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Fractal Design Meshify C: Locating Additional (3rd) 3.5" Hard Drive?

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That's the bottom of the PSU enclosure at the front, where the removable 2x3.5" cage goes. I don't think it's so much an additional 3.5" area as it's an alternative one - you can put a single 3.5" drive there screwed directly to the case floor if you aren't using the included cage. Fractal's specs for the case only say it supports up to two 3.5" drives, not three. 

I fell like this is probably something obvious that I'm just overlooking, but I can't figure it out so I figure it's time to ask for help.

 

Background: bought Meshify C for my new personal build, nominally supposedly supports up to 3 3.5" drives. Got my 2 RAID 1 drives installed in the included cage with no problem, though mildly annoyed that it was not a tool-less installation but whatever. But although the case supposedly can take 3 drives, I can't FOR THE LIFE OF ME figure out where the mounting point for that 3rd drive is supposed to be. Not to mention that the hardware for doing such doesn't seem to actually be included (only 8 screws provided), but I could probably get away just mounting some with 2 screws each or something.

 

Relevant snip of Fractal's case user guide attached, but I can't tell if that's the front, top, or back of the case, or else just the top of the PSU enclosure. Can't get enough context clues from the diagram to orient myself.

 

Anyone familiar enough with this case to help clue me in?

 

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That's the bottom of the PSU enclosure at the front, where the removable 2x3.5" cage goes. I don't think it's so much an additional 3.5" area as it's an alternative one - you can put a single 3.5" drive there screwed directly to the case floor if you aren't using the included cage. Fractal's specs for the case only say it supports up to two 3.5" drives, not three. 

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6 hours ago, Middcore said:

That's the bottom of the PSU enclosure at the front, where the removable 2x3.5" cage goes. I don't think it's so much an additional 3.5" area as it's an alternative one - you can put a single 3.5" drive there screwed directly to the case floor if you aren't using the included cage. Fractal's specs for the case only say it supports up to two 3.5" drives, not three. 

Ah crap. Thanks. Yeah, I knew the spec just said 2 but when I saw that in the guide I got optimistic and thought I had room for a 3rd. 

 

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