Icy Dock's Flex-Fit Trio Accessory Can Hold 3 HDDs in 5.25"

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dgingeri

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hooray. I have two 2.5" backplanes in two systems that turn a 5.25" bay into 4 2.5" bays, and these are hot swappable. This is not really all that exciting.
 

jasonelmore

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Why didnt i think of this! this is great for those using smal mini itx cases such as Bitfenix series and Corsair's HAF XB.This allows 2 ssd's in raid 0 for lightning fast OS and Program storage, and a big 3.5 slot for a 4TB driver perfect for storing your steam library or production content.
 

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@doomtomb:Until they do away with optical discs completely, 5.25 is here to stay.As dginggeri mentioned, these things have been around for a while. I prefer this option from Silverstone though that turns a 5.25 bay in to a bay that holds a slim line optical drive as well as 4x 2.5 drives.http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-sst-fp58b-bay-device-525-1x-slot-loading-slim-optical-drive-and-4x-25-hdd-ssd-blackSilverstone have had these for sale for quite a while
 

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Exactly what I need for my mini-ITX build. I can use the empty space from the original hdd space for more fan. better airflow. - Bitfenix Phenom
 

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5.25" bays have been out for so long it isn't funny. Too bad there are almost no cases that you can purchase without them. Optical hasn't been usable for at least 3 years now. I hate 5.25" bays but since you can't buy a case without them at least this is something you can do with them.
 

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LOL @ floppy drives also my PC's will always have one optical drive (DVD / Blu-Ray) or whatever other media that might replace it.
 
I would never buy a case that does NOT have a optical drive bay. For one it is needed for my XSPC water cooling kit and I have to have a Blu-Ray burner it is a must. So I need at least 3 5.25 bays. Optical drives of some type will be around for some time to come.
 

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I built my computer just a year ago and I use all four of my 5.25" bays. One person does not equate to everyone not having a use for them.
 

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Interesting. This could be a good accessory to have for a home cloud unit. Although I think what with multi-terrabyte drives becoming more popular, and therefore cheaper, the need for multiple drives will start declining soon...
 
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