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Why can I get 5.25" Drive Bays?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by kodex, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. kodex New Member

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    I finally got around to getting a job, so I'll have some extra money to spend on a project. I've been thinking up ideas for a custom case, but I can't seem to find 5.25 drive bays anywhere. Well, there was an acrylic AC Ryan one, but I was looking for something made of metal if at all possible.

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When you mean drive bays are you looking for something with fans?
     
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    I was wondering this as well . . . :wtf:


    i mean . . . if need be I can probably rumage out some 5.25" FDD I still have laying around - obsolete hardware, but might be neat to install for the "ZOMG, WTF IS THAT?!" factor. Green LED, too . . .

    :roll:
     
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    I need 5.25" drive cages. You know, for 5.25" drives to be inserted into.
     
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    I don't think you can buy "bays" they are an internal component of the case and can't be separated. only 5.25" cages for hard drives like this.

    PS, I think you can buy slot rails.

    - Christine
     
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    Some of the places linked above by Allen sell hard drive cages, but no 5.25" device cages. =/ I suppose that if worse comes to worse I can always hack saw a cage out of an old case.
     
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    I'm so confused
     
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    This guy means where can he buy the drive bays themseves. This doesnt mean the HDD cages. I'd hack them out of a case instead of purchasing, honestly....
     
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    You all know what optical drives are, right? I need the cages that you install them into. Otherwise, how else would I put them in a custom case?
     
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    Best to find an old case in a skip, or buy a case off ebay, and hack out what you want.
     
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