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Anybody else mounting SSD's without HDD cage?

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While in the process of redoing my cable management to make room for a RX240 rad in the top of my case decided to ditch my HDD cage. Mounted my SSD's directly to the 5.25" bays.

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post #2 of 13
it probably doesnt matter as long as they are secured since theres no moving parts in an SSD
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I've done this before... Not with SSD but good ol' 3.5" drives.
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I have seen a few who mounted them on the back side of the MoBo tray or on the other side of where you have them using velcro.
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post #5 of 13
I have that coffee mug. I just have my SSDs sitting on my power supply.
post #6 of 13
my wd blue laptop drive is held in by cable ties, does the job and no vibrating
post #7 of 13
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I previously had my SSD's just sitting there also but it makes it difficult to disconnect signal cables for occasional Secure Erase. I have to hotplug my SSD's after booting to HDDErase to bypass BIOS freezelock. Not having the SSD's secured makes hotplugging awkward.

Think I should get better airflow this way also. I have no internally mounted mechanical drives. I have 5 SSD's, 3 100gb Vertex LE's, 1 90Gb Vertex2 and 1 60Gb OCZ Summit.
    
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post #8 of 13
From the NZXT Phantom Owners thread.
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Mount it here: I think it looks much better and the cables are easier to manage too.

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post #9 of 13
Mine isn't mounted at all. It' just sitting in the bottom of my hard drive bay. smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
On a related sidenote, the Akasa SSD adapter is quite fetching.

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Here is another option.
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