HDD Rail for Medion/Digitainer HTPC case / Schiene 3.5 inch
by Schorhr, published
For my new computer setup, I chose the cheap â‚¬15 Medion/Digitainer HTPC-Case
from Pollin. It's a surprisingly well made case with screw-less drive mount... IF you have the parts, which are not included for a 3.5" Harddrive.
After considering mounting the drive under the DVD burner, but beeing unhappy with the 5.25" to 3.5" adapters I could find, I started one myself. I tried to keep it minimalistic (cheap&fast), but I did not finish it (See SketchUP file: Test_HDD_5-25_3-5_Adapter3.skp).
Instead I decided to create slides for the intended harddrive bay, and after finding some similar one at Google Warehouse that did not work out, I started from sketch.
I somewhat cleaned them up and made them a single manifold object, plus changed it so they can be printed without support material from one side.
The spacer-STL-Part sticks into one of the slots (not identical, so try which one fits), and keeps the rail in place vertically, too.
The initial version's fit was VERRRRY tight, I included a (untested) SLIM version (about 0,4mm thinner).
Also note that the plastic rail is not reaching to the bottom of the drive, what some may prefer instead of sliding the drive on the bay directly. You will need to increase the part height (upper printing side) half a millimeter or so.
PS: See screenshot for best printing orientation on small beds.
PPS: Don't wear as earring.