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Do 3.5" HD's fit in a floppy drive bay?

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I am looking at a couple cases online and wondering if I could fit a 3.5" hard drive in the floppy drive bay...
post #2 of 10
No.
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Yes. That's where I put mine, having two 3.5 bays. One for the HD (now SSD) and the other for my fan controller. Got rid of the HD cage to unblock the bottom front fan air flow. Also I have another front fan in the lower 5.25 bays, straight across from the RAM and CPU.

Note the red arrows and that my SSD is a newer OCZ 3.5 drive. Both fit in the same bay. The HD is a little longer and sticks out a bit. But width is perfect.
Edited by letsgetiton - 3/19/11 at 4:27pm
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Yes. AS i have my memory card reader (which fits in floppy bay) on my HDD caddy rack thing on my Coolermaster 690 case. So yeah HDD fits in a floppy bay
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Yep, definitely. I've been putting HDDs there for ~8 years.
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Should fit in there but on some cases the mounting holes may be off.
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Why do you have a card reader in your HD bay? lol... That's probably an interesting site
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post #8 of 10
^^what he said.

They will fit just fine - both are 3.5" wide. However, the mounting holes will be off unless the case has extra holes in the floppy bay.

Good luck with your build.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ymetushe;12794204 
^^what he said.

They will fit just fine - both are 3.5" wide. However, the mounting holes will be off unless the case has extra holes in the floppy bay.

Good luck with your build.

^^This. Good luck!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by diane;12786872 
I am looking at a couple cases online and wondering if I could fit a 3.5" hard drive in the floppy drive bay...

yup I ran out 5.25" and 3.25" bays in my server so I had to put two in where the floppies go.. Just so happens floppy drives are 3.25" too.
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