Mounting Seagate 6TB HDD (no center screws)

bencdawkins

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Hello all,

I recently purchased a Seagate 6TB HDD as an expansion drive for my current rig, which is housed in a CM Storm Enforcer case. On unboxing, I noticed that the HDD did not have center mounting screws, which is causing a mounting issue with the OEM tool-free 3.5 to 5.25 mounting adapter brackets, which need that center screw for stability.

I've read quite a few other posts in this forum and elsewhere, and I'm considering trying a fastener (like a zip tie) or an adhesive (double-sided mounting tape, perhaps) to keep the drive stable. Basically, as long as I can get a good fit into the 5.25 bay and avoid any chances of the drive coming loose, I'll be pretty happy.

Any thoughts?
 

SortNVF

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it shouldnt be vibrating badly anyways, so if you drop it at the bottom of the 5.25 box with a rubber disc, felt pad or O-ring at each cornor and zip tie it down, it should be as quiet as any adapter setup.

From there, just order a one piece adapter online and do it right eventually-
 

bencdawkins

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Thanks! This sounds like a good short term solution. Do you have a recommendation for a one piece adapter? I've done some research, and the ones I'm seeing seem more suited to mounting 2.5" SDDs in a 5.25 bay. 3.5" would work with some of these (notably the Orico AC52535), but reviews indicate that there might be poor airflow around a 3.5" HDD.

Thanks again.
 

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