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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: hdd question? Reply with quote

i want to add another hdd to run linux but as my hdd is mounted vertically i was wondering if anyone knows if there is some kind of carrier type thing so that i can mount them together rather than just taping it to the bottom of the box
if you use pcplus forum i'm sorry for the repeat question Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: RE: hdd question? Reply with quote

It there is room at the bottom of the box, and the leads reach, why not? I once installed a 3 1/2" drive in a 5 1/4" bay because when I bought a convertor it was the wrong type. I screwed in one side and put a great wadge of Blu-Tak the other.

Which brings me to my other point. If you can use it without it touching any vulnerable parts of the HD, use Blu-Tak to act as a physical buffer so that any knocks aren't transmitted to the HD from the case.

Another thing is that some HDDs have screwholes on the bottom so that you can mount them on the bottom of the case, it's a question of whether there are any holes on the case, and if you have to drill some, you'll probably have to remove everything and put it back later.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply it looks as though bluetac is the way to go Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update i have done it Cool it's in and works i used a caddie and modded my case Cool i haven't formatted it yet for linux as i'm not overly sure how to do it Confused
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need to format it, just run the installer for whichever distro you want and it will (usually) take care of partitioning the drive.
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