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Has anyone here taken out the bottom HDD cage on the Midi? I am trying to convince myself to do it but I wouldn't know how to remove them. Would I just use a 1/8 inch drill bit and drill?
Also I wouldn't know where to mount my HDD and SSD if I did remove it. I do not want my SSD to just hang from the cable, so I was thinking I should Velcro it somewhere. The problem is I don't know where. The HDD I wouldn't even know where to put.
Help!

Here's an idea. It's not midi it's mini but you get the picture smile.gif


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I only made one. I don't know if it really has request...
Installed:
3dLBj.jpg
NIce, snug fit. smile.gif

Cool thumb.gif. Would've been nice if Fractal did something like this! Can't complain about much else in the R4 though smile.gif
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post #4643 of 15842
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Has anyone here taken out the bottom HDD cage on the Midi? I am trying to convince myself to do it but I wouldn't know how to remove them. Would I just use a 1/8 inch drill bit and drill?
Also I wouldn't know where to mount my HDD and SSD if I did remove it. I do not want my SSD to just hang from the cable, so I was thinking I should Velcro it somewhere. The problem is I don't know where. The HDD I wouldn't even know where to put.
Help!

Have a look at my post on page 457. I drilled the bottom cage out just last week, and you will see what i used for my hdd's. Post mod my temps are much much better.

http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/4560
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Originally Posted by Drenalin View Post

Have a look at my post on page 457. I drilled the bottom cage out just last week, and you will see what i used for my hdd's. Post mod my temps are much much better.
http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/4560
Thanks for the idea. I think that is what I'll end up doing. Is this where you bought yours from?

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MM35A52CMB/

Does your HDD get hot very fast up there?
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post #4646 of 15842
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Originally Posted by xQuantum View Post

Has anyone here taken out the bottom HDD cage on the Midi? I am trying to convince myself to do it but I wouldn't know how to remove them. Would I just use a 1/8 inch drill bit and drill?
Also I wouldn't know where to mount my HDD and SSD if I did remove it. I do not want my SSD to just hang from the cable, so I was thinking I should Velcro it somewhere. The problem is I don't know where. The HDD I wouldn't even know where to put.
Help!



removal is easy. yes with a 1/8" drill and power drill to remove six (6) rivets. two on the front do
theses first and four on the floor. once all is removed, remove the upper cage mount. this is where
you install the SSD or behind the motherboard tray. for the HDD, install it in the optibay (already
a 3.5-5.25 adapter there).

airdeano
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removal is easy. yes with a 1/8" drill and power drill to remove six (6) rivets. two on the front do
theses first and four on the floor. once all is removed, remove the upper cage mount. this is where
you install the SSD or behind the motherboard tray. for the HDD, install it in the optibay (already
a 3.5-5.25 adapter there).
airdeano
Should I have my top cage mounted while doing this? And can you show me actually where you are saying I can mount the SSD?
post #4648 of 15842
Good thing on the R4, the bottom cage is done with screws so really easy to remove. tongue.gif
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Good thing on the R4, the bottom cage is done with screws so really easy to remove. tongue.gif
Ugh, I know. I bought the Midi a week before it came out and was pretty upset when I found out it had screws.
post #4650 of 15842
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Originally Posted by xQuantum View Post

Thanks for the idea. I think that is what I'll end up doing. Is this where you bought yours from?
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MM35A52CMB/
Does your HDD get hot very fast up there?

no the temps for my hdd's as well as everything else are much better, even the the hdds dont have a direct fan. I think overall i have much better air flow through the case so the inside temps are lower. My hdd's hover between 25-30 degrees. Not the same shop but for the mounts but similar parts.
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