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Topic # 160412 6-Jan-2015 08:48
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I'd like to mount a couple more drives in my Cooler Master 550 case, I need some more of these to do it. They're called "hard drive mounting rails".

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Anyone know what they're called or where to get them?

They're about $10 in Australia (no NZ shipping) or E2.5 in Europe (shipping is reasonable but will take a couple of weeks I guess).




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  Reply # 1208959 6-Jan-2015 09:28
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They are called Drive Rails apparently.  I wonder if CM will ship to NZ

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/drive-rails/

There will be a central distributor here.  Do you have a friendly local computer store you do business with who might know?  My current system uses a CM Storm Trooper case sourced by PC Media in Blenheim.  I could ask them if you are stuck.

[EDIT] Just a thought, but mine came with enough rails for every drive slot.  Did you build the system?  If not, did they give you a box of bits with the system?  Whoever built the system, will have a bunch of spare rails I'm thinking.




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  Reply # 1208962 6-Jan-2015 09:30
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Thanks TLD. Their EU store has stock and will ship here, just wondering if anyone knows local suppliers with stock. They'd probably be $20 here anyway.

May just use duct tape.




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  Reply # 1208968 6-Jan-2015 09:36
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Duct tape is going to get soft and sticky in such a warm environment.  Measure the rail cross section, and look in the wooden moldings rack at Mitre 10 or Bunnings.  They would not latch in the case, but nor would they go anywhere with the side cover on.

The CM rails have to be the nicest drive fitting solution I've come across.  Be a shame to use tape.




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  Reply # 1208986 6-Jan-2015 09:44
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Maybe tape for a month until rails show up from the EU.




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  Reply # 1208994 6-Jan-2015 10:03
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timmmay: Maybe tape for a month until rails show up from the EU.


I've had drives hanging unmounted from their cables.  In fact, come to think of it, I just might _still_ have an SSD doing exactly that!  My bad.  




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  Reply # 1208999 6-Jan-2015 10:07
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Not an issue with SSDs, obviously because they don't vibrate. Hard drives could suffer. My case can fit 7 drives, I might end up taping the SSDs somewhere and using the slots for spinning drives. Plus more fans to keep 'em cool.




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  Reply # 1209035 6-Jan-2015 10:39
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How many do you need?





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  Reply # 1209036 6-Jan-2015 10:41
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Ideally four rails to support two drives, but even one set would be useful.




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