[SOLVED] How do I screw in this SSD

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I’m confused. Here’s another picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULXuKO0YxGPAQ-PIKxe2Ue9X_cgIMnIT/view?usp=drivesdk

what I did is place the SSD into the case bracket, screw it in from the 4 sides (remains perfectly in place after doing so) but then I can’t figure out how to get the case bracket back into place because now the SSD is covering the 4 screws that holds the bracket in the case
Right.
2x brackets. 1 on the case, 1 on the drive. You can only use one.

So the 4x empty screw holes to the left of the existing case bracket....
Either fill those with screws and slide the bracket already on the drive down over those.
Or
Unmount the case bracket to the right, mount that to the drive, and slide it down over the 4x existing screws.
 

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The bracket on the right of your pic, there are holes that match with the holes on the side of the SSD.
Your SSD looks like it comes with a sled/bracket. Remove that, which should expose compatible screw holes for the case bracket.
 

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The bracket on the right of your pic, there are holes that match with the holes on the side of the SSD.

Presumably the case or the drive came with screws?
Yeah, but there’s no way I’m supposed to screw those back in from the other side of the case?
 

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See my changed comment.
The SSD is screwed from the side into the case bracket but I can’t figure out how to screw it back into the case if that makes any sense

my previous case had a screw on top of the bracket which you could screw back in after sliding it into the case
 

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On the physical drive, it looks to be a bracket already attached. Outlined in red.
Remove that.



The bracket on the case has holes, outlined in red.


Those holes line up with holes on the sides of the SSD.
 

jq0213

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On the physical drive, it looks to be a bracket already attached. Outlined in red.
Remove that.



The bracket on the case has holes, outlined in red.


Those holes line up with holes on the sides of the SSD.
The outlined bracket is the case bracket. The screws are in the holes which you outlined in the second picture. The problem is that I can’t figure out how to screw the case bracket back into place.
 

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There seems to be two brackets.

One already on the drive, one already on the case.
You can only use one.
I’m confused. Here’s another picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULXuKO0YxGPAQ-PIKxe2Ue9X_cgIMnIT/view?usp=drivesdk

what I did is place the SSD into the case bracket, screw it in from the 4 sides (remains perfectly in place after doing so) but then I can’t figure out how to get the case bracket back into place because now the SSD is covering the 4 screws that holds the bracket in the case
 

USAFRet

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I’m confused. Here’s another picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ULXuKO0YxGPAQ-PIKxe2Ue9X_cgIMnIT/view?usp=drivesdk

what I did is place the SSD into the case bracket, screw it in from the 4 sides (remains perfectly in place after doing so) but then I can’t figure out how to get the case bracket back into place because now the SSD is covering the 4 screws that holds the bracket in the case
Right.
2x brackets. 1 on the case, 1 on the drive. You can only use one.

So the 4x empty screw holes to the left of the existing case bracket....
Either fill those with screws and slide the bracket already on the drive down over those.
Or
Unmount the case bracket to the right, mount that to the drive, and slide it down over the 4x existing screws.
 

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