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13 Aug 2014   #1
I WANT MY GIFS

windows 7 64
 
 
Can someone tell what the heck this is?

I think they are called hard drive rails or a hard drive caddy?
They attach to the side of my hard drive & slide into the slot in my PC.

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I can't for the life of me find another pair like this.Amazon, newegg, ebay. I get no results to anything similar to them when I search.
The other rails or caddys look nothing like this. They are all different sizes & shapes & won't fit into the slot inside my PC.


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13 Aug 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

They are probably unique to your PC's case manufacturer. I have similar ones in my CoolerMaster case. If I wanted more of that particular type to fit my case, I would probably have to get them from CoolerMaster.

You might have to get yours from whoever makes your case.
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13 Aug 2014   #3
I WANT MY GIFS

windows 7 64
 
 

They are from an Antec case.

I searched for Antec rails & found none.
Will I literally have to contact them through their official site & email them to see fi they will sell them to me?
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14 Aug 2014   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes. Be sure to have your case model number handy.

You'd be amazed at the results you can get by actually talking to another human. I needed to replace a defective case USB port for a case out of warranty and after explaining the situation to the woman on the phone they actually just sent me one, free of charge.
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14 Aug 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are those rails to fit 2.5" disks into 3.5" bays ?? If yes, those are pretty common.
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14 Aug 2014   #6
I WANT MY GIFS

windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are those rails to fit 2.5" disks into 3.5" bays ?? If yes, those are pretty common.
They are for 3.5 hard drive.
I searched for hours, through vvarious sites & even through google images & haven't found one that is identical.

I actually bought a Dell drive rail that looked similar, but would not fit inside the slot in my PC.
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14 Aug 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You will have to contact Antec to see if they still have them available. If your case is an older one, there is a good chance they won't. That is the reason, after I got my Corsair 650D, I bought several spare HDD trays (an equivalent to the Antec HDD rails) to make sure I would have replacements for any future broken ones.
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