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    Question Rubber screws

    Does anyone know where I could lay my hands on rubber screws to screw hard drives/ DVD drives into place? I understand they help prevent vibration noise; does anyone have first hand experience of them?

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    Great stuff! Thanks for that. Even better than what I was hoping for!

    EDIT: Maybe not. My PC case has drive rails which don't work with this. Damn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Great stuff! Thanks for that. Even better than what I was hoping for!

    EDIT: Maybe not. My PC case has drive rails which don't work with this. Damn...
    How so? If you have tool-less mounting it should still work, it goes in the 5.25 rack not the HDD one.

    I don't think that you can get literal rubber screws as the thread inside the HDD would rip rubber to shreds.

    About the only answer is to use washers on the screws, if they can fit and still hold the HDD in place, plus you have to find some that are the right size.

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    This product cannot be installed in PC cases which have non-standard 5ΒΌ" bay screw holes, nor PC cases with screwless (rail-based) mounting mechanisms. Also, the distance between the drive mounting screw holes must be less than 5.7 cm.
    Don't know why but there it is straight from the horses mouth.
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    considering it looks as though the plates have 4 mounting holes i would say they would fiit the slides ?

    for a fiver is it not worth the risk, im sure it would sell straight away on here if it didnt work !

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    If the drive mounting/bay has holes why not feed round elastic or Stetch Magic through them and then put the drive in the elastic/Stretch Magic?

    Check out the hard drive suspension on silentpcreview.com.

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