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Topic # 185290 17-Nov-2015 13:20
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Can you please point me to the right direction where I can get find those little screws?

A friend of mine bought a CalDigit T3 enclousre and a pair of WD hard drives to be put together. The T3 doesn't come with any screw and those came with WD hds cannot fit into the hd trays. As shown in the photos below, my friend was told to find some countersunk head screws which I have no idea where to start the search.





I would appreciate if someone can tell me where I can get hold of those little puppies in a shop in Wellington or online.

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  Reply # 1429612 17-Nov-2015 13:20
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  Reply # 1429652 17-Nov-2015 13:34
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If you don't have any luck, use the Command Adhesive Strips.  These are removable and stick like the proverbial to a blanket.

IMHO it was dumb of the manufacturer to not include countersunk screws.




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  Reply # 1429659 17-Nov-2015 13:46
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Last time I needed countersunk drive screws like that I got them off ebay out of china, took 2 weeks and cost a few dollars.




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  Reply # 1429663 17-Nov-2015 13:54
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Something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hard-Drive-Caddy-Screws-Stainless-6-32-UNC-Countersunk-SATA-HDD-Screw-Hot-Tray-/331198155449?var=&hash=item4d1cf2cab9:m:m1jhop685h1X90Pvd4qKggg




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  Reply # 1429664 17-Nov-2015 13:55
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You need what are generally called "machine screws". A lot of places sell them, e.g. Digi-Key, Anzor, or you can even get them on Amazon but you need to know what diameter, length and pitch (i.e. the "thread count") you need. Do you have that information?

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  Reply # 1429666 17-Nov-2015 13:58
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_case_screws should help with the screw thread information 




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  Reply # 1429668 17-Nov-2015 14:01
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Needed a bunch of shoulder screws for HDD's a few weeks back. Just went down to the local PC place and the let me rummage through their HUGE box of screws and take what I wanted for a flat fee.

They told me several times to make sure I took as much as I wanted. Got what I needed and two handfuls for luck. :)

Thankyou Cellotech Dunedin




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  Reply # 1429685 17-Nov-2015 14:40
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Thanks to all for sharing your experiences and tips. I got the specs of those screws; though it's foreign language to me:

 

  • 6/32 thread pitch / count
  • 5/32 screw length
I'd encourage him visit some local PC shops and see if he gets lucky as some of you. If not, will try Aliexpress or eBay as last resort. 

Thanks again for all your prompt answers. Cheers  

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  Reply # 1429690 17-Nov-2015 15:03
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Ive probablygot a bunch here.Let me check today and ill message you

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  Reply # 1429825 17-Nov-2015 17:52
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Thanks for the link, Lisa. Much appreciated. 

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  Reply # 1430262 18-Nov-2015 11:20
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Wherabouts are you? If near Greenlane, Auckland - I might have them for you (free). But you need to come with the device to try. I found there could be different standards and the use of metric and imperial threads is common

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  Reply # 1430299 18-Nov-2015 12:41
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GeekRay: Thanks to all for sharing your experiences and tips. I got the specs of those screws; though it's foreign language to me:

 

  • 6/32 thread pitch / count
  • 5/32 screw length
I'd encourage him visit some local PC shops and see if he gets lucky as some of you. If not, will try Aliexpress or eBay as last resort. 

Thanks again for all your prompt answers. Cheers  


Just a quick note: the foreign language above means: a #6 machine screw, 32 threads to the inch (unified coarse - or "UC" standard)

and just 5/32" - 0.16 of an inch long - about 4mm. That's a bit shorter than the 1/4" - .25 of an inch long - bit over 6mm - standard caddy screw.

Check if it really has to be that short before you order them - prehaps to not stick proud of the case or something.



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  Reply # 1430300 18-Nov-2015 12:42
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I am based in Wellington which means I might not be able to take on your offer. Still thankful for your kind offer. 



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  Reply # 1430301 18-Nov-2015 12:45
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Sidestep: 

Just a quick note: the foreign language above means: a #6 machine screw, 32 threads to the inch (unified coarse - or "UC" standard)

and just 5/32" - 0.16 of an inch long - about 4mm. That's a bit shorter than the 1/4" - .25 of an inch long - bit over 6mm - standard caddy screw.

Check if it really has to be that short before you order them - prehaps to not stick proud of the case or something.


I just got a winner for the "Best translator award of the year". Thanks heaps for the info, Sidestep. Will pass it onto my mate. 

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