Question One of the stabiliser sticks on my hard drive holder is broken

Aug 3, 2020
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The one that is circled red have broken off (i can't insert the image)

You know how you put your hard drive in a holder and then slip the holder in to the hard drive cage? And that the holder secures the disk with 4 sticks? One of them is broken and im asking if this will cause damage to the drive due to shake/etc, i don't have a spare holder.
 

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View: https://i.imgur.com/g0yX8or.jpg
The one that is circled red have broken off (i can't insert the image)

You know how you put your hard drive in a holder and then slip the holder in to the hard drive cage? And that the holder secures the disk with 4 sticks? One of them is broken and im asking if this will cause damage to the drive due to shake/etc, i don't have a spare holder.
No. Some people mount the hard drive on rubber bands to isolate any vibration from the case. 3 screws is plenty.
 
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No. Some people mount the hard drive on rubber bands to isolate any vibration from the case. 3 screws is plenty.
thank you.

this gives me an idea, my case only has 2 slots for hdd (i was surprised) so i had to remove one of my old 1 tb hdds to install my new 2 tb one. i would have prefered to just have it as a 3rd hdd.

another block in my path is the fact that all 3 male ends of the storage power cable is used by the ssd and hdds and while i do have a spare power cable for hard drives, the power supplies sockets are hidden behind the cage and requires so many screws. im not sure of the safity of adding more cables too as i didnt build the pc myself and its 7 years old. the power supply is one of the only parts i replaced over the years and its modular btw.
 

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