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thanks..!!!!!
share your ideas.

I would suggest to move the front fan up, so that it blows directly into the case, instead of blowing onto the drivecage. However i would also suggest getting rid of the drivecage all together, since you have ssd's on your hand, and they are really easy to put where ever you'd like.



I used one of the "moduvents" to make a really easy mount that goes where the drivecage used to be.
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Originally Posted by Eseuldor View Post



$2 US and some change from Wal-Mart and have both of my SSD's mounted.

No mess no fuss and yes, you can remove the Velcro without damaging the paint on the case in anyway.

Depending on your cable management there is actually room for about 4-5 SSD's to be mounted back there.

High-five! I use Velcro a lot too, as well as mounting tape for some things, like dampening fans and sticking them to the bottom off-center.
   
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I would suggest to move the front fan up, so that it blows directly into the case, instead of blowing onto the drivecage. However i would also suggest getting rid of the drivecage all together, since you have ssd's on your hand, and they are really easy to put where ever you'd like.



I used one of the "moduvents" to make a really easy mount that goes where the drivecage used to be.

imma do that but im going to use velcro for the ssd's.
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$2 US and some change from Wal-Mart and have both of my SSD's mounted.

No mess no fuss and yes, you can remove the Velcro without damaging the paint on the case in anyway.

Depending on your cable management there is actually room for about 4-5 SSD's to be mounted back there.
Will look in to that. Currently mounted in a way it is fine. Once I get my 280 rad up front, then it will need to be moved.
    
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post #6545 of 16136
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I would suggest to move the front fan up, so that it blows directly into the case, instead of blowing onto the drivecage. However i would also suggest getting rid of the drivecage all together, since you have ssd's on your hand, and they are really easy to put where ever you'd like.

Now I feel left out frown.gif Lol.

I just put my bottom HDD cage back so I had something else to paint rolleyes.gif
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I'm curious as to why everyone that wants to hide SSDs behind the motherboard doesn't just Velcro them back there? That would negate the whole screws issue.

Given that there is 26mm (or just over 1") free space between it and the side panel, it should even work if you use the 2.5" to 3.5" adapter tray that comes with many SSDs.

My relatively ancient first generation Corsair Force 120 SSD came with the tray and I just used Velcro to hang it vertically on the back of my 5.25" bay.

It's been there for 3yrs....

I'd forgo the tray, but I thought perhaps the adhesive from the 3M brand Velcro might take some paint or anodizing off from my SSD housing if I ever wanted to remove it. It probably won't, though.

However, if you use the tray, you could simply screw it in before installing the motherboard.

Then the SSD itself would be installed onto the tray by simply removing the back side panel of the case without ever taking the motherboard out!

No Velcro that way...

Link to similar adapter tray:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9323/hdc-67/OCZ_SSD_25_35_Adapter_Bracket_-_OCZACSSDBRKT2.html?tl=g12c273s906



Heck, those unneeded screw holes on the bent up side of the tray could even be used to run additional zipties for cable management assistance...

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Will not work. That bracket there dont have any threads to screw on to the back of mobo tray. Plus then you need to mount the SSD onto the bracket itself. So using the holes for zipties wont work either, unless they are super slim.

Understood, I didn't think that through...

However, the Velcro idea still works on either the bare SSD or the SSD tray itself. If you Velcro the SSD tray on to the motherboard tray, just screw the SSD to its tray (which uses the 4 holes on the bottom, leaving the 6 side holes free for zipties, if you want)

As far as zipties go, I don't use thick ones just to hold cables together for management - those are hard to cut when you need to do redo anything and are overkill for that purpose.

I suppose the main conclusion to take away from this is that the amount of free space between the back of the mobo and the side panel makes up for the SSD mounting holes being a pain.

Can't fault Fractal Design for it, it cost them practically nothing to drill 4 extra holes!

If someone's not a tinkerer and their system tested out fine outside the case, I could still see them using screws to mount the SSD(s) during assembly, but I'd stick (heh-heh) to Velcro myself... it's really perfect for SSDs.

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doubled, dammit!
post #6548 of 16136
What could have been done is drill a large hole and make a slit down, so you screw into the SSD and slide the drive into lock position.
Like how Lian-Li does there fans and mounting.
I might if I can try that on my case.
    
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post #6549 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

The mount behind mobo is useless. You have to mount the SSD first, then the mobo.
If you have issues with SSD, you have to remove the mobo.

Only if you're mounting the SSD with screws. 3M works just fine (or velcro, as stratosrally mentioned). thumb.gif

Related note. Lulzy temp-storage:



The result of a "What the **** do you mean the cable won't reach behind the motherboard!?" moment.
    
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