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Drive Bays - Potential Damage to HDD's?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by elgrandeburro, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. elgrandeburro

    elgrandeburro New Member

    Sep 1, 2011
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    I've been interested in buying several drive bays, for housing a number of 2.5 in drives.

    * KINGWIN KF-251-BK Dual 2.5 Bay: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817990011
    * KINGWIN KF-253-BK 2.5 & 3.5 Bay: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817990016

    * Background: When it comes to to HDD's, not SSD's, the underside of many drives have part of their electronics exposed.
    * Question: If I put a 2.5" hard drive into the 2.5" bays, and the underside electronics of the drive come in contact with metal trays, which appear to be made of steel or at least some other conductive metal, won't that likely cause problems with the drive, such as shorting it out or greatly increase issues with electrostatic discharge?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  2. Arrakis+9


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    The way the drives plug in would give about 1-2mm of clearance between the bottom of the cage and your drive - when you deal with hot swapping devices that have no cage there is always clearance between the drive and the housing to let you pull the drive in and out without it scraping anything :D
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