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2.5 inch SSD to 3.5 inch Hard Drive Bay Adaptor

by owen, published

2.5 inch SSD to 3.5 inch Hard Drive Bay Adaptor by owen Jan 30, 2012

Description

Bracket to mount a 2.5" Hard Drive or an SSD Hard Drive into a 3.5" hard drive bay

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Excelent!!! Tanks
Hi Moby
Thanks for your comments. As for tapping holes in PLA, I always make the holes smaller and just make the screw create it's own thread. It works no problem. If you feel a need you can heat the screw up first but I've never worried about doing that either.
Thanks for making this! A few usage notes: The user must tap the screws into the holes since you can't 3D print threads. The holes are a bit smaller than the screw so this is possible. But since hard drive screws are flat, not pointed, I started tapping with a philips screwdriver, then used brute force to push the screw into that. I did it with ABS, but this might be harder to do with PLA since it isn't as soft. I used the first and third holes for my mounting, but found the third hole was about one hole's width off. So I essentially tapped an entirely new hole at that point. It worked though.

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Mount Hard Drive into adaptor first.

Thanks for making this! A few usage notes: The user must tap the screws into the holes since you can't 3D print threads. The holes are a bit smaller than the screw so this is possible. But since hard drive screws are flat, not pointed, I started tapping with a philips screwdriver, then used brute force to push the screw into that. I did it with ABS, but this might be harder to do with PLA since it isn't as soft. I used the first and third holes for my mounting, but found the third hole was about one hole's width off. So I essentially tapped an entirely new hole at that point. It worked though.
Hi Moby
Thanks for your comments. As for tapping holes in PLA, I always make the holes smaller and just make the screw create it's own thread. It works no problem. If you feel a need you can heat the screw up first but I've never worried about doing that either.
Ive bee using the cardboard box from the hardrive because i was too lazy to buy one thank god i stumbled upon this and thank you for making it i kinda feel like a loser because i cant make it myself but then again i am new to all of this
No problems Oliver. If you want to start learning how to make models Google Sketchup is a good place to start because it's one of the easiers CAD programs to learn. Plus they have good tutorials and it's free.
Nice!
I just bought one of these online for over $20
I went with this one because it's a single piece. Works great! Nicely done!
 Thanks Johnny
Just FYI, I made a version too: thingiverse.com/thing:13472
Hard Drive / SSD Brackets for 2.5, 3.5, 5.25 mounts simplified
Yeah I printed yours but I wanted a single holder that went into the bay on it's own independent of another hard drive being there or not. Thanks for the info anyway.
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