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Need to fit an SSD and a 3.5" HDD into a 5.25" bay

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I've only found one product that can do it, the StarTech SATADOCK525.

http://www.antonline.com/p_SATADOCK525-GP_676254.htm

Unfortunately, this is a hot-swap device. I just want to mount one on top of the other in a 5.25" bay.

Here's why:
I want to buy the XSPC watercooling kit, and it comes with a 240 rad and a dual-5.25-bay reservoir/pump. After removing the hard drive cages in the PC-9F for the rad and installing the res, I'm left with just one 5.25" bay for an SSD and my 1.5TB data drive. Other solutions are welcome, such as mounting the SSD somewhere else in the case.

Edit: I've been searching online for an hour. I think I might just buy the product above and mod it to my liking.
Edited by Cordova - 1/5/11 at 11:04am
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like these thingies?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811993004

*Edit* nm, you are trying to fit TWO drives in there! I hear dremels firing up in the near future, could just get that, and strip it down for the casing. Also the where the ssd have no moving parts/vibration noise, you can pretty much mount them where ever you have the extra room. But with that item you linked, being all pre assembled, fetching the back off it and would probably be your best bet.
Edited by Fletcherea - 1/5/11 at 11:06am
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post #4 of 5
You could get an adapter for the SSD to convert it to 3.5" and then get another adapter for the two drives to convert to 5.25". It will cost a bit extra but that's as best as you will find.

I would simply get an adapter for the HDD and use Velcro for the SSD and mount it under it.
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This is exactly what I'm looking for!!!



Thanks saint19!! +REP
Everyone else, thanks for trying. +REP

I should have made it clearer that this is for ONE 5.25" bay.

Edit: for cooling reasons, I think I'll mount the SSD to a PCI bracket with an 80mm fan. Perfect.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817984008
Edited by Cordova - 1/5/11 at 11:35am
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