Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  

Western Digital Screw Relocation

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a new hard drive, an old case, and a strange problem.

I have a Bitfenix Prodigy M with 4 3.5 inch drive mounting points, but they all use rubber vibration-damping screws and only mount to the bottom holes of the hard drive.

I also have a high capacity WD Ultrastar drive that uses there new "Alternate" screw locations (figure 3 in https://support.wdc.com/images/kb/2579-810188-000_P02.pdf)

my problem is I can only mount 2 screws at a time, and with the vibration-damping washers, they really lack the strength to prevent the hard drives from falling off the side mounts.

I've found a lone article and one post about this situation (http://www.computer-answers.ca/2017/computer-questions/windows-questions/where-did-the-screw-holes-go-8-and-10-tb-hard-drive-mounting-issue/ and https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/wd-red-3-5-to-3-5-mounting-adapter.3185577/) but the solution they present is not applicable to me, as I have no side mounting brackets and I'm not using a mac pro.

Has anyone solved a similar issue? I have not been able to find any 3.5 to 3.5 inch sleds that might fix this except for maybe a drive caddy for a Phanteks case, which wouldn't mount to my case.


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you use normal hdd screws through the ventilation holes instead? 

Alternatively, you can enlarge some of the holes in a similar way to the existing mounting holes so that you can use the normal rubber mounts. 

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this