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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

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

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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.

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.

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Mount Hard Drive into adaptor first.

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MobyDisk on Apr 26, 2014 said:

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.

owen on May 3, 2014 said:

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.

Oliverl880 on Jul 22, 2013 said:

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

owen on Jul 22, 2013 said:

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.

Zac on Apr 7, 2013 said:

Nice!
I just bought one of these online for over $20

JohnnyDude on Dec 1, 2012 said:

I went with this one because it's a single piece. Works great! Nicely done!

owen on Dec 2, 2012 said:

 Thanks Johnny

MakerCubed on Jan 31, 2012 said:

Just FYI, I made a version too: http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

owen on Jan 31, 2012 said:

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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