket are used to hold drives (the bottom one takes longer screws, the top are shorter) leaving only those smaller screwholes left, which don't fit the aforementioned long bay screws.

I feel like I'm missing something here, or maybe it turns out I have a different bracket. I was going to get another on Newegg for Cyber Monday, but I want to be sure I'm getting one that will fit properly. (In the meantime, the SSD sits inside my system with nothing securing it, which I feel a bit precarious about. At least they're sturdier to a degree)
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Hey - I realize I'm necro'ing a very old thread, but I actually have this EXACT issue; but with the solution apparently not working out.

See, I think I ended up getting the very mounting bracket that is linked there. But when I remove my internal drive bay (also an Antec 900), I can think of no way to screw it in such that everything fits, save maybe using a power drill to resize some of the screw holes. To help along, here's an image I took of the drive bay sitting outside the computer, with the bracket (SSD inside) sitting on top of it.

http://i.imgur.com/gUohG.jpg

My logic here is that you can see the large screwholes in the bay, which take big, long screws to go inside. (I actually got a number of these spare at one point). Those four big screws in the mounting bracket are used to hold drives (the bottom one takes longer screws, the top are shorter) leaving only those smaller screwholes left, which don't fit the aforementioned long bay screws.

I feel like I'm missing something here, or maybe it turns out I have a different bracket. I was going to get another on Newegg for Cyber Monday, but I want to be sure I'm getting one that will fit properly. (In the meantime, the SSD sits inside my system with nothing securing it, which I feel a bit precarious about. At least they're sturdier to a degree)
You can have your SSD hanging and hitting crap for all the SSD cares. It won't damage anything. No moving parts, no damage from it being unsecure. I have mine chillin in the 5.25" bay area of my case and behind the mobo tray...

No brackets or mounts needed.
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True enough if it only ever sits underneath my desk. But if I ever have plans to move the computer, for instance if I'm moving to a new apartment, I'd like to have it tethered down in some way. Right now, just picking up the desktop and shaking it back and forth could cause the enclosure to slide out, at which point it could easily accumulate some damage, or at least remove a cable.
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True enough if it only ever sits underneath my desk. But if I ever have plans to move the computer, for instance if I'm moving to a new apartment, I'd like to have it tethered down in some way. Right now, just picking up the desktop and shaking it back and forth could cause the enclosure to slide out, at which point it could easily accumulate some damage, or at least remove a cable.
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You don't even have to mount it in the hdd cage. Mechanicals should go in the hdd cage since they need decent airflow.
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