[SOLVED] Very Non-Standard Mounting Hardware

Apr 21, 2020
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I am attempting to add an additional hard drive to a desktop (HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor) and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to physically mount it inside the case.

The hard drive currently in the computer has some small wheels on its sides that slide into slots in the case (see pictures below). I have tried to find other examples of this mounting system online, as well as where I can buy those "wheels", but with no success.

So my question is: How can I add a new hard drive to my computer with this hardware restriction? Do I need a special adapter? Or can those "wheels" be purchased somewhere?

Images: View: https://imgur.com/a/3UfLtU5
 

Ralston18

Titan
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The keyword to use is "caddy"

Google "HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor caddy" or similar words and phrasing.

Narrow the search criteria as the results approach the "adapter" (caddy) needed for your build.

For example:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/869842-hp-compaq-elite-8300-small-form-factor-pc-ssd-caddy

I noted a couple of youtube postings. The postings may or may not be helpful per se but the videos may provide an additional reference or other terminology to use for additional searches.
 

Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
The keyword to use is "caddy"

Google "HP 8300 Elite Small Form Factor caddy" or similar words and phrasing.

Narrow the search criteria as the results approach the "adapter" (caddy) needed for your build.

For example:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/869842-hp-compaq-elite-8300-small-form-factor-pc-ssd-caddy

I noted a couple of youtube postings. The postings may or may not be helpful per se but the videos may provide an additional reference or other terminology to use for additional searches.
 

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