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Windows 7: Mod a 3.5" card reader drive so it has room inside for a 2.5" ssd?

18 Jan 2012   #1
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Mod a 3.5" card reader drive so it has room inside for a 2.5" ssd?

I really love my case, but it doesn't have as many drive bays as it should.
Currently I have:
5.25" blu-ray drive
3.5" SD/MMC/etc card reader drive
3.5" 1TB HDD
2.5" 60GB SSD
I want t shoehorn in a second hard drive that's over 1TB, but I have no room, unless I tape the ssd to the bottom of my BDD (which I think will be a bad idea.

But: the card reader is a bit of wasted space, as I believe al the internals are capable of fitting itno a 1-1.5" section in the front, with room for s 2.5" ssd tjat doesn't stick out too much.

my question is:

has anyone ever modified a 3.5" card reader drive so they can fit a 2.5" drive inside it (not externally accessible, as it's the boot drive). I have never seen a premade version of this.


thanks.


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18 Jan 2012   #2
Qdos

 

I'm sure you could do it.

I have a homemade NAS inside the carcass of an old printer...
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18 Jan 2012   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

...and the printer works? That's my big problem.
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18 Jan 2012   #4
Qdos

 

Oh no, it was a very kaput printer... the idea was that nobody would ever think of there being an NAS inside an old Epson printer shell...

I've previously added drives and other stuff the PCI card backplanes with a little 'meccano' type DIY, I'm sure you could possibly figure out a way to do that...
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18 Jan 2012   #5
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I'm sure you could do it.

I have a homemade NAS inside the carcass of an old printer...
interesting
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18 Jan 2012   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Actually, is there any reason why using double-sided foam tape to stick a SSD to the bottom of a Blu-ray drive is a bad idea?
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18 Jan 2012   #7
Qdos

 

Better to use some cable ties and nothing sticky...
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19 Jan 2012   #8
vierasniper

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Actually, is there any reason why using double-sided foam tape to stick a SSD to the bottom of a Blu-ray drive is a bad idea?
Velcro that bad boy.
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24 Jan 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Newegg has some 3.5" USB panels which have mounting for a 2.5" SSD or HDD.
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