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Hi,

 

I would install 4th and possibly 5th HDD in the external 5.25" bay. Has anyone done this ?

 

 

Thanks

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A few of us on the forum use ICY Dock caddies. https://www.icydock.com 

 

I have the dual 2.5"/3.5" hot swap caddy in my spare 5.25" bay. https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=141 

 

Or you can have 4x 2.5" drives. https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=244 

 

They have a very wide range of products, so have a browse on their web site. Most can be purchased on Amazon or eBay.

 

Of course, if you want to place the drives externally, you can simply use an external USB 3.0 drive enclosure.

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A few of us on the forum use ICY Dock caddies. https://www.icydock.com 

 

I have the dual 2.5"/3.5" hot swap caddy in my spare 5.25" bay. https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=141 

 

Or you can have 4x 2.5" drives. https://www.icydock.com/goods.php?id=244 

 

They have a very wide range of products, so have a browse on their web site. Most can be purchased on Amazon or eBay.

 

Of course, if you want to place the drives externally, you can simply use an external USB 3.0 drive enclosure.

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My apologies for the multiple posts. Kept getting an error when trying to post the first message, but didn't get the confirmation message "your post has been successful", just stayed on the edit screen. Looking to see if I can delete the other posts. Sorry.

 

Does anyone know how to remove a post?

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Thanks for your reply.

 

Do they make any caddies having acoustic dampening in place that you know of?

 

I will explore their site.

 

Thanks

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Finding a caddy with acoustic dampening might be a bit tricky. Alternatively, why not simply buy some adhesive-backed acoustic foam and add your own dampening? e.g.

 

acoustic d.JPG

 

https://www.onbuy.com/gb/silverstone-sst-sf01-universal-noise-reduction-kit-computer-case-part~c8623...

 

https://www.efoam.co.uk/Pyrosorb-class-0-acoustic-foam.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxPuysPDU6gIVj7h3Ch3HTwW...

 

https://www.ikoustic.co.uk/products/floor/mutemat-3?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxPuysPDU6gIVj7h3Ch3HTwW7EAQYAS...

 

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If you're not planning on removing/hot-swapping the drives, and you're possibly on a budget, you could also consider using one of these adapters - less than £10!

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-25-to-3-5-inches-Computer-Optical-Bay-Drive-Slot-Case-Adapter-Mounting/...

 

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I'll have to work on getting acoustic foam to help with the dampening..

 

I bought this adapter and it worked out perfectly. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X5HAKXC

 

Thanks

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tread very carefully if you use dampening material as it WILL BLOCK THE DRIVES ABILITY TO SHED HEAT and you may find the drive reaching abnormally high temps if you go this route

 

a much better method is to buy drive enclosures where the drive mounting screws are isolated using rubber/silicone washers using this method is quite effective in isolating the drive vibrations

 

last, using a trayless 5.25 HOTSWAP adapter might also fit your requirements

 

here's one such adapter

 

https://www.amazon.com/Kingwin-Universal-Tray-Less-Backplane-Enclosure/dp/B00M3WNWB2/ref=pd_lpo_147_...

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