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ladd134

Western Digital Screw Relocation

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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.

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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. 


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