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SSD Stackers - 2.5" HDDs work too! (Previously "Dual SSD Stackers")

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SSD Stackers - 2.5" HDDs work too! (Previously "Dual SSD Stackers") by nonaym Dec 8, 2014

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Summary

SSD Stackers (as well as the old "Dual SSD Stackers") are meant to allow you to stack and mount two (or more, now thanks to SapperSquid's suggestion) 2.5" drives (SSD or HDD) together, and then be mounted in desktop computer cases that have mounting holes for only a single drive (where there is still clearance for two 2.5" drives).

PRO TIP: Always start by mounting your top drive from the bottom, and stack from there... I might try to get some instructions put together later to illustrate this.

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2-1-16 - Finally got around to testing the new "infinistackable" design (9mm widehole version) myself, and I'm pleased to say it works great! I only had spare 2.5" HDDs laying around to test, but this will absolutely work with SSDs (recommend the 7mm version for SSDs). Have a gander at the newly uploaded image of the new design shown in red... I'll try to post more images/info later.

11/9/15 - New files (ssd_stacker...stl) are currently untested, but should be infinitely stackable! Added new stacker design with SapperSquid's suggestion, and a couple other tweaks implimented. New filenames now reflect drive sizes, and also made a second version that has slightly wider holes for screws to fit through easier (hopefully). I will try to follow up in the next few days with a photo of more than two drives stacked using these.

Might try compacting things even more in a future iteration... for those that might need to fit more in a smaller amount of space. Current design allows for better airflow however.

=======================Old info=======================

The original "dual_ssd_stacker_final_flat1" files are meant for 9mm drives, and the "dual_ssd_stacker_final_flat1_7mm" files are meant for 7mm drives.

12/11/14 - Just tested the 7mm stacker with two 1TB Samsung EVO SSDs, and they mounted beautifully. Furthermore, the two "stacked" drives mounted just as well into the HDD/SSD sled that came with the computer case I am currently building into.

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Print settings are not super important, just make sure the parts come out nice and strong!

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SSD Stackers

Will come back later to write this up more, but for now just make sure to start by mounting your first four Stackers to the bottom of your top drive, and stack on from there!

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Will these work with 2.5 inch hard drives that are 15mm thick? If no, how and what do I need to modify the files so it works with 15mm thick hard drives?

No. I currently do not have a 15mm version. I have not released the source for these, and so they are not easily editable. That being said, you might be able to use an STL editing program, or some other CAD software to re-create/edit the design. Sorry I do not have any specific recommendations here.

do you know the type of screws go into 2.5 inch drive and so I could 3d print him.

Jan 27, 2017 - Modified Jan 27, 2017
nonaym - in reply to FrankieB

I would not recommend trying to 3D print the screws for these drives as they are very small with extremely fine threading. Do yourself a favor and use some metal screws. They might be M3, but I'm not sure off hand.

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I printed out a 9mm set of these to mount a 2.5" 9mm HDD and a 2.5" 7mm SSD. My case only had a single 2.5" slot, but by sacrificing the 3.5" bay above it and using these, it all worked out.

One suggestion, the top outside screw holes are not needed, and redundant. You could do away with that, and make these have an "L" profile instead of a "T." That way you could use multiple sets to stack up more than two drives. Once I can get CAD running on my new computer, maybe I will mash this design up. Any, thanks! These worked great.

Actually just uploaded a few with some changes... give 'em a try if you can and let me know how they work!

Nov 9, 2015 - Modified Nov 9, 2015
nonaym - in reply to SapperSquid

I like your thinking, and thanks for the idea! I will try to add a new version of this design incorporating your idea as soon as I can.

While I originally figured it would be good to give folks options when it comes to mounting, I think there is absolutely a huge opportunity by removing the redundant mounting hole. My other reasoning for all the mounting options was for easier dissassembly (say you just wanted to remove the top drive, then you wouldn't have to take the bottom drive out to access the screws underneat...), but perhaps that isn't really necessary for everyone.

Really glad to hear these helped you with your new computer build!!

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